All New 3008 Media Updates
Best Peugeot for years on every front
“The new 3008 SUV signals a shift up market for the French brand and the car is impressive on every front,” says the Herald Express.
In terms of appearances, “the 3008 SUV is bigger and chunkier than the original, looks very modern and will also be available in a distinctive two-tone body finish that Peugeot calls Coupe Franche – first seen on the 308 GTi hot hatch. Just a glance at the studded grille shows it means business.
“In the SUV market, the 3008 SUV is a smart offering and is serious about its status with 22cm of ground clearance, an approach limit of 20 degrees and a departure angle of 29 – credible off road figures and backed up with hill descent control. “But it is on the inside where the 3008 SUV excels
and the driving environment is out on its own. A high console, sculpted gear lever and a bank of toggle switches set below an eight-inch colour touchscreen form the centre of the cockpit while the steering wheel is smaller than the norm, allowing the new look instrument cluster to stand proud. It is high end electronics which propel this Peugeot to the top of the affordable techno league.
“Luggage space is above average at 591 litres, and features an adjustable boot floor than can slide out by a foot to become an impromptu seat or picnic table. “It’s the best Peugeot for years and although prices are still to be announced, first impressions are that the 3008 SUV has the potential to become the new pacesetter in the currently booming crossover club.” Herald Express
Luxurious 3008 SUV much improved
“The new 3008 SUV has been radically redesigned, and when compared to the old model it’s all the
better for it,” says the Aberdeen Evening Express.
“The 3008 SUV is a very smart-looking thing. The stylish touches to the revamped exterior create an
upmarket feel and opening the doors reveals an interior that could almost be labelled luxurious. There are comfortable leather-upholstered seats, wood panelling and satin steel chrome accents around the dash, centre console and on the switchgear.”Interior space is described as “abundant both front and back”. The five-seat layout makes it “perfect for families, while the 591-litre boot can
While the 3008 SUV isn’t exactly a small car, “it manages to cope incredibly well through the bends”.
The steering is “rather light and direct, and provides a good amount of feedback to the driver.” At motorway speeds, “the cabin almost feels completely shut off from the outside world with little road or wind noise”. Thanks to Peugeot’s range of efficient petrol and diesel engines, “running costs should also be kept fairly low”.
The 3008 SUV “combines a wealth of standard equipment with snazzy looks, high levels of practicality, a smart interior and a refined and capable driving experience. Anyone who is in the market for a Nissan Qashqai, Volkswagen Tiguan, SEAT Ateca or mid-sized crossover should visit their local Peugeot dealer when orders open in December.” Evening Express
NEW 3008 SUV IS A CUT ABOVE
“The new 3008 SUV will make a big noise,” says Matt Joy at Car magazine.
“Looks are almost everything in SUV town and the 3008 SUV is appealing. Tall and chunky are a given, but there’s some pleasing detailing thrown in, with the nose made up of slashes and strong creases.” Once inside the cabin, “you’ll find Peugeot’s i-Cockpit® with a large 12.3-inch display.”
The overall design “hangs together well and it’s clear they worked hard to make it feel special.
It’s certainly a cut above.”Joy believes that this car will be very attractive for families:“Peugeot deserves a pat on the back for remembering even parents have souls”. Car
NEW 3008 SUV IS A BREATH OF FRESH AIR
“Practical, decent to drive and featuring a standout cabin, Peugeot’s new 3008 SUV is an impressive addition to the class,” writes Alan Taylor-Jones for Autocar.
“You might think that a 1.2-litre engine has no place in a five-seat family wagon, but the 130hp motor is more than up to the task. There’s certainly enough torque to get up to speed without thrashing it. “After a few miles, you get used to making small inputs and it actually works rather well. There’s not much feedback, but the steering is precise, nicely weighted, and makes low-speed manoeuvring a doddle.”
As for the handling, “body roll is well contained, helping the 3008 SUV to turn into corners smartly.
Push on and you’ll find no nasty vices, with the front tyres always losing grip first and no danger of
any surprise oversteer.”The “real standout feature” of the 3008 SUV is the interior: “All models receive the latest version of Peugeot’s i-Cockpit®, a configurable digital display that replaces all
instruments in front of the driver. The graphics are impressively sharp and it displays information in a clear, attractive manner. “It isn’t just a big dollop of kit that makes a winning interior; Peugeot
has created an ambience that’s a breath of fresh air when compared with most rivals. Not only does it look good, but there’s also plenty of soft-touch plastic.”
“The more time we spend with the 3008 SUV, the more we like it. Considering the high level of standard equipment, practical yet stylish interior and decent driving dynamics, we think Peugeot has
pushed the new 3008 SUV towards the top end of its class.” Autocar
NEW 3008 SUV IS A TRIUMPH
“Here’s Peugeot second generation family crossover, while most makers are only on their first. So with the benefit of hindsight it’s figured out what was wrong with the 3008. And, to be fair, what was right,” writes Paul Horrell at Top Gear.
