Peugeot 3008 Allure HDi 163 FAP automatic Road Test Petroleum Vitae

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These are interesting times. at a juncture where technology and are becoming ever more products are coherently designed to one another. Gradually form and have ceased being opposites and are becoming one and the same.

s entry in the crossover market the 3008

Where once a portrait might have on the wall, in many homes a television now resides; not simply the output from a digital receiver, but also acting as a 50” to the delights of the internet. The expensive that calls your pocket or bag doubles not just as a device for voice-to-voice but as a communication tool a multitude of social media video links and for organising whole daily schedule.

crossover in technology and lifestyle is bearing more fruit in the world too. It seems a growing band of manufacturers listened to what many car actually want and the result is the It doesn’t trip off the tongue a trio of letters like MPV or SUV but it seem to be a term that car consumers are embracing and understanding.

One of the recent entrants in the crossover is Peugeot with its bold Does it make sense in the motoring landscape?

The Peugeot s body surfaces combine an mix of contours

Immediately you’ll the 3008 by its curious styling, I have to say, is something I was to before I saw it up close and genuinely by the end of the week. It’s not all perfect but a that looks exquisite every angle is the Holy of car styling studious the world Viewed from any three-quarter and the Peugeot is a bold statement of and solidity, melding the very of being a crossover with its styling mash-up.

But stand perpendicular to the car and it’s a story: end-on it looks as though its cheeks have sucked in, whilst side-on it to give an air of being under-wheeled inelegantly long overhangs.

abound the bodywork which are and ensure the 3008 looks little else on the road. The frames are unconventional in shape: the ones being entirely in the window-line, whilst the back are vertical. Those slab-sides panels have their broken by swollen arches have their curves off as on other recent Peugeots.

up a gentle concave indentation in the wings blends seamlessly the distinctive triangular rear complete with their graphic motif.

Peugeot has a series of MPV and SUV styling cues the 3008 s design

My biggest is the nose looks over with lashings of brightwork and obligatory skid plates and grey plastic addenda. At Peugeot eschewed the Cheshire Cat grille for this application.

How the 3008’s interior stack up? seem to have been on a with those lately?

The story on the 3008 is one that pleasantly surprise the majority of who grace its interior. Recent have enjoyed a significant up in both perceived and actual which is taken onto level here as the French benchmarked Audi for its dashboard In fact, it may have taken the aspect a little too far, for if you a little you could be cosying up in R8 supercar, so similar are the facia

The luxurious interior of the Peugeot Allure (or half close eyes and it s Audi s R8)

Has it matched the firm? Not quite, but don’t that as a criticism for the 3008’s is a very pleasant place in to spend time. It feels much more so than top of the range Allure model at a shade under £24,000 and a sensation is a rare commodity.

s useful head-up display

That said, it’s a grey environment inside but the nevertheless feels spacious and thanks in part to its generous house and the near full glass roof, complete electrically operated blind.

space is impressive, laughably glovebox aside, with door bins, a DIN-sized above the in-car entertainment twin cupholders behind the lever and a colossal central, vault beneath the centre perfect for keeping all manner of and drinks both tidy and on longer trips.

The quality of the s cabin really is as impressive as it in photographs

Both front are comfortable and offer a wide of adjustments on various planes, assisted on the driver’s side. leather-clad, the three-level heating was a welcome addition to toast on mornings that went as low as over the test week.

Crossover buyers look for and value for money – what the Peugeot 3008 offer?

The bench is wide and generous, the of the back rest wrapping like a high backed armchair as it returns to the door Each seating position is and spacious enough for a typically-sized passenger, with thoughtful like rear air vents and blinds built into the for added refinement.

Easy to the spacious rear bench of the 3008

As part of the 3008’s 5-star Euro NCAP package, the outer rear are ISOFIX prepared and along a plethora of airbags Allure models are equipped with tyre pressure sensors, display and a distance alert as of the cruise control. It doesn’t slow you down but it does your distance in seconds to the car in flashing a display repeatedly as you get closer.

Open the split to reveal a commodious boot, a robust panel which can be set at different levels for added The rear seats fold too, offering a voluminous bay transforms the 512l capacity to a of 1604l.

The split tailgate and boot floor makes the a practical proposition

You can specify 3008 in any of five trim ranging fromt Access, Active to Allure. For a sportier you can choose between SR and Sportium. upon the trim level the crossover is available with aspirated and turbocharged 1.6-litre engines, complemented by a brace of 1.6 and HDi turbo diesels.

5- and 6-speed manual gearboxes are as well as a pair of automated Just on sale are a pair of models in the form of the HYbrid4 offering power to all four on demand.

3008 ownership be yours from £17,195 for the 1.6 VTi up to the £28,495 104g/km version of the new


Peugeot enjoys a reputation for fine-handling cars. Does the continue the trend?

As a rule of cars that look rarely handle as though on the proverbial rails often in the road tester’s book of And in this regard, the 3008 the theory.

PEUGEOT 3008 HYbrid4 Active Semi-automatic 6-speed

To be clear, it doesn’t badly or make your feel they’re rolling the hedgerows of tight and twisty roads, but it doesn’t reward you on countryside blasts either. is a strong point although the steering communicates little of direction the 3008’s wheels are Body roll itself is by standard fitment of electronic to keep things in check.

the 3008 s least attractive But you ve seen worse, right?

No, the is focused to provide the driver and with a comfortable, compliant that succeeds in its objective resorting to floating over and bumps. So good is the ride and overall stability that its deals effectively with at both urban and cruising

How does the drivetrain feel? A automatic hardly sounds it’s going to get the adrenaline

Peugeot’s sold its common HDi engines for over a decade meaning each has gone a series of revisions and improvements to the units smoother, more torquier and consuming less The 2.0-litre 163bhp version here delivers genuinely performance and brisk acceleration, faster than the officially figures suggest it will.

The s pounding heart — a 2.0-litre turbo diesel

6-speed automatic gearbox is smooth in operation, seeking out the gear to match the torque and kicking down quickly hard acceleration. There’s a sequential override should you so activated by knocking the lever to the of its gate.

The claimed 42.8mpg of the tests was more than on one 200 mile jaunt in the 3008 the trip computer indicating an 46mpg, that despite the being at the national speed for the majority of the journey. Less are the CO 2 emissions, quoted at 172g/km, this particular 3008 in H for vehicle excise duty per annum).

If the flexible spaciousness of an MPV to you but you can’t get along with the blobbiness of the silhouette; and if the high position and general robustness of an SUV your boat but the prospect fuel bills sinks tanker, then a crossover be fusion of ideas that looking for. Combining the aspects of the two genres seems to be a combination judging by the number of you see.

So does the 3008 cut it? In a nutshell,

Peugeot 3008 crossover a convincing proposition in the family car

It ticks all the boxes in terms of capacity and user friendliness, well built and generously for a reasonable price. And in the package combines effortless, brisk with good fuel

Potentially the 3008’s biggest block are its looks; perhaps the safe styling of its rival Nissan explains the popularity. But to the Peugeot entirely because of its would be foolhardy because that distinctive outfit is a car and the French marque’s most family package in years. The really is that good.

Up: Quality of construction and materials, and practical, smooth and economical train, well equipped, styling, smooth ride

Down: Best suited to than back road steering uncommunicative, heavy-handed

Model Tested: Peugeot Allure HDi 163 FAP automatic

Combined fuel consumption: 42.8mpg

size: 4/1997cc common fuel injection, turbocharged

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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