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Peugeot 3008

Would you like to drive a car that combines crossover and sedan features at a time? Peugeot 3008 review might appear to be helpful in deciding on this question. This vehicle has become a legend far beyond France mainly due to a singular design as well as reliability. Undoubtedly, it’s worth of our attention.

Bodywork

First showed off in 2008, Peugeot 3008 has been in production for 8 years already. For sure, it has outlived several facelifts, although the main concept remained unchanged. Thus, it is a 5-seater crossover in which a few features of a sedan can be traced. Featuring 4365x1837x1639 mm dimensions, the model offers 2613 mm wheelbase and 170-180 mm clearance (this index depends upon the targeted market).

The key peculiarity of the renovated for the 2015 line bodywork is the hood; it is differentiated by a chrome-plated grille and an offbeat illumination. New highly inserted LED running lights and fog-lights with a chrome frame add daintiness to the styling. Rear taillights come with vertically integrated LED lamps.

A huge bumper and a glass-tinted panoramic rooftop are another attraction of the crossover. The base line has been replenished with new body colors and new wheels. The 17-inch steel disks received 16-/17-inch alloy ISARA/OSIRIS wheels-companions with 5/10 rungs.

Moreover, the chassis was complemented by multi-layer shockproof side windows. They offer UV-protection, occluding up to 99% of UV rays, and prevent the seeping of external noise inside the cabin.

Interior Layout

The 2015 Peugeot 3008 features 512-liter boot with backseats up. It goes without saying that the seats might be folded so that the boot could enlarge up to 1604 liters. The front passenger seat can be folded too in order to give some 2.62 meters of boot room. Upon the whole, the saloon is visually divided into two sections: driver’s and passengers’. The first receives an optimal road view thanks to a high-waist seat and a wide windshield.

The cockpit and dashboard look stunning, since Peugeot has added to the decor some exclusive detailing: silver handles, chrome-plated elements and a slanted glossy central console. The latter accommodates a retractable Head-up display that highlights data taken from the key onboard systems.

As far as finish is concerned, there are four types of upholstery used, depending on the trim. Therefore, the customer is free to choose between Tramontane cloth, Mistral cloth, combined Mistral cloth-leather, and Tramontane leather variations.

Powertrain

To proceed with Peugeot 3008 review, the manufacturer offers the model in 5 powertrain variations, one of which includes diesel engine. All the modifications feature front-wheel drive and McPherson suspension. The entire set of available options is listed below:

- 1.6-liter VTi Access MT gasoline engine, rated at 120 horsepower and equipped with a 5-speed manual transmission;

- 1.6-liter VTi Active MT gasoline engine, rated at 120 horsepower and equipped with a 5-speed manual transmission;

- 1.6-liter THP Active AT gasoline engine, rated at 150 horsepower and equipped with a 6-speed automatic transmission;

- 1.6-liter THP Allure AT gasoline engine, rated at 150 horsepower and equipped with a 6-speed automatic transmission;

- 1.6-liter e-HDi Active RT diesel engine, rated at 115 horsepower and 270 nm of torque, equipped with a 6-speed robotic transmission. It accelerates to 100 km/h for 12.6 seconds but is thought to be quite power-efficient, consuming only 4.5 liters per 100 km.

Safety Facilities

An updated Peugeot 3008 crossover comes bundled with a set of advanced safety-and-convenience features. For instance, it houses a small-sized rearview camera that facilitates driving on rear gear; everything that happens behind the vehicle is displayed on the front monitor.

In addition, the model is furnished with parking sensors, an electric auxiliary brake with Hill Assist, a kit of EPS, ASR & ABS systems, Dynamic Rolling Control technology that synchronizes the operation of rear shock absorbers, Grip Controli system that provides for an optimal road grip, cruise control with speed limitations, etc.

In order to adjust the car to the actual driving conditions, there are five different driving modes: Standard, Sand, Snow, Any road surface, and EPS off. Furthermore, the 3008 comes with 6 onboard airbags: a pair of frontal bags with a training gear, a pair of side bags, and the same number of curtain bags.

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