Peugeot 3008 GT range-topping SUV unveiled

By Jez Spinks, 20 Jun 2016 Car News

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Peugeot 3008 front side

Bye bye MPV, hello SUV as Peugeot adds GT badge to its 3008.

The Peugeot 3008 GT has been unveiled as the flagship of the French brand’s new SUV due in 2017. 

It will be the first time the GT badge has been applied to the 3008, which is switching from an MPV-style vehicle to an SUV for its second-generation form. 

Exclusive GT features start with the most powerful engine in the range – a 2.0-litre turbo diesel with 133kW of power and 400Nm of torque, and teamed with a six-speed auto. 

Peugeot 3008 side rear

The GT will also be available with an optional ‘coupe-franche’ two-tone paintjob, which also appeared on Peugeot’s fast hot-hatches: the 208 GTi 30th Anniversary and 308 GTi 270

There’s a sportier look to the GT’s exterior including exclusive 19-inch alloy wheels sitting under flared wheel-arches; stainless-steel roof trim, aluminium roof rails, plus sequential indicator lights. 

Inside there’s a focus on elevated perceptions of quality with copper-coloured double stitching applied liberally throughout the cabin on areas including the dash, doors, armrests, steering wheel and floormats. 

An aged-oak wood trim for the dash and door panels can also be added for additional cost. 

Peugeot 3008 side top

Buyers on a tighter budget can alternatively opt for a GT Line available for less-powered engines in the range. 

The GT Line is a package of visual enhancements for Peugeot’s Mazda CX-5 rival, which on the exterior includes dual chrome tailpipes, “black diamond” roof, 18-inch two-tone alloy wheels, and the GT’s radiator grille. 

On the inside, the GT Line brings some of the more upmarket elements of the GT such as the copper stitching and Alcantara seats (though not the optional Nappa leather upholstery). 

Peugeot Australia says it is currently negotiating with its French HQ in regards to adding the GT and GT-Line to the local 3008 line-up, which will go on sale sometime in the first half of 2017.