Peugeot South Africa have launched the new 3008 SUV, which is lighter and remains compact despite being bigger and more spacious than its predecessor.
We must agree that the 2017 European Car of the Year winner certainly has an eye-catching design, especially the top-of-the-range GT Line models that feature an interesting ingress into the front headlights with LED ‘stitching’ on top. (All models get LED day running lights, but the GT line has full-LED headlights with the extra design feature, as well as cornering-assist fog lights).
The rear headlamps of all the 3008 models also draw attention with opalescent LED tail lamps, featuring the ‘three claw-marks’ that Peugeot describes as a visual signature. Wide bands on the bumper skirts, wheel arches and bottom of the doors are protective and give the sleek SUV a slightly more robust look. Shaped roof bars and an optional “Black Diamond” roof is a ‘key styling feature in the design of the vehicle.’
With a longer wheelbase of 4.45m in length, the compact SUV offers more passenger and luggage space over the previous model. Rear occupants get an additional 24mm of legroom, headroom has improved, as has luggage space.
Boot capacity sits at 520l (under the luggage cover), this is almost 90l bigger than the previous generation. Like the previous version, owners can remove the luggage cover and fold the second row of seats flat; giving a total luggage capacity of 1670l.
The large 8-inch touch screen installed in the center of dashboard resembles a tablet and it is accompanied by six piano-key “toggle switches” giving direct i.e access to the main control functions i.e. radio, climate control, navigation, vehicle parameters, telephone and mobile applications.
The head-up digital instrument panel, features a 12.3-inch screen, which can be completely configured and personalised.
Active 1.6 THP Auto R399 900
Allure 1.6 THP Auto R444 900
Allure+ 1.6 THP Auto R464 900
GT Line 1.6 THP Auto R499 900
GT Line+ 1.6 THP Auto R569 900
Warranties and Service Plan
A 4 year/60 000 Service Plan, 3 year / 100 000km Manufacturer Warranty, 3 year / 100 000km Roadside Assistance, 12 Year Anti-Perforation Warranty and an optional 5 year/100 000km full maintenance plan.