Five stars for 3008

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The new Peu­geot 3008 en­ters the pop­u­lar Small SUV seg­ment with a five star ANCAP safety rat­ing fol­low­ing good re­sults in phys­i­cal test­ing and the pres­ence of an ad­vanced speed as­sis­tance sys­tem.

“The Peu­geot 3008 per­formed well in test­ing with high scores achieved in the side im­pact and whiplash tests,” said ANCAP CEO James Good­win.

In­jury risk was low for the driver and pas­sen­ger in the full width frontal test yet the pro­tec­tion of­fered to the driver’s chest in the frontal off­set test was mar­ginal.

“As a stan­dard of­fer­ing across the range, all vari­ants are fit­ted with an in­tel­li­gent speed as­sis­tance sys­tem which uses a cam­era to iden­tify sign­posted speed lim­its and al­low the driver to set the speed lim­iter ap­pro­pri­ately.

“A lane de­par­ture warn­ing sys­tem is also stan­dard, while some vari­ants are avail­able with a more ad­vanced func­tion which pro­vides ac­tive lane keep as­sis­tance,” he said.

“The func­tions avail­able in this and other new mod­els en­ter­ing our mar­ket are part of a wave of semi-au­ton­o­mous ve­hi­cle tech­nolo­gies which will work to im­prove road safety and form the ba­sis for more highly au­ton­o­mous ve­hi­cles in com­ing years,” said Mr Good­win.

This five-star ANCAP safety rat­ing ap­plies to all 1.6 and 2-litre diesel and 1.6-litre petrol vari­ants avail­able in New Zealand.

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