Damien O’carroll reckons the new model transforms the 3008.
Following a change of distributor in New Zealand, Peugeot has released the new 3008 SUV locally. For the latest incarnation the 3008 has transformed from a slightly awkward crossover into a far more handsome traditional SUV style and will be available in New Zealand in a choice of three models. The $39,990 Active is powered by a 121kw/240nm 1.6-litre petrol engine that Peugeot claim a combined fuel consumption of 7.0L/100km from. The Active comes standard with 17inch alloys, a 12.3-inch customisable dash display, dual zone climate control, automatic lights and wipers, an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system including 3D satellite navigation, Apple Carplay and Android Auto, LED daytime running lights, speed limit sign recognition, lane departure warning, trailer stability control, a reversing camera and front and rear parking sensors. The mid-grade Allure is $44,990 powered by the 1.6 petrol or $46,990 with the 88kw/300nm 1.6-litre diesel that boasts a claimed combined consumption figure of 4.4L/100km. The Allure spec adds 18-inch diamond finish alloys, stainless steel door sill protectors, privacy glass, metallic grey bumper accents, keyless access and start, ambient cabin lighting, a wireless charging pad, a fold-down passenger seat, auto high beam assist, a driver attention alert system, active lane departure warning and blind spot detection. Allure models also feature Peugeot’s Advanced Grip Control, an enhanced traction control system that optimises grip on snow, mud and sand, as well as hill descent control. Topping the range is the GT at $54,990. The GT is powered by a 133kw/400nm 2.0-litre diesel turbo engine, with a claimed combined consumption figure of 4.8L/100km, and gains 19-inch alloys, chrome plated mirror caps, wider wheel arches, Alcantara trim including dash detailing, a powered tailgate with a hands free opening function, LED headlights with a cornering function, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with autonomous emergency braking, a 360-degree camera and an 8-way electric driver’s seat with memory, a 5 mode massage function and heating. A Safety Pack is available for the Allure ($1750) adding the 360-degree camera, active cruise and emergency braking function. All variants come equipped with a sixspeed automatic transmission. The versatile five-seat interior features 520 litres of luggage space, and a 2/3-1/3 split-folding “Magic Flat” rear seat that folds easily to produce a flat load-floor. Models with the fold-flat front passenger seat provide a three metre long load space. The Peugeot 3008 is on sale now and is backed by a three year/150,000km Peugeot Vehicle Warranty with three years Peugeot Roadside Assistance.