Peugeot aims high with new advanced 3008 crossover

Peugeot’s all-new 3008 mid-size crossover will be an important arrival on the Australian market, says the French carmaker. The latest player in a rapidly growing segment arrives at a time when demand for SUVs with a difference is high and the 3008 is claimed to deliver through its revolutionary, latest-generation Peugeot i-Cockpit digital instrumentation display, along with refreshing styling and comprehensive standard specification.

Every Peugeot 3008 variant will feature the latest i-Cockpit configurable 12.3-inch digital instrument panel and an 8.0-inch central touch-screen, features which the company says are usually only found in premium vehicles.

Four model levels will be available with Active, Allure, GT Line and the range-topping GT grades meeting every buyer’s needs and budget.

Powering the Active, Allure and GT Line is a 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol rated at 121kW and 240Nm. The top-spec GT is exclusively offered with the more powerful 2.0 litre turbo diesel producing 133 kW and 400Nm. Both powertrains are fitted with six-speed automatic transmission.

Aimed at enthusiasts the new Peugeot 3008 GT offers sporty and exclusive touches. The 3008 GT will feature:

  • A sportier attitude with flared guards and 19″ tyres as standard (235/50/R19), combined with two-tone diamond-cut BOSTON wheels. Only available for the GT version, this dynamic tyre is combined with running gear specifically developed to leverage the greater grip and handling from the tuned suspension package.
  • Full LED lighting structure, including sequential indicators.
  • An exclusive bodywork colour, “Coupe-franche”. With a standard two-tone roof in “Black Diamond”, the GT version offers an optional “Coupe-franche” paint design using three of the range’s colours (Platinum Grey, Amazonite Grey and Metallic Copper).
  • Specific exterior and interior sporty touches.

The GT-Line finish offers a combination of sporty and top-of-the-range looks with more affordable engine versions. The 3008 GT-Line will feature:

  • GT Line logo on the front wings and rear tailgate,
  • A specific front bumper with full LED lights and the GT grille
  • Stainless steel quarter light finishers and weather-strips,
  • Dual chrome exhaust pipes,
  • “Black Diamond” roof as standard.

The new 3008 sports a fresh new design, underpinned by the new EMP2 platform shared with the 308 hatch. Thanks to new lightweight construction, the latest 3008 is on average 100kg lighter than the outgoing model.

It measures 4.45 metres in length, making it around 80mm longer than its predecessor, with most of the added length benefiting the wheelbase for improved interior comfort. Rear legroom has increased by 24mm, while rear headroom has increased by 36mm.

Inside, the next-generation i-Cockpit incorporates a high resolution 12.3-inch instrument cluster with five different display modes. There’s also an 8.0-inch tablet-like touchscreen for the main dash fascia.

Pricing for the new Peugeot 3008 starts from $36,990 plus on-roads.

2017 Peugeot 3008 pricing

MODELPrice (Excl. on roads)
3008 ACTIVE$36,990
3008 ALLURE$39,490
3008 GT LINE$43,490
3008 GT$49,490

 

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