Peugeot’s all-new 3008 medium SUV arrives in showrooms with relatively high entry-level pricing that’s offset by a broad list of standard features.
This includes the latest version of Peugeot’s i-Cockpit virtual dashboard, which features a 12.3-inch digital instrument panel and an 8.0-inch central touch-screen.
Other standard features in the Peugeot 3008 Active include:
- Speed limit recognition and recommendation
- Distance alert
- Driver attention alert
- Lane departure warning
- Front and rear parking sensors
- Reversing camera
- Leather sports steering wheel
- Cruise control with speed limiter
- Dual zone climate control
- Rear air vents
- Auto dimming rear-view mirror
- Driver Sport Pack - which provides more responsive electric power steering, throttle mapping, gearbox response, engine sound, and instrument display
- Digital radio
- Apple Carplay and Android Auto
- Smartphone charging plate
- Voice recognition for phone and radio
- Satellite navigation
- Aluminium roof bars
- 17-inch alloy wheels
- LED daytime running lights
- Automatic windscreen wipers
The Active and the mid-spec Allure and GT-Line variants are powered by a 121kW/240Nm 1.6-litre turbo petrol engine, with while a 133kW/400Nm 2.0-litre turbo diesel sits under the bonnet of the range-topping GT.
Both engines meet Euro 6 emissions standards, with the turbo petrol having a frugal combined fuel economy rating of 7.0L/100km and the diesel managing an even thriftier 4.8L/100km.
There’s just one transmission option in the range, a six-speed auto, which pushes power to the front wheels. While there is no AWD option, a Grip Control traction system is available as a $200 option.
An Advanced Safety Pack, which includes emergency braking, active cruise control and lane keeping assist is standard in the GT-Line ($43,490) and GT ($49,490) variants, and a $1500 option in the second-up Allure ($39,490).
Other standard features found in the higher spec models include:
- 360-degree reversing camera
- Reverse and parallel parking assist
- LED headlights and foglights [GT-Line and GT]
- Driver seat lumbar adjustment
- Powered heated front seats with massage function [GT]
- 18-inch alloy wheels [Allure and GT-Line]
- 19-inch alloy wheels [GT]
While the new 3008 takes a more conventional SUV form, it actually has more interior space than its predecessor, with 24mm extra legroom and 36mm more headroom. The boot size has also been increased from 432 to 520 litres, which expands to 1580-litres with the rear seats folded down.
Its dimensions are a slightly smaller than the Mazda CX-5. The 3008’s 4450mm length and 2675mm wheelbase is 10mm and 23mm shorter than the Mazda’s respectively, though its boot boasts 78-litres more space than the CX-5’s.
The all-new Peugeot 3008 will arrive in Australian showrooms this month.
2018 Peugeot 3008 pricing*
- 3008 Active - $36,990
- 3008 Allure - $39,490
- 3008 GT-Line - $43,490
- 3008 GT - $49,990
- Panoramic sunroof with ambient lighting blind - $2000]
- Hands-free tailgate with foot control - $500
- Two-tone paint - $1000
- Premium paint - $790/$990
- Nappa black leather interior trim - $2000
*Manufacturer’s list pricing
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