Peugeot 3008 now available locally
Despite not having the biggest audience in South Africa, Peugeot has proven time and time again that they are good at manufacturing SUV’s. Since launching in 2016, the Peugeot 3008 has become a massive success for the French automakers and has achieved such accolades as outstanding commercial performance in Europe and internationally, and even the Car of The Year award in 2017. But what do you do when an SUV is as great as the 3008? well you make another. Yes, Peugeot has finally launched its refreshed 3008, offering buyers more style and French flair.
In terms of exterior changes, the front of the new Peugeot 3008 has developed into its own style. It gets equipped with a new frameless grille that gets extended with fins under the headlamps, making up the front. Another exciting new feature in line with the entire Peugeot range, is the bonnet nose which now displays the model's monogram. To emphasize its sporty appeal, its design gets further complemented by shiny black side scoops and a painted tread plate. Those who are after the GT model will benefit from a GT specific grille that features its own scalable design pattern. GT models will also have its latest own 19-inch aluminium wheel as well as upgraded GT monograms on the front wings and lid. In terms of colours choice, the 3008 will come available in new shades such as Celebes Blue, Vertigo Blue, Pearl White, Artense Grey, Platinum Grey, Perla Nera Black and Ultimate Red.
The front headlights have also been redesigned, making a more aggressive offering than before. It will include LED technology and hook-shaped Daytime Running Lights (DRLs) with chrome tips. The GT variant will get full LED headlamps and will get its own look thanks to the bend lighting function (EVS), which enhances the visibility for drivers at speeds of up to 90 km/h. Instead of your traditional fog lights, the 3008 will come with a new ‘Foggy Mode’ function which will be integrated into the LED headlamps. The rear of the vehicle will also feature new and upgraded headlamps with full LED technology, including a reversing light.
Inside, the 3008 will get the very modern Peugeot i-Cockpit which includes a 12.3-inch digital headset, which is fully customisable and configurable. A central high definition 10-inch touchscreen that comes with a series of seven elegant piano keys that allows for such functions such as radio, air conditioning, navigation with voice command, vehicle settings, telephone, mobile applications, and hazard warning lights. To make sure that each trim has its own uniqueness, the Peugeot i-Cockpit will be adjusted according to its trim. For example, the GT trim will get a new optional Red Nappa Leather upholstery over the standard Black Nappa Leather one.
As it stands the 3008 will come three trims, Active, Allure, and GT. All will get enhanced accordingly in terms of features but will share the highly acclaimed .6-litre THP petrol engine. It will produce a power output of 121kW and 240 Nm of torque. Peugeot has claimed it can accelerate to 100km/h in 8.9 seconds as well as return a frugal economy of just 7 l/100km on the combined cycle. The 3008 will come equipped six-speed automatic transmission across the range.
Peugeot 3008 Active R514 900
Peugeot 3008 Allure R574 900
Peugeot 3008 GT R644 900