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.

 

 

Active Premium cars feature an 8-inch infotainment system as standard, with support for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Other highlights include cruise control, automatic wipers and headlights, dual-zone climate control, parking sensors and a reversing camera. The Allure comes with 18-inch alloy wheels, a reversing camera, front parking sensors, climate control, a panoramic roof and lumbar support for the driver. Allure Premium builds on the Allure grade, which already includes a 10-inch infotainment system, a 12-inch digital drivers display, cruise control and a load of safety goodies. Additional kit here includes keyless go, blue ambient interior lighting and aluminium roof rails. GT models come with the same basic equipment as Allure versions but add adaptive cruise control, keyless entry and leather seats with electric adjustment and heating functions for the driver and front-seat passenger. Silver roof rails, larger 19-inch alloy wheels and a panoramic glass roof. GT Premium adds a 360 degree camera is added to the package, along with 19-inch alloys and a high-quality audio system.

 

The 128bhp 1.2-litre and 179bhp 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 EAT8 automatic gearbox that comes with these engine changes gear smoothly, quickly and with minimal fuss. The entry-level 128 bhp 1.2-litre returns 48mpg and the Automatic only 1.6-litre petrol manages 43mpg. The new 129 bhp 1.5 litre diesel the choice for those that do lots of miles offering 61 miles per gallon as a manual or as an 8 speed auto gearbox, the 0-62 miles per hour time of 10.8 seconds does not do this engine justice, there is plenty of grunt (300 newton metres of torque) low down and the power application is smooth. The two new Plugin Hybrid cars (boot 120 litres smaller due to batteries in the boot) are 225 or 300hp, the latter offering all wheel drive. Prices are from Price reduced from previous quarter price£2199 Advance Payment up to Price reduced from previous quarter price£3099 for the 225 in GT Premium trim.

The Petrol 3008 has been removed from the Scheme due to production issues, the Diesel car is still around and offers excellent value and cracking economy. Prices for the diesel car range from £749 to £2349 AP.

 Summer Best Buy – Peugeot 3008 1.5 129bhp diesel manual GT trim –  £1449 Advance Payment (£320 wpms) or £1849 (£720 wpms) as an Automatic