“Dynamics were largely right with the previous 3008. Again the new one – now moved onto the group’s strong, light EMP2 platform – moves down the road with pleasing dexterity.” Peugeot has secured better space by lengthening the new 3008 SUV’s wheelbase, says the report, “while the new platform cuts the overhangs, and the body is chiseled into the lantern jawed and jewelled stylings SUV buyers love. Buff.
”Now the new SUV’s i-Cockpit® can “fit even more onto the screen, and replaces the driver’s dials with another display. It’s a triumph. All 3008 SUVs, even the cheapest, have the virtual display for the dials, as well as the big central touchscreen, which has a seamlessly integrated TomTom.”The screen is very satisfying to use, according to Horrell: “With clean graphics and smooth answers to your fingertips. Below that is a set of high-quality satin-metal piano key buttons for shortcutting between functions.”
The dash and door construction is “clad in a stylish high-quality set of plastics, cloths and genuine
oak, with LED accent illumination to jolly it up at night.” All of these features combine to create an impressive final result:“What better portmanteau of every trending car-industry topic” than the new 3008 SUV? Top Gear
A top of the range interior
“Stylish, practical and good to drive, the new 3008 SUV is one of the best small SUVs you can buy”,
according to the What Car? test team.
“Whether you’re a fan of the 3008 SUV’s looks or not, one thing’s for sure: the French firm has certainly tried to make its small SUV look distinctive. Its styling taps right into the current trends.
“It’s swish inside, too. Compared with the functional interiors of rivals such as the Nissan Qashqai and SEAT Ateca, the 3008 SUV is more akin to a motor show concept car, with its plentiful mix of materials and avant-garde design.
“The Peugeot i-Cockpit® dashboard design works well in the 3008 SUV. Instead of looking at the
instruments through the steering wheel, as you do in most cars, the dials are high up on the dashboard with a small steering wheel below. In some other Peugeot models the steering wheel can block the instruments, but in the 3008 SUV this is not an issue.
“While other cars in the class are just as solidly built, none equal the 3008 SUV for upmarket feel.
Most of the surfaces are soft to the touch, and those that aren’t tend to be hidden low down. “The driver’s seat is supportive, and all bar the entry-level trim come with electric lumbar adjustment. On either side of you, large armrests add welcome support.” What Car?
The Peugeot renaissance
“Do my eyes deceive me?” asks Top Gear Deputy Editor Jack Rix. “I’ve just been looking at pictures of the new 3008 SUV, and it’s really rather fetching. In an ocean of bland Qashqai-sized crossovers it actually stands out, which is precisely what its blobby predecessor didn’t do.
“Peugeot has shown moments of styling bravery, such as the double-bubble RCZ – the exciting thing is that it’s starting to show some consistency with the 308, then this.”In terms of styling, Rix prefers the back of the 3008 SUV: “The rear is excellent. I see whiffs of concept car in its two-tone paint job and 3D rear lights. I can’t vouch for the interior quality, yet, but inside it’s a pretty stunning blend of design and technology with its twin screens and bank of switches that remind me of the Lamborghini Aventador.”The high waistline of the 3008 SUV is, according to Rix, “all part of the 3008 SUV’s transformation from half-MPV, half-crossover thing to a fully fledged SUV, with some useful ground clearance to match. “Peugeot has spent some proper time and money on this one.” Top Gear
Cool 3008 GT is a souped-up SUV
“Peugeot has added a high-performance version to its line-up of 3008 SUV models,” Colin Goodwin tells Daily Mirror readers.
“The SUV is now available in GT spec, which means a 180hp diesel engine, six-speed automatic gearbox, wheel arch extensions, panoramic sunroof, full leather and the option of Peugeot’s coollooking Coupe Franche red and black paint scheme that made its debut on the 208 GTi. The 3008 GT SUV will be the flagship model when it goes on sale in January.” Daily Mirror
RACIER 3008 GT SUV
“We’ve already seen the new Peugeot 3008 SUV, which has gone from MPV to distinctive SUV – but now there’s an even racier-looking version with new GT and GT Line variants getting the option of a Coupe Franche livery, previously seen on the Peugeot 208 and 308 GTi hot hatches,” Auto Express reports.
“This isn’t a hot version of the 3008 SUV, though, but rather a high-spec model. The GT is fitted with a 2.0-litre diesel with 180hp and a six-speed automatic gearbox, while the GT Line version offers many of the specification options from the GT but with more engine choices.” Auto Express.
Range-topping 3008 GT SUV unveiled
“Peugeot has revealed a striking new 3008 SUV flagship called the 3008 GT SUV, inspired by the 308 GTi and available to order in November,” reports Honest John.
