Having accumulated sales of 58 700 units in Europe this year alone, which puts it additional abaft the Volkswagen Tiguan, Peugeot has accustomed the now four year old 3008 a mid-life brace in the appearance of bluff administration and added features.
More than acceptable the final amend with an all-new archetypal not far off, the exoteric tweaks consists of a new frameless grille with brindled patterns on the GT model, restyled headlights and LED daytime active lamps with abounding LED diodes accepted on the mentioned trim grade, a redesigned advanced bumper, 3D taillights with smoked lenses, 19-inch San Francisco brindled admixture auto on the GT and alteration of the 3008 brand to the beanie aloft the bobcat insignia.
Available in seven colours; Pearl White, Platinum Grey, Perla Nera Black, Artense Grey, Ultimate Red and two new hues, Celebes and Vertigo Blue, a aboriginal time Atramentous Pack advantage can be defined for the GT that includes a aphotic chrome grille, a Atramentous Onyx/Black Mist adorn on the 19-inch wheels, appearance atramentous advanced wings, treadplates, rear bonanza sill, addle-brain and roof, a atramentous cladding at the abject of the doors and glassy atramentous roof balustrade as able-bodied as ‘3008’, ‘Peugeot’ and ‘GT’ badges.
Inside, the touchscreen infotainment arrangement as allotment of the adapted Peugeot i-Cockpit now measures ten-inches with the added admittance of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, while the apparatus array is an all-digital activity that measures 12.3-inches. On all automated models, a three approach drive selector comes accepted with Eco, Normal and Sport settings, while those on the Hybrid are Electric, Hybrid, Sport and 4WD on the Hybrid4. A wireless smartphone charger and alternative 515-watt Focal complete arrangement circuit the autogenous off.
Reserved for the GT alternative is a frameless rear-view mirror and three upholstery choices; Mistral Atramentous constructed covering with Alcantara lining, Mistral Nappa covering with Tramontane bond and red Nappa leather.
On the assurance front, and afresh depending on the trim level, the 3008 receives Adaptive Cruise Control on automated models, bigger Traffic Sign Recognition, Night Vision with Pedestrian and Animal Detection, Autonomous Emergency Braking now complete with Pedestrian and Cyclist Detection, and Lane Position Assist.
In total, three trim levels are offered; Active, Allure and GT, anniversary with an continued Pack of added features, and four engines; the 96kW/230Nm 1.2 PureTech three-cylinder turbo-petrol, a 1.6 PureTech four-cylinder turbo rated at 132kW/250Nm and the 1.5 BlueHDi turbodiesel acquainted to bear 96kW/300Nm. Whereas the bottom petrol comes accepted with a six-speed chiral gearbox or an alternative eight-speed automatic, the closing comes accepted on the 1.6 and the oil-burner.
Sitting at the top of the ambit is the Hybrid and Hybrid4 which are both motivated by the added able PureTech petrol, but in two states of tune; 132 kW and 147 kW with the accession of an 80 kW electric motor consistent in a accumulated achievement of 165 kW and 220 kW. As axiomatic by the ‘4’ suffix though, the closing boasts a accessory electric motor of 83 kW that provides the added traction.
The claimed all-electric ambit is 56 km for Hybrid and 59 km for the Hybrid4 with the charging time for the 13.2 kWh lithium-ion array demography seven hours back application the 3.7 kW on-board charger in aggregate with an eight-amp socket, four hours from a 16 amp aperture and one hour 45 account back acquainted into a 7.4 kWh wallbox with the alternative 7.4 kW charger.
Sales in Europe are slated to arise appear the end of this year but if accepted for South Africa, apprehend the adapted 3008 to access on bounded shores alone in 2021.
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