November 28, 2016 @ 01:19 PM

This is how the new Peugeot 3008 will look like

Believe it or not, the new 3008 now looks like this, come to Malaysia already!

Here it comes, the brand new Peugeot 3008 will soon make its appearance in a number of markets and it’s coming to buyers with very different looks and tons of new gadgetry to capture even the most unenthusiastic.

 

The 3008 is offered in four trim levels varying in specifications and drivetrain. Active, Allure and GT Line variants receive a combination of three engines- a 1.2L PureTech 3-cylinder TUrbo engine with 130bhp and 165bhp, and a 1.6L THP with 165bhp. The latter is only available with a 6-speed EAT6 automatic while the others can be bought with a five or six speed manual. The most powerful and expensive of the lot is the GT trim level that houses a 2.0L BlueHDi engine under the hood with 181bhp and mated to a 6-speed automatic only.

Introducing the PEUGEOT i-Cockpit, the French car maker replace the traditional dials with a 12.3-inch head up digital instrument panel that ought to grab your attention. While the digital panel is highly configurable, infotainment controls are accessed from an 8.0-inch capacitive touchscreen. Despite the various trim levels, all UK models will receive the attractive i-Cockpit dashboard.

 

Being an SUV, practicality comforts are widely available on all trim levels with folding rear seats that can be operated from the boot, making it easy to increase storage space. Even the base spec models come with a 180 degree colour reversing camera, front and rear parking sensors, dual zone climate control and LED interior roof lighting, Automatic headlamps and wiper and LED daytime running lights.

The difference between the trim levels occur with the In Car entertainment, Exterior features and driver aid safety systems.

 

Top of the range GT variant comes with 19-inch diamond cut wheels and wider wheel arches to match. Lashings of chrome in and out of the car and a fancy panoramic glass roof can only be found on the GT variant. Along with a keyless entry push start button and a foot sensor tailgate, the GT come with Nappa Mistral leather seats which have memory settings, are electronically adjustable and also have a massage function. Long journeys are made easier in the 3008 GT with an Adaptive Cruise Control system that monitors surrounding vehicles and maintains a safe distance.

The GT Line variant makes do with a set of more sensible 18-inch wheels, sportier front bumper, eye catching LED scrolling front indicators and self levelling headlamps. Inside, occupants enjoy a mix of Mistral and Aikinite leather and stitching while a satin chrome GT Line emblem on the steering wheel lets you know which trim level you're in. Smartphone users benefit from a Smartphone charging plate that ought to come in handy. You can simply choose the two point interior ambiance according to your mood from 'Boost', for a sportier vibe and 'Relax' for a calmer experience.

 

Second up trim level is the Allure which has 18-inch wheels and a subtle bodykit with chrome details at the front. Voice recognition feature and 3D SatNav system entertains passengers since the blue ambient lighting inside the car soothes the mood. Seats have a Mistraal Piedimonte leather effect and the front passenger seat can be folded to form a picnic table for a quick on the move snack. Driver aids are abundant with Active Blind Spot Detection, Active Lane Keeping Assistance, Advanced Driver Attention Alert and PEUGEOUT Smartbeam Assistance.

As expected, the Lowest trim level, labelled 'Active', has less features than the its siblings but it still packs a decent punch. A six-speaker radio unit with MP3, USB and Bluetooth connectivity is more than enough to meet audio needs. As for the gadgetry, the Active trim comes with Lane departure warning, distance alert, Automatic Emergency Braking System, follow me home headlamps and an electro chrome rear view mirror. On the outside, save the front fog light trim, there is no chrome to be found but rather stainless steel trim on the roof arch and rear spoiler. 17-inch alloy wheels do the job for the Active trim 3008.

 

Peugeot has only just started to gain popularity in the Malaysian market. Would the all new 3008 be capable of capturing the market when it launches in Malaysia.

 

Y.Dharmeswaran

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