“Available only with the most powerful engine in the new 3008 SUV range, a 180hp 2.0-litre BlueHDi
diesel, buyers can have a GT with either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission. That said, Peugeot will also offers a GT Line edition that basically looks the same but is available with lower powered petrol and diesel engines. “Peugeot says that the 3008 GT SUV is ‘aimed at individuals looking for a new driving experience’, suggesting that this will be one of the most dynamically credible crossovers ever made. It certainly looks the part at least, available with the two-tone ‘Coupe Franche’ paintjob that makes a 308 GTi so equipped look very distinctive. GT Line models are available with it too.
“Both GT and GT Line models come with a 12.3-inch digital instrument display in front of the driver, as well as satellite navigation, full-LED headlamps, 18-inch alloy wheels, blind spot detection, lane keeping assistance, and a wireless smartphone charging plate. “However, only full-fat GT models will come with 19-inch two-tone alloys, wheel arch extensions, nappa leather upholstery, a massaging driver’s seat, panoramic glass roof, adaptive cruise control and an electronic tailgate. “Peugeot only unveiled the new 3008 SUV model in May, and it’s due to be shown in the metal for the first time at September’s Paris Motor Show. Highlights include a 520-litre boot (90 bigger than the outgoing 3008’s), greatly improved cabin space and quality, and an overall weight reduction that should make it both more efficient and better to drive.” Honest John
3008 GT launched as new range-topper
“The new Peugeot 3008 GT SUV has been launched to sit atop the new 3008 SUV range,
when orders open this November,” reports Autocar.
“Under the bonnet of the GT is Peugeot’s 2.0-litre Blue HDi diesel engine coupled to a six-speed
automatic gearbox. With a peak output of 180bhp, it’s 30hp more powerful than the previous most potent version of the upcoming 3008 SUV. Performance figures for this new GT are yet to be revealed, but a 0-62mph of around eight seconds seems likely.
“The 3008 GT SUV comes with Peugeot’s new i-Cockpit as standard. It features a 12.3-inch configurable instrument panel similar to Audi’s Virtual Cockpit. Also forming part of the infotainment system is 3D satellite navigation with three years worth of free live traffic updates, courtesy of TomTom. The GT will be equipped with a host of safety features as standard including Active Blind Spot Detection, Lane Keeping Assistance and Smartbeam assist. “A GT Line trim level will also be on offer on the standard 3008 SUV – this will have more engines in its range, allowing you to obtain the extra kit and visual niceties of the GT derivative. Visual additions to the 3008 GT Line include 19-inch two-tone diamond cut alloys, extended wheel arches, a panoramic sunroof GT and a massaging driver’s seat.” Autocar
Racy look for Peugeot 3008 GT SUV
The 3008 had “already been turned into a distinctive SUV” but now it gets “an even racier look” with the GT and GT Line trims, says the Coalville Times.
“The GT is fitted with a 2.0-litre 180hp diesel and a six-speed automatic gearbox, while the GT Line
offers many of the specification options from the GT but with more engine and gearbox choice. “The GT Line gets LED headlights and scrolling indicators, 18-inch alloy wheels, wireless smartphone charging, sat-nav, blind spot detection, lane keep assist and a driver attention alert safety system. It’s all standard, and is available with a range of diesel and petrol engine options, sitting above the Active and Allure models in the range.
“The GT version comes with the top-spec diesel only, and also gets special 19-inch alloys, leather
massage seats, a panoramic sunroof, adaptive cruise contol and a foot-operated electric tailgate.
You also get a sportier-looking grille and bumper design, GT (or GT Line) badging and wider wheel
arches. Of course that distinctive Coupe Franche paint is available as an option, too. “The 3008 GT SUV and GT Line models will be available to order in November, with deliveries in the UK starting around January 2017.” Coalville Times
Peugeot 3008 SUV right back in contention
The 3008 SUV is “lighter, sleeker, larger and more sophisticated” than its predecessor, says the Shropshire Star.
“Though the engines used are carried over from the previous model, almost everything else is new,
including the distinctive ‘i-Cockpit’ dashboard design and the sophisticated infotainment and connectivity systems on offer. “At just 4,450mm in length, it’s one of the most compact models in its segment, offering greater passenger and luggage space over the outgoing model. With a longer wheelbase and an overall length which is just 80mm longer than the Mk 1 design, interior space has greatly improved, most notably for rear occupants who now have additional leg room, elbow room and head room. “Front elbow space has also increased by 17mm, despite the width of the new model being identical to the outgoing version at 1,840mm and height being 19mm lower at 1,620mm. “Smarter, sleeker and more upmarket, this second generation 3008 SUV is right back in contention with more modern rivals in this increasingly imageconscious segment.” Shropshire Star