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