Peugeot has reached out to audiophiles with special edition versions of its 3008 and 5008s featuring a 515-watt premium sound system.
The 3008 and 5008 Crossway editions feature the premium 10-speaker sound system with 200mm sub-woofer by Focal, whose systems haven't been available in Aussie-bound Peugeot models until now.
The system boosts the standard vehicles’ eight-speaker, 160-Watt system to a (audio geek-speak alert) 10-speaker, 12-way audio system developing 515 Watts of power delivered through four, inverted, 35mm tweeters, four 165mm mid-range woofers, a 80mm bespoke Polyglass membrane centre speaker and a 200mm woofer with Focal’s proprietary PowerFlower technology.
OK, we’re not exactly sure what that means either, though we reckon they’re saying you should be able to do anything, from listening to classical music as nature intended to pumping out some wicked doof doof.
Focal, a French brand known for its high-end high-fidelity audio systems, worked with Peugeot engineers for three years to design the a system to produce optimum sound within the confines of the 3008 and 5008 cabins.
This involved installing cabin materials and features such as door mouldings, floor mats, cabin and floor construction around the sub-woofer. According to Peugeot, the system was extensively inside an anechoic (echo free) chamber, before 1600km worth of road testing to ensure the sound quality wasn’t degraded by real-world road conditions.
Based on the Peugeot 3008 and 5008 Allure variants, the Crossway editions also include bespoke Alcantara trim with blue stitching on seats, centre armrest, door trims and steering wheel, and branded floor mats.
On the outside each model is distinguished by Crossway badging features a four-point compass along with latitude and longitude co-ordinates of the factory from which the vehicles originate (in case you were wondering).
They also come standard with diamond black roof and chrome pack contrasting with a choice of four colours including Emerald Green, Artense Grey, Platinum Silver and Gust Blue.
The extras add $3700 to the retail price of respective Allure versions, with the mid-sized 3008 Crossway priced at $43,490 and the seven-seat 5008 Crossway costing $46,990.
Just 100 Crossway editions are available, with a 60:40 split between the 3008 and 5008 respectively.