The Peugeot 3008 is a mid-sized family SUV that has been designed to slot perfectly between the smaller 2008 and the 5008.
Despite its position within Peugeot's range, this model offers incredible levels of design that are echoed throughout the exterior and interior of the vehicle. The latest generation boasts several key changes, which include a frameless radiator grille, refreshed bumpers, and new alloy wheel designs.
The changes may sound trivial, but they blend seamlessly with each other, giving the 3008 a real contoured elegance that is further enhanced by the features that can be found with the newly introduced 'Premium' models, which bring extra goodies on top of the standard specifications.
The 3008's distinctive aesthetics are complemented by its excellent driving position and versatile interior layout.
The raised ride height translates to excellent visibility over the road ahead and makes it easier to manoeuvre. In addition, the increased height means it's straight-forward to fit a child's seat. The 3008 is strictly a 5-seater vehicle, so you'll need to look at the larger 5008 if you want seven seats.
The large tailgate combines nicely with the generous boot space to make the storing and removal of cumbersome items convenient, while the low loading lip is a must-have when unloading any heavy shopping. The rear seats can be folded flat to create a cargo space that's almost van-like.
Peugeot's next generation i-Cockpit infotainment system plays a pivotal part in the overall driving experience.
The instrument cluster features a 12.3-inch digital head-up screen that can be fully customised and configured to suit the driver, while a 10-inch capacitive touchscreen occupies the central dashboards and grants access to features such as DAB radio, navigation, and settings.
If your daily commute involves tricky roads, or you simply want more flexibility, then the optional Advanced Grip Control feature is worthy of consideration. The system provides four different driving modes (Normal, Snow, Mud, and Sand) and delivers power accordingly for maximum grip.
Available driving assistance technologies include:
Night Vision (available as an option on GT and GT Premium models)
Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Go
Lane Positioning Assist
Latest-Generation Automatic Emergency Braking
The Peugeot 3008 is available with a choice of petrol and diesel engines. However, the French giants have made two advanced plug-in hybrid options available too.
Each engine choice has been engineered to offer flexible acceleration and excellent real-world fuel economy. Opt for one of the hybrids and emissions are as low as 29 g/km CO2.
1.2-litre PureTech 130 S&S 6-speed manual
1.2-litre PureTech 130 S&S 8-speed automatic
1.6-litre PureTech 180 8-speed automatic
1.5-litre BlueHDi 130 S&S 8-speed automatic
The hybrids are available in two power outputs, 225 and 300 bhp respectively. They combine with a traditional PureTech petrol engine to maximise efficiency and everyday usability. In addition, they can travel up to 59km on a single charge. If you want four-wheel drive, then you'll need to opt for the most potent version.
Families looking for an ultra-modern family SUV that offers immense levels of practicality and all the modern technologies you could ever want, plus more, won't go wrong with the Peugeot 3008.
The elegant design and generous standard specification enhance its desirability, while the choice of efficient engines make it a no-brainer for those looking to save money at the pumps and reduce their carbon footprint.
If you would like more information or to book a test drive, contact us here at Johnson & Perrott, Mahon Point. The home of Peugeot in Cork.