The 2017 European Car of the Year – Peugeot 3008 SUV Has Arrived



The new 3008 SUV now available at Peugeot Umhlanga features the latest-generation Peugeot i-Cockpit that is futuristic and equipped with technological features centred around the driver. A new, more compact steering wheel is fitted with two flat sides for better grip and the driver has access to an 8-inch tablet-like touch-screen infotainment system with six piano key “toggle switches” to control functions such as radio, climate control, navigation, vehicle parameters, telephone and mobile apps.

The new 3008 is equipped with a 12.3-inch high-resolution instrument display that can be configured and personalised according to your taste via a button on the steering wheel and a total of 5 display modes are available to the driver. Interior materials include leather, brushed chrome, carbon and cloth.

With an 80 mm longer wheelbase, this latest 3008 has a more spacious cabin too. Peugeot claims 520 litres of boot space and the car features a “Magic Flat” folding rear seat as well as a two-position sliding floor. The front passenger seat folds flat too, allowing you to load items up to 3.0 metres long. A hands-free tailgate will be offered as an option and can be operated with a simple swipe of the foot under the rear bumper.

The 3008 offers a range of petrol and diesel engines, mated to either a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission. Petrol engines include a 97 kW 1.2-litre and a 123 kW 1.6-litre engine.
The diesel engine range comprises four options including a 1.6-litre engine in two states of tune offering 75 kW and 89 kW, as well as a 2.0-litre diesel engine offering either 112 kW or 134 kW.

The 3008 features Advanced Grip Control, giving it capability in off-road situations. A total of 5 modes will be offered including Normal, Snow, Mud, Sand and ESP OFF, all selected using a knob on the centre console. Hill Assist Descent Control (HADC) will also give the driver more control when descending steep hills by limiting the speed to 3 kph.
Other safety features include active safety brake, distance alert, active lane departure warning, driver attention warning, automatic adaptive headlights, speed limit sign recognition, adaptive cruise control, active blind spot monitoring, park assist and Visio Park (360° all-around vision).

The new Peugeot 3008 is available now for a test drive at Peugeot Umhlanga 15 Meridian Dr, Umhlanga Ridge Phone: 031 580 7900

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