Peugeot 3008 – hit or miss from the French automaker?
If one thing's certain about Peugeot's 3008 silhouette, it's that the French automaker did not play it safe when it came to design. The initial version of this cross-over MPV mixture had its ups and downs. Fortunately, Peugeot got rid of most score-lowering features and worked hard to improve the already good points. The result? A cross-over that's able to compete against the top models from its class, thanks to its spacious and techny interior and decent engine options.
Inner and outer design
TWhile it can't compete with Italia's finest design, the 3008 cross-over definitely looks pleasant. The 2017 Peugeot 3008 gains several points for style, compared to its predecesor. Smaller window areas, sharper edges and hatchback inspired rear end make it look more aggressive and sportier.
On the inside, the new 3008 offers more room for passengers and luggage. The overall interior has been redesigned not just to allow for more space, but also to fit newer, more advanced technology (satnav, touchscreen infotainement, 12.3 inch instrument cluster) and better materials.
Performance and drivetrain
The fastest engine available on the 3008 is the 181hp 2-liter BlueHDi diesel matched to an automatic gearbox. On the other hand, the best mileage is achieved by the 1.6-liter BlueHDi connected to th same 5-speed automatic gearbox.While it looks more like a crossover now, Peugeot 3008 is not available with a 4WD system. The closest you will get to an offroad experience is by acquiring the Grip Control system offered by Peugeot and really good, premium tyres.The suspension is well tuned and takes in bumps and holes without transimitting them over to the cabin. Outside noise is also well sealed.
Considering the latest additions Peugeot has made, the new 3008 looks and rides well enough to climb at the top of its segment. The major plus is the well-designed and technology stuffed interior.
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