Peugeot prices clever new 3008 crossoverNew all-rounder starts from £15,995

29 July 2009

Peugeot has finally put a price on its 3008 crossover

Peugeot has finally put a price on its 3008 crossover

Peugeot has finally announced the pricing and specification information for its new 3008 crossover.

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Peugeot says the is such an all-rounder it represents a rival to everything from SUVs to ordinary hatchbacks, with practicality built-in as well. It seats five, offers a commanding view of the road and has a well thought-out interior - but how’s the value?

As speculated, the 3008 slots in between Peugeot’s 308 hatchback and 308 SW estate, costing £15,995-£21,895, compared with £13,495-£22,945 and £16,545-£22,895, respectively. You might think this spells the end of the 308 SW, but don’t forget that car is available with seven seats.

Peugeot 3008 aims to be a good all-rounder

Peugeot 3008 aims to be a good all-rounder

High-tech 3008 offers good value

The Peugeot 3008 will come in three trim levels: Active, Sport and Exclusive.

Active trim includes air conditioning, automatic parking brake with hill assist, stability control, and remote locking and a Multiflex interior, which provides fold-flat rear seats, a genuinely useful three-position shelf in the boot and a split tailgate.

Sport takes this baseline and adds alloy wheels, rear parking sensors, cruise control with speed limiter, rear-seat air conditioning vents and practical items, such as a cargo net and boot light that doubles as a torch.

Finally, Exclusive gets all the 3008’s headline-grabbing toys. These include a panoramic roof and a head-up display with distance alert system, which warns you if you’re getting too close to the car in front. In addition there are automatic lights and wipers, tyre pressure monitors, extra storage and dual-zone climate control with air quality sensor.

All versions of the new Peugeot 3008 get six airbags, while the most powerful petrol and diesel versions benefit from Dynamic Roll Control. This acts like a third shock absorber at the rear, helping to control body roll - and possibly reduce backseat motion sickness.

'Exclusive' 3008 gets extra kit

'Exclusive' 3008 gets extra kit

New Peugeot has low emissions

Engine choices for the 3008 consist of two petrols and three turbodiesels.

The greenest version is the HDi 110 turbodiesel - especially when combined with a new electronically controlled six-speed automatic gearbox, when it emits just 130g/km CO2 and returns an official average of 57.7mpg. The quickest is the turbocharged 1.6-litre petrol, which does 0-62mph in 8.9 seconds; this version also has a top speed of 125mph. Unsurprisingly, it is also the least efficient, emitting 176g/km CO2 and returning 38.2mpg.

The goes on sale in the UK this November. If you’re after something a little bit different, it could well be worth a look. Still unsure? Check out our first drive review.


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