Peugeot 3008 SUV

The new Peugeot 3008 has morphed into a full SUV, the previous car was a little fuzzy over its classification but this new car knows exactly what it is and where it wants to be, the top choice in the sector and it’s a trick it pulls off with aplomb. It is a delightful looking car from all angles, there is room for five, though the Volkswagen Tiguan and Seat Ateca have a more rear room and are a little wider. The boot is an excellent 520 litres, that’s 20% more than a Nissan Qashqai. The front seats are supportive and the high ride height offers an excellent view of the road ahead, the Allure modes and above also offer a reversing camera along with front parking sensors.

 

Peugeot have pulled of a triple whammy with the 3008, not only is it the most striking car in class, it drives well, soaking up the potholed strewn UK roads with ease, but it also has the most wonderful interior; All cars have an eight inch touchscreen for media and air conditioning controls that also includes mirror link for your mobile phone, but also standard is a 12.3-inch ‘i-Cockpit’ display, which replaces the traditional dashboard dials behind the steering wheel, which can be customised to suit the driver. Also standard across the range is automatic dual zone climate control, 17 inch alloy wheels, lane departure warning system, DAB radio, automatic headlights and windscreen wipers along with a leather wrapped multi function steering wheel.

 

The Peugeot 3008 is so well equipped in the standard Active trim it really is all you need, the mid level Allure which adds privacy glass, 18 inch Alloy wheels, bundles sat nav into the infotainment system, spritzes up the exterior with some extra chrome detailing. The seats, meanwhile, are clad in part-synthetic leather/part-cloth upholstery, while the dashboard and doors receive attractive fabric trim panels. The top spec to Motability customers is the GT-Line which has wireless phone charging, further exterior and interior trim adornments, full LED Headlights, upgraded cloth and fake leather seats, a black roof, twin exhausts and adds ‘Amplify’ to your i-cockpit which offers two distinct modes called ‘Boost’ and ‘Relax’ which change the cabin ambience by using the lights, speakers and standard fragrance diffuser.

 

The 128bhp 1.2-litre and 163bhp 1.6-litre petrol engines in the 3008 use turbocharging to help keep performance up and running costs down the latter reaching 62mph in and impressive 8.9 seconds compared to 10.8 seconds for the 1.2 litre petrol. The standard EAT6 automatic gearbox that comes with these engine changes gear smoothly, quickly and with minimal fuss. The entry-level 128 bhp 1.2-litre returns 55.4 mpg (54.3 as automatic) and the Automatic only 1.6-litre petrol manages 48.7 mpg. The 118 bhp 1.6 litre diesel the choice for those that do lots of miles offering 70.6 miles per gallon as a manual or 67.3 as an auto, the 0-62 miles per hour time of 11.2 seconds (12.1 as auto) does not do this engine justice, there is plenty of grunt (300 newton metres of torque) low down and the power application is smooth.

Manual 3008

Price reduced from previous quarter price Autumn Best Buy – Peugeot 3008 Active 1.2 128 bhp petrol Manual  –  £1299 Advance Payment (£246 wpms) or £1599 Advance Payment (£546) in Allure or £1899 (£846 wpms) in GT-Line

Autumn Best Buy – Peugeot 3008 Active 1.6 118 bhp Diesel Manual  –  £1499 Advance Payment (£446 wpms) or £1699 (£646 wpms) in Allure or £1999 (£946 wpms) in GT-Line

Automatic 3008

Autumn Best Buy – Peugeot 3008 Active 1.2 128 bhp petrol Automatic  –  £1899 Advance Payment (£846 wpms) or £2199 (£1146 wpms) in Allure

Autumn Best Buy – Peugeot 3008 Allure 1.6 165 bhp petrol Automatic  –  £2299 Advance Payment (£1246) or £2599 (£1546 wpms) in GT-Line

Autumn Best Buy – Peugeot 3008 Allure 1.6 118 bhp Diesel Automatic  –  £2399 Advance Payment (£1346) or £2699 (£1646 wpms) in GT-Line