Arriving in April 2021, the brand-new Peugeot 3008 presents a fresh new design with the front redesigned, full LED rear lights and new body colour options. Packed with technology, the new 3008 boasts the latest-generation driving aids, as well as the new Peugeot i-Cockpit with high-quality display headset and 10-inch high-definition touch screen.
- The 2021 update of the Peugeot 3008 was named ‘European Car of the Year‘.
- The 3008 accelerates to 100km/h in 8.9 seconds yet delivers 7-litre/100km.
- Peugeot recently revealed its new logo, taking the brand back to its 1960’s lion look.
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The front of the new Peugeot 3008 makes a distinct impression with a new contemporary styling frameless grille featuring fluid lines, which extend with fins under the headlamps to connect all the elements. In line with the entire Peugeot range, the bonnet nose now proudly displays the model’s monogram. There is a specific grille on the GT model with a scalable design pattern to emphasise the stylistic upgrade of this version.
The front headlamps have also been redesigned to be more aggressive and include LED technology extended by hook-shaped Daytime Running Lights (DRLs) with chrome tips. Full LED headlamps on the GT offer a high-tech, distinctive look, creating an extended light signature further optimised by the bend lighting function (EVS), which enhances visibility at speeds of up to 90 km/h. The new ‘Foggy Mode’ function replaces the fog lights and is integrated into the LED headlamps – the system switches on the low beam headlamps with reduced intensity when the rear fog lamps are activated.
The rear of the vehicle features new, upgraded headlamps with full LED technology (including reversing light), and displays the 3D claws for a punchy light signature. Covered with clear, smoked glass, the lights extend the black boot lid on each side of the vehicle, helping to visually widen the rear of the vehicle. The GT Models have new 19-inch aluminium wheels to make this finish even more exclusive. In addition, the GT monograms (front wings and boot lid) have been upgraded.
The new Peugeot 3008 promises a spectacular interior, including the i-Cockpit – more modern than ever. The 12.3-inch digital headset, which is fully customisable and configurable, features a digital panel with “Normally Black” technology for high quality rendering with better readability and contrasts. The new central touch screen is 10-inches in size and offers high definition, with a series of seven elegant piano keys – the “toggle switches” – allowing direct and permanent access to the main comfort functions: radio, air conditioning, navigation with voice command, vehicle settings, telephone, mobile applications, and hazard warning lights.
On the centre console, all internal combustion engines equipped with automatic gearboxes are now fitted with the driving mode selector as standard, allowing the driver to choose between Normal, Sport and Eco. To underscore the modernisation of the i-Cockpit, the upgrade is reflected in the interior with new trims.
The new Peugeot 3008 also features Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Go function on the GT, and it automatically restarts the vehicle if the stop is less than 3-seconds. Otherwise, a simple press action by the driver will restart the function. This forms part of the Drive Assist package. Lane Keep assist, the system monitoring road markings and road edges to actively assist in keeping the vehicle in the lane should it unintentionally drift across without the indicator being put on, is part of the Safety Plus package.
The new Peugeot 3008 also offers the latest-generation automatic emergency braking (detecting pedestrians and cyclists, day and night, from 5 km/h to 140 km/h depending on the version) with collision risk warning. A complete range of driving assistance equipment forms part of the Peugeot 3008 arsenal, including:
- Visiopark 1 with 180° rear view camera
- Visiopark 2 with 360° front and rear cameras
- Park Assist, sensors to assist in parking
- Active warning of unintentional lane (or roadside) departure with trajectory correction
- Driver Warning Alert, to detect driver alertness over long driving times and at speeds above 65 km/h by analysing steering wheel micro-movements
- Automatic switching to and from high beam
- Speed sign recognition and recommendation
- Active blind spot monitoring system (with trajectory correction). This function is available from 12 km/h
- Hands-free tailgate
- Dual-pane sunroof (optional on GT)
- Multi-point massage driver’s seat
- Electric parking brake
Smartphones have become an integral part of daily life. With that, the new Peugeot 3008 offers information integration into the central screen, thanks to Mirror Screen compatibility including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connection protocols. To recharge devices, in addition to the wireless smartphone recharge, there is a USB socket in row 1 and on GT there are two new USB sockets in row 2.
The new Peugeot 3008 GT is equipped with a 515 Watt FOCAL high-end Hifi system, with French-style high-fidelity sound for the enjoyment of the passengers and stylized new loud speaker grilles (tweeters and centre channel), that now come in Belem bronze.
In South Africa, the new Peugeot 3008 will be available with the acclaimed 1.6-litre THP petrol engine. Complying with Euro 6 regulations and approved according to the WLTP protocol (Worldwide harmonised Light vehicles Text Procedures), this efficient turbocharged engine produces just 156 g/km of CO2. Mated to a six-speed automatic transmission across the range, the four-cylinder engine develops 121kW at 6 000 r/min and 240Nm of torque at just 1 400 r/min.
Available in three derivatives namely Active, Allure and GT the new Peugeot 3008 looks to appeal to an upmarket clientele. The creative and distinctive upgrade brings greater comfort, aesthetics, and assistance through a range of different features.
The new Peugeot 3008 will be available in the following shades, including two new ones:
- Celebes Blue (New Shade)
- Vertigo Blue (New Shade)
- Pearl White
- Artense Grey
- Platinum Grey
- Perla Nera Black
- Ultimate Red
The Peugeot 3008 Recommended Retail Price (RRP) and line-up are as follows:
- Peugeot 3008 Active: R514’900
- Peugeot 3008 Allure: R574’900
- Peugeot 3008 GT: R644’900
The Sandton Times has not test-driven this vehicle to date.
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