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  • 10 June 2016
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    Peugeot 3008: Revealed UK Launch Date January 2017

    The long wait is over! The new Peugeot 3008 has been revealed and will hit showrooms in the UK next January. This time, the small SUV comes with more safety features, an upgraded interior and fancy new styling. Its Peugeot’s only SUV, and is expected to compete alongside other popular models in the sector such as the Qashqai, Tucson and Sportage.

    Back in 2010, the 3008 won What Car?’s prestigious Car of the Year Award, so the new model is expected to be well received with consumers. This time, it looks more like an SUV with a bolder stance and an aggressive muscular exterior.

    The dimensions of the 2017 model make the new 3008 the same length as other SUV’s such as the Kia Sportage and Hyundai Tucson. This time it sits slightly higher of the ground than its predecessor, but the overall height of the vehicle remains the same.

    Peugeot have been clever when packaging the 3008, which features a larger boot and more leg space. Even though the current model provides tonnes of boot space, you can expect the new model to tackle a family sized load of luggage without a problem. An exciting new feature is a sliding floor which can be used to sit on, as well as make loading hassle free.

    3008 Engine choices

    You can choose from a 6 speed automatic or a 5 and 6 speed manual gearboxes. There are a variety of engine sizes to choose from, but likely to be the top choice with consumers in the UK is the 1.6litre diesel that offers 118bhp with the potential to return a staggering 70mpg. Past experience has discovered that this Peugeot engine is flexible and recommended by many drivers. This engine is also available in a high-powered diesel version, or you can opt for a bigger 2.0litre option with the new 3008. If you’re wanting petrol, choose between a 1.2 litre and 1.6 litre engine.

    For drivers who like a bit of speed, Peugeot are also offering a new Driver Sport Pack with this exciting new model. This pack provides the driver with a more responsive throttle, and offers the option of steering wheel mounted paddles (only for the automatic gearbox), this will give drivers that sporty responsive gear change they’re looking for.

    Equipment & Extras

    When sat inside the model you’ll notice the excellent visibility and raised driving height that SUV fans love. You’ll also find the latest Peugeot i-Cockpit layout inside. This means more technology with less buttons, with an accessible 8.0 touchscreen situated in the centre console next to a larger 12.3in display placed in front of the driver. Want to be connected when in your car, connectivity in this car isn’t forgotten about, as drivers can control their phones through the nifty infotainment touchscreen. Connect your phone and use apps such as MirrorLink and Apple CarPlay. This also comes with a handy wireless charging mat.

    Once you’re done playing around with the SUV’s in-car entertainment and its functions, you can turn your attention to the 5 different driving modes the 2017 3008 will provide. Select one of the driving modes from 5 different settings, these are Normal, Mud, Snow, Sand and one that also turns the system off completely. This system is designed to alter your car's traction control settings, making driving in any condition easy.

    Manufacturers are constantly creating and adding the latest safety features to new models, so the French car brand have also decided to ramp up the safety equipment with all their new cars including the new 3008. The 2017 model comes with top of the range safety gear such as lane keeping assistance, Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB), blind spot monitoring and adaptive cruise control. You are also provided a handy 360-degree camera to assist with parking, this system makes parking easy with no blind spots.

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