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Peugeot 3008 gets powered up


PEUGEOT South Africa unveiled an updated version of its popular 3008 crossover. Changes have been made every which way in order to bring the increase the 3008’s assault on the crossover market.

The updated version sees refreshed styling together with an upgraded interior and drivetrains. The 3008 range has also been extended and now consists of three models- Access, Active and Allure.

The front endreceives a redesigned floating grille with a polished metal surround, slim horizontal bars and a new position for the Peugeot Lion logo. The impact of the grille is enhanced by the advanced headlights and high-intensity xenon lightning elements.
While the roofline and smooth lines remain the same, the exterior mirrors have been enhanced with chrome finish. All three models are fitted with 17-inch wheels - steel for the Access version and alloys for the Active and Allure.

The investment in space - when all the compartments are added -results in more than 50 litres, Boot space is 512 litres and grows to a massive 1 604 litres when rear seats are folded down.

All models feature with luxurious fabric trim with a shiny finish that creates the illusion of changing type texture depending on the angle of the light. The head-up display on the Allure features colour-coded graphics and leather upholstery as standard.

Safety features are abundant for this crossover, with six airbags, inertia reel seatbelts and head restraints for all seating positions standard. The 3008 also has deformable, energy absorbing crumple zones and advanced measures such as ABS and hill-start assist. The Allure model also offers head-up display and distance alert. Electric parking brake, auto-activation headlights and rain-sensing windscreen wipers also offers further peace of mind.

The new 3008 is powered by a choice of a turbo-diesel and two petrol engines. 
The 1.6-litre in theAccess produces 88kW and 160Nm of torque, which translates into a fuel consumption figure of just 6.7 litres/100km.

The turbocharged 1.6 in the Active derivative sees power increasing to 115kW and torque to 240Nm.It accelerates from zeroto 100km/h in 8.9 seconds. Fuel consumption is pegged at 7.0litres/100km.

The top-of-the-range Allureget a 2.0-litre turbo-diesel under the bonnet.It delivers 120kW of power and 340Nm of torque, with a combined fuel consumption of only 6.1litres/100km.

The new Peugeot 3008 Active 1.6 THP will retail for R309 900 and the 3008 Allure 2.0 HDi for R380 750. Peugeot’s 5-year Premium Plan maintenance contract is included as standard together with a 3-year/100 000km warranty and 3-year/100 000km service plan.

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