- All-new Peugeot 3008 early in 2017
- All versions to have latest i-Cockpit
- Compact steering-wheel, two touchscreens
THE NEXT Peugeot 3008 SUV should be arriving in South Africa in early 2017 with the potential for 17 models and four diesel engines and a ‘revolutionary’ instrument panel – i-Cockpit – and cabin facia.
The SUV is, its maker says, “a well-equipped, sophisticated and stylish vehicle that combines efficiency, high-specification, high-levels of safety and technological equipment and unique features”.
The range (in the UK, at least, from where this feature originated) starts with a Level 2 specification, skipping Level 1 – so all units will have the new i-Cockpit which includes a compact steering-wheel, the latest configurable 31cm head-up digital instrument panel and a 20cm capacitive touchscreen.
The range starts (in the UK) at the equivalent of about R370 000 for the Active with its emergency braking, adaptive front crash bags and side, front and rear curtain bags, stability control, wakey-wakey for the driver, three IsoFix child-seat anchors, cruise control and speed-limit recognition.
There’s a wide choice of engines and of four trim levels – Active, Allure (expected best-seller), GT Line and top-of-the-range GT – that last launched in June 2016 already.
Petrol engines are 97kW and 124kW and a 1.2-litre PureTech three-cylinder turbo (voted Engine of the Year in its category for a second-year) and a 1.6 THP. Installed gearboxes include six-speed manual or automatic units.
Four diesels range in power from 75-135kW
Here’s how equipment on the various models pans out…
Starting with the Level 2 Active, all 3008 units will have
emergency braking, adaptive front crash bags and front and rear curtain bags, security alarm, stability control, anti-skid control, driver attention alert, IsoFix anchors, cruise control/speed-limiter/speed-limit recognition, chillable box in centre armrest, electric parking brake, auto screenwash, two touchscreens, flat-folding rear seating, chromed fog lights, 17″ alloy wheel rims, digital radio, Bluetooth, USB and three plug sockets, halogen auto headlights, lane-departure warning, parking sensors and camera, power windows and external mirrors, aircon.
Allure models add lane-keeping and blind-spot coverage, auto headlights, blue cabin lighting, extra driving seat adjustment, faux leather/cloth upholstery, satnav, voice control for radio, satnav and phone, stainless-steel sill plates, 18″ alloy wheel rims.
KEYLESS ENTRY AND IGNITION
GT Line models add self-levelling headlights, contrast stitching on armrest, gear-shifter gaiter and facia, fancy mats and faux leather upholstery, induction phone charger, diode head- and fog lights, approach lighting, 18″ diamond-cut alloy wheel rims.
Top-of-the-range GT adds adaptive cruise control/stop, keyless entry/ignition, powered tail door, with stop function), leather on steering-wheel, gear-shifter and seats, multi-point massage and eight-way seat adjustment for driver, heatable front seats, aluminium roof bars, opening glass sun-roof, wheel-arch extensions and 19″ diamond-cut alloy wheel rims.