Peugeot 2008


The Peugeot 2008 SUV is the 2021 South African Car of the Year, beating out 23 finalists in the prestigious competition.


  • The announcement was made by the South Africa Guild of Mobility Journalists (SAGMJ).
  • The dynamic and distinctive cross-over held its head proudly above South Africa’s motoring best to take the overall title.
  • There were six nominees in the category, including Hyundai’s Creta crossover, Toyota’s Corolla Sedan, the Volkswagen T-Roc, Kia Seltos, and the Mazda CX-30.
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The Peugeot 2008 caught The Sandton Times eye early on and there is no surprise that the versatile SUV designed firmly with lifestyle intentions took this coveted title. With next-generation technology, a selection of powerful, fuel-efficient engines and dynamic appealing styling, contributed to the car being recognised for the SAGMJ’s accolade.


Peugeot 2008
Along the way, the Peugeot 2008 SUV was also honoured with the 2021 Jurors Excellence Award and beat out five strong competitors in the hotly contested Compact Family category, one of the most contested groups in this year’s competition. Image: The Sandton Times

We’re naturally delighted by the recognition by the South African Guild of Mobility Journalists of our exciting Peugeot 2008 SUV. We believe the car certainly deserves it. It’s been a major success for customers and we’re proud of the results it’s achieving thanks to major efforts from our Stellantis and dealer teams.

// Managing Director of Stellantis South Africa, Leslie Ramsoomar


The accolade is the second for Stellantis from the SAGMJ this year, the new company being recognised in June as the most admired car company in the country.


With its fluid and robust lines, the all-new Peugeot 2008 SUV delivers masterful power and efficiency combined with its striking front grille, horizontal bonnet, and raised ground clearance, enhancing the sophisticated and sharp design.


Peugeot 2008
At the rear, the spoiler, gloss black rear cluster connecting strip, and chrome exhaust affirm its sporty, tenacious personality. Image: The Sandton Times

The Competition has taken on a whole different meaning over the last 18 months. Every car maker has fought gallantly and is worthy of congratulations, but especially to the other category winners and all the finalists.

// Managing Director of Stellantis South Africa, Leslie Ramsoomar


There were 23 finalists in the running for this year’s awards across nine categories. Some of the other notable 2021 South African Car of the Year category winners were:

  • Budget Category: Toyota Starlet
  • Compact Category: Hyundai Venue
  • Premium Category: BMW 4 Series
  • Adventure Category: Toyota Land Cruiser Prado
  • Double Cab Category: Toyota Hilux Double Cab
  • Performance Category: Porsche 911 Turbo S
  • New Energy Category: Porsche Taycan
  • Motor Enthusiast’s Choice: Mercedes-Benz E-Class


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