The Peugeot 3008 is a compact crossover vehicle manufactured by the French car maker Peugeot, which saw its entrance on the public platform in the year 2009. It is loaded with high tech features and advanced features that have clearly defined its stature and presence on the automobile platform. It comes as a 5-seater vehicle and takes on the option of a front-wheel drive, and four wheel drive. Engine options availed on the global platform include the 1.6 L Prince petrol I4, the 1.6 L Prince THP petrol I4, the 1.6 L DV6 HDi diesel I4, 2.0 L DW10 HDi diesel I4 and the 2.0 L DW10 HDi diesel I4 with electric engine (HyMotion4).
Transmission options mated to the varied engine options include the 5-speed manual, 6-speed manual, 6-speed automatic and 6-speed semi automatic. It carries a wheelbase of 1837mm and a length of 4365mm, while the width is 1639mm. On the South Africa market are options of five models; namely the Comfort Pack 1.6 Vti, the Premium 1.6 THP, the Executive 1.6 THP, the Premium 2.0 Hdi Grip Control and the Executive 2.0 Hdi Auto. Power delivery along the model line, runs from 80 kW for the lower trim Comfort Pack model to 120kW on the upper trim Executive 2.0 Hdi Auto model. The maximum torque delivered by the Executive 2.0 Hdi Auto is 340Nm at 2000 rpm, while the Comfort Pack 1.6 Vti delivers 160Nm at 4250 rpm.
Transmission format on the Comfort Pack, the Premium 1.6 THP the Premium 2.0 Hdi Grip Control is manual, while the other two models take on the automatic transmission format. All models utilize a 60 L engine and urban fuel consumption on the Comfort Pack is 9.4 L per 100km, while the Executive 2.0 Hdi Auto consumes 8.7 L per 100km. The vehicle has good boot space amounting to 435 liters for carrying luggage.
The exterior of the Peugeot 3008 is courtesy of the refined design and features such as the color coded bumpers and door handles. The vehicle also features the 17 inch alloy wheels on four of the models, while the Executive 2.0 Hdi Grip Control uses 16 inch alloy wheels. Electric folding mirrors, front fog lights and the automatic wipers and rain sensor also feature to give that classic definition of the Peugeot 3008. The interior of the vehicle houses some of the much sought after comfy goodies such as the sound system comprising radio and CD player with front loader and capable of reading MP3 files. Bi-Zone Automatic Climate control features on four models while the lower trim Comfort Pack takes on the standard climate control. Found across the five models is the comfort of the height and depth adjustable steering wheels and the cruise control with speed limiter.
Power features such as the electric mirrors and windows and power steering, aid in the control and handling of the vehicle. A tidy cabin is maintained by the use of the refrigerated storage console found between the driver and passenger seat. Another aspect of the vehicle which perfectly launches the vehicle on the platform of the best cars on the market is the safety and security portfolio. The portfolio comprises of such features as the ABS with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), and the driver and passenger front airbags. The Anti-Skid Regulator features on the Premium 2.0 Hdi Grip Control. Other safety and security features found standard on the vehicle includes the Emergency Brake Assist (EBA), the side airbags and tyre pressure sensor.
The vehicle is offered with a warranty of 3 year/ 100,000km and a 5 years/ 90,000km service plan. The Peugeot 3008 vehicle is imagination made into a reality. The functions and capabilities of the vehicle are those once only dreamt of, but now a reality on the vehicle.