The much-awaited 2017 Peugeot 3008 has finally unveiled and its release date set for early 2017. It aims to take its class by storm thanks to the many changes and updates it sports ranging from its high-tech equipment and its optimized architectural efficiency to its exceptionally inspired design. Due to debut during this year’s Paris Motor Show, the new 2017 Peugeot 3008 has already started taking shape with the brand announcing the addition of two new trim levels: GT and GT Line.
Nowadays, many brands are now turning their focus to SUVs due to the versatility, interior room, and superior of-road capabilities they offer. In Europe alone, SUV sales have more than tripled in the last seven years. And for 2017, just like many brands offering vehicles in the European C-segment – the largest and most diverse, the French marque hopes the 3008 will make a cut in the largely competitive arena.
See, the SUV is a true reflection of the modern automobile’s incarnation: personal pleasure, creator of emotions, technological, and stately. It shows desire to