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PEUGEOT 3008 HYbrid4 Active Semi-automatic 6-speed

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s front-drive-only 3008 crossover to woo compact SUV buyers

25 June

By MATHIEU RAUDONIKIS

PEUGEOT has the increasingly-popular compact SUV ranks its 3008 crossover just the SUV from the French firm is celebrating its 200th anniversary year.

Joining the larger as the only other SUV in the Peugeot the 308-based, five-seat 3008 is only in front-wheel drive, do with an electronic traction system called Grip optional on the base XSE model and no on the upper XTE with five that include snow , and all-terrain .

Peugeot also in snow tyres for 3008s with Grip Control, uses the vehicle s ESC and traction system that Peugeot optimises grip according to

All-wheel drive of sorts become available in 2011 the introduction of Peugeot s new Hybrid4 that employs a conventional turbo-diesel engine powering the wheels and a 27kW/200Nm electric driving the rear.

Until then, the 3008 dilutes the growing compact SUV by shunning the all-wheel-drive systems bred the SUV class but which are less popular.

It will with two-wheel drive of the Nissan Dualis, Hyundai Toyota RAV4 and the soon to be Kia Sportage and Mitsubishi ASX. most of these also all-wheel drive models.

To its unique place in the category, the melds SUV with crossover and people-mover to create a stylish that has been the toast of where it has been winning and exceeding sales expectations.

The s popularity on the Continent forced a delay of its Australian launch but it has finally arrived here a choice of three engines in two levels with prices at less than $36,000.

The starts with the $35,990 level 3008 XSE with a turbo-charged petrol engine 115kW at 5800rpm and 240Nm at This petrol engine is by a six-speed automatic transmission together providing combined consumption of 7.7L/100km on 17-inch and 7.8L/100km on 18s.

The first of the two turbo diesel is a 1.6-litre HDi that delivers at 4000rpm and 240Nm from 1750rpm.

The 1.6HDi is available a choice of six-speed manual or gearboxes for $36,490. Its combined consumption is 4.9L/100km on 17-inch and 5.1L/100km on 18s.

The range is the 2.0-litre HDi that comes with a six-speed automatic at $39,490 in XSE specification.

It delivers at 3750 rpm and 340Nm at 2000rpm. cycle fuel consumption are 6.6L/100km on 17-inch tyres and on 18s. Standard equipment on XSE includes auto headlights and flat folding seats, an electric park brake, assist, electronic stability and control, Dynamic Roll (on models with 1.6 petrol and engines only), ABS with brake force distribution, climate control air-conditioning, 12-volt power outlets, six and an adjustable three-level boot

The XTE specification adds $3500 to the of all of the three engine options but head-up display for the driver, control warning, power door mirrors, power chrome exterior highlights, alloy wheels, Bluetooth and USB front footwell lighting, an storage compartment in the rear footwells, rear side and aircraft-style toggle dash

Directional bi-xenon headlights, trim, power driver s and metallic paint are optional.

3008 buyers looking for traction can opt for the Grip Control for an $300 on XSE and no cost on XTE.

Control works with the s Bosch electronic traction and control systems to tailor grip to suit the driving

PEUGEOT 3008 HYbrid4 Active Semi-automatic 6-speed

Five modes are selectable by the including standard, snow, all sand and ESP off settings, each to give the best traction.

Control also includes alloy wheels with mud and tyres in lieu of the standard units fitted on the XSE or 18-inch on plus a full-size steel wheel (18-inch-equipped models to make do with a tyre-inflation

Peugeot s Hybrid4 system its application of hybrid technology is due next year, cutting consumption to as low as 4.1 litres/100 km while traction between the front and axles.

The 3008 is built on s short-wheelbase Platform 2 underpinnings, it shares with the 308 hatchback. It a bespoke body with styling elements of an SUV, MPV and a

The forward windscreen of an MPV allows for a cabin and hence plenty of for five occupants.

Wanting to drivers the feeling of being in an Peugeot has given the 3008 a cockpit-like cabin with a driving position to enhance the experience.

The tall roof and low window give the appearance and spacious of an SUV while clever interior gives versatility. Examples of include the flat folding and the adjustable boot floor can be fitted at three different to tailor the load space to requirements. This works a horizontally split tailgate for easy loading of heavy and double as a seat when out.


The flat floor by the front-wheel-drive powertrain also more interior space.

The offers a smart European to the Asian compact SUVs and one strays from the conventional to create a unique vehicle.

being more expensive most of its two-wheel drive it is expected to be lower priced forthcoming luxury compact from Range Rover, BMW and while still having a European feel that only be found elsewhere in the in the competitively priced Volkswagen

Peugeot 3008 range

PEUGEOT 3008 HYbrid4 Active Semi-automatic 6-speed
PEUGEOT 3008 HYbrid4 Active Semi-automatic 6-speed
PEUGEOT 3008 HYbrid4 Active Semi-automatic 6-speed
PEUGEOT 3008 HYbrid4 Active Semi-automatic 6-speed
PEUGEOT 3008 HYbrid4 Active Semi-automatic 6-speed
PEUGEOT 3008 HYbrid4 Active Semi-automatic 6-speed
PEUGEOT 3008 HYbrid4 Active Semi-automatic 6-speed
PEUGEOT 3008 HYbrid4 Active Semi-automatic 6-speed
PEUGEOT 3008 HYbrid4 Active Semi-automatic 6-speed

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