Five years of work to make 3008 king of the SUV jun­gle

Yorkshire Post - Motoring - - MOTORING NEWS -

THE ALL-NEW 3008 SUV ma­jors on tech­nol­ogy with i-cock­pit in­te­rior lay­out said to of­fer a more in­tu­itive and en­gag­ing driv­ing ex­pe­ri­ence.

It has a 12.3in head-up dig­i­tal in­stru­ment dis­play and 8in touch­screen.

The 3008 also of­fers a num­ber of driv­ing aids as well as seam­less con­nec­tiv­ity. Nearly 100,000 cus­tomers have al­ready placed or­ders in Europe with 84 per cent opt­ing for the bet­ter Al­lure, GT Line or GT trim lev­els.

The ‘Car of the Year’ prize is awarded by a judg­ing panel com­pris­ing 58 ex­pe­ri­enced jour­nal­ists from 22 coun­tries, who have been as­sess­ing each model’s en­try since early 2016.

Jean-Philippe Im­parato, CEO of Peu­geot, said: “This tro­phy is the cul­mi­na­tion of five years of in­cred­i­ble work by the brand’s teams and our group.”

It is a very crowded mar­ket in­deed with Nis­san Qashqai, Re­nault Kad­jar, Volk­swa­gen Tiguan, Kia Sportage, Audi Q3, the much-im­proved Ford Kuga, Mazda CX-5 and the new SEAT Ateca all bid­ding for the same cus­tomers.

Four trim lev­els are of­fered: Ac­tive, Al­lure, GT Line and GT. Un­like other Peu­geots, there is no en­try level Ac­cess.

Every car comes with a 12.3in dig­i­tal in­stru­ment dis­play and a sep­a­rate touch­screen in­fo­tain­ment sys­tem, du­al­zone cli­mate con­trol and rear park­ing sen­sors. Al­lure adds smart 18in al­loys, satel­lite nav­i­ga­tion and blind-spot de­tec­tion.

A 3008 GTi has also been hinted at by Peu­geot in­sid­ers.

With the test model be­ing a GT Line, the stan­dard kit also in­cludes LED head­lamps which self level, twin ex­haust, ra­di­a­tor grille trim, GT Line badges, con­trast stitch­ing, sports bumper and 18in sports al­loy wheels.

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