New Peugeot 3008 Crossover Review
Published Date: 31st Oct 2013
If you’re in the market for a brand new Crossover vehicle then you may want to take a look at the versatile all new Peugeot 3008 which should be available for delivery in the UK from January 2014.
The newly designed 3008 has a sleeker more modern look and is available in nine colours with a new paint addition ‘Ruby Red’. The Hybrid4 model comes with less colour options, six in total with a new ‘Shark grey’ paint.
All new Peugeot 3008 cars including the Hybrid4 models will benefit from a number of updates, additions and restyling that takes some leads from the new Peugeot family identity taking design queues from the Peugeot 208, 2008 and the new 308.
At the front of the new 3008 there’s a redesigned nose with new chrome front grille and fog light surrounds with chrome finish too. The headlights feature a new LED signature and chromed projector components. On top-end models you get Xenon headlights with an automatic height and directional adjustment feature. At the rear of the vehicle the looks have been modernised too with a new light cluster with darker tinting.
Inside the new Peugeot 3008 is the option of a new full colour ‘Head-Up’ display, with a handy colour coding system. For example current speed is displayed in white and red for the distance alert. There is also the oprin of a new reversing camera.
There are three trim levels the new Peugeot 3008 Access, Active and Allure models.
The entry-level Access model offers automatic electric parking brake with hill assist, electric front and rear windows, air con, LED daytime running lights indicators and rear light, Radio/CD/MP3 audio system with USB and Bluetooth connectivity,
Move up to the Active model and you’ll see a healthy additions to equipment levels with 17 inch alloy wheels, the Look pack featured a colour coded exterior, adventure pack, leather steering wheel, family pack featuring under-floor storage, flat folding from passenger seat with picnic table, height adjustable passenger seat, rear parking assist, cruise control and speed limiter, front fog lights, automatic headlights, automatic front windscreen wipers, electric folding door mirrors and the retrovision pack.
The top of the range Allure model adds to the Active trim-level and exterior pack featuring aluminium finish, 18 inch alloy wheel, a front parking aid, reversing camera, parking space measurement system, Peugeot Connect Navigation (RT6), tyre pressure sensor, Thatcham cat 1 alarm, full colour ‘Head-Up’ display, climate control, panoramic glass roof, row two visor curtains, and driver lumbar support.
There’s plenty of safety of features and the new Peugeot 3008 achieved the maximum 5 star rating in NCAP safety tests. Across the range models come as standard with front and passenger smart airbags with cut-off switch for passenger, two side smart airbags, front and rear curtain smart airbags,
There are plenty of clever storage options inside the 3008 and the versatile seating arrangement gives you smart options for folding down seats for additional storage/boot space. ABS with EBFD and Emergency Brake Assist, ESP and ASR (Electronic Stability Programme and Traction Control) with deactivate switch and two ISOFIX anchor points.
There’s a generous range of petrol and diesel engines including the option of ‘Grip Control’ for extra traction in difficult driving conditions. The most frugal engine is the e-HDI 115 FAP EGC which emits just 112g/km or 110g/km with energy saving tyres and a combined fuel economy of up to 66mpg, however it a little sluggish at 0-62mph in 14 seconds. If you need a quicker diesel the HDi 150 FAP can achieve 0-62mph in under10 seconds with a combined fuel economy of up to 53mpg and emissions of 139g/km. The quickest petrol engine is the 1.6 THP 156 it can achieve 0-62mph in less than 9 seconds, a combined fuel economy of up 40mpg and CO2 emissions of 159g/km.