Peugeot focused on practicality rather than style when designing the 3008. As a result the Peugeot 3008 offers a bit more functionality than other compact crossovers in the segment. The Peugeot 3008 blends the qualities of a hatchback, an SUV and an MPV. The compact crossover’s big 4×4-inspired exterior, a spacious and versatile interior and the agile driving dynamics continue to boost the Peugeot 3008 popularity. However, the aging Peugeot 3008’s design was in desperate need of an upgrade. Peugeot has responded by ushering in an all-new model.
|All-new Peugeot 3008|
The character of the all-new Peugeot 3008’s front face has been completely redesigned. The grille and the fog lamp trims appear to form a single chromed part emerging from the bodywork. The air intake is adorned with two thin chromed strips. The headlamps are designed in detail with a subtle contrast of materials. The main beam is integrated on a black mask surrounded by a chromed part. The LED direction indicators and running lights add a sophisticated touch to the headlamps. The “Lion” badge dominates this rich, high-quality front face. At the side are fine touches of chrome on the window upper trim, the body sills, and the mirror shells. The “Lion” also adorns the tailgate, accompanied by the name of the brand. New LED tail lights, with a dark tint and look like three floating claws, have a sharp design and emerge from the lamp with a 3D effect.
|A more mature front design|
Two petrol power units are available with the all-new Peugeot 3008. All engines have a displacement of 1.6-litres. Entry level petrol versions feature a 1.6-litre unit with a total output of 88 kW (120 hp) and 160 Nm of torque. Paired with this particular unit is a 5-speed manual gear box. Fuel consumption is pegged at 6.7 litres per 100km. Next in line is the 115 kW (156 hp) 1.6-litre unit with a maximum torque figure of 240 Nm. This particular engine features a 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic. Fuel consumption with the manual transmission is 6.9 litres and 7.6 litres with the automatic.
The most powerful version of the 1.6-litre unit has 120 kW (163 hp) and 340 Nm of torque. Paired with the 120 kW engine is a 6-speed automatic as standard. Fuel consumption is a reasonable 8.4 litres per 100km. The all-new Peugeot 3008 rides on MacPherson front suspension. This suspension permits rigorous road holding and precise steering. At the rear, the suspension features a deformable cross member, two trailing arms, and an integrated anti-roll bar, which limit roll and improve rear wheel traction.
|Practical and spacious interior|
On opening the door, the passenger compartment proves to be a new source of surprise and attraction. The light provided by the panoramic glass roof reveals the instruments and controls with supreme ergonomics with high quality and clarity. In the centre of the driver’s field of vision, above the dashboard, the ‘head-up’ display shows key information on its retractable polycarbonate strip. At the centre of the dashboard the retractable screen displays the interface for the audio-navigation, the trip computer, the front, and rear parking assistance and the image filmed by the reversing camera. All controls are grouped together on the centre console which extends to the rear seats.
With their forearm resting ideally on the armrest (that hides a capacious storage space), the driver can switch from one function to another with ease which promises great reactivity. For everyday practicality, the passenger compartment has numerous storage compartments, amounting to a total of nearly 50-litres. The split tailgate, which can bear a load of 200 kg, allows for a very accessible boot. The Multiflex interior allows one to adapt the boot of the All-New Peugeot 3008 to suit your requirements due to the three-position boot floor and the folding rear seat backs. The volume of the boot can varies from 512 litres to o 1604-litres with the rear seats flat on the floor.
|Rear design with claw like lights|
The all-new Peugeot 3008 is a stylish crossover that offers the practicality of the MPV and rugged styling of an SUV. This means that the crossover can conquer rough road surfaces while caring a family of five and all their luggage. The outgoing model already sold over 500,000 units all over the world proving that this particular Lion’s qualities suit lots of buyers.