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A guide to the new Peugeot 3008

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New 3008 SUV

The new Peugeot 3008 has a heftier price tag than rivals but will buyers pay for extra kit?

The all-new Peugeot 3008 has left behind its original MPV-inspired look to become a stylish crossover that marks an important step for its makers. It will sit beneath the new 5008 in the Peugeot range and will hit the showrooms next month.

With a starting price of £21,795 it is considerably more expensive than the likes of the new SEAT Ateca and Nissan Qashqai. However, Peugeot believes that it has plenty to offer for the money, including the huge standard equipment list which can be found across the Peugeot range and slightly more space, including a respectable 520-litre boot.

Even entry-level Active cars are equipped with a mammoth infotainment suite, which includes a digital 12.3-inch instrument display and a touchscreen, which measures eight inches and has built-in MirrorLink and Apple CarPlay. These are central features in what Peugeot calls its i-Cockpit interior.

Rear parking sensors and dual climate control are also standard with entry-level cars, together with safety equipment including lane departure warning, distance alert and automatic emergency braking. Automatic wipers and headlights are also thrown in, in addition to 17-inch alloys.

Stepping up the trim ladder

There is no doubt that the entry-level trim is comprehensive but Peugeot still anticipates that more than half of the people who choose to buy a 3008 will pay more for the Allure trim. With a starting price of £23,595, these cars have additional assistance and safety technology.

Styling refinements also set the higher trim apart from the entry-level model, including 18-inch alloys, chrome detailing for the front wing, stainless steel door sills and a grey bumper scuff plate. For at least £25,495, buyers can get the GT Line trim with its own grille, a changed front bumper, a double exhaust-effect bumper at the back, a black roof, and LED front indicators, fog lamps and headlights.

At the top of the range is the GT with a price tag of £32,995. It is unique in getting a BlueHDI 2.0-litre diesel unit, which delivers 179bhp and is combined with six-speed automatic transmission. Peugeot claims that this can deliver 58.9mpg.

The GT also gets full leather seats as standard and a driver’s seat which can be adjusted eight ways with a built-in massage function. Other design additions include 19-inch alloys and wheel arch extensions, panoramic glass roof and aluminium roof bars. In terms of technology, it also benefits from keyless entry and go, an electric tailgate and adaptive cruise control.

Underpinning the Peugeot 3008

A new EMP2 platform underpins the new 3008 and forms an important element of the Peugeot plan to launch nine new cars by 2021. The platform lowers emissions on the 3008 and improves fuel economy by making it approximately 100kg lighter than the out-going car.

The cheapest engine option with the 3008 will be a 1.2-litre three-cylinder turbocharged PureTech petrol engine with every model, except the GT. Peugeot says that this unit can deliver 129bhp and 55.4mpg, with emission levels of 117g/km. It will be on offer with either a six-speed automatic or manual gearbox.

The Allure and GT Line trim levels will have a further petrol choice in the form of a 1.6-litre unit offering 163bhp, 48.7mpg and 129g/km. Diesels, meanwhile, will start with a 1.6-litre 98bhp unit combined with five-speed manual transmission, which is only available on Active models and can offer 103g/km and a claimed 70.4mpg in fuel economy.

Across the range, there will also be the option of a 118bhp diesel, combined with a six-speed automatic or manual transmission and Peugeot claims that the manual version can also deliver 70.4mpg. The GT line has its own engine choice; a 2.0-litre 148bhp diesel offering 67.3mpg. It is believed that a plug-in hybrid 3008 will also be available in 2019.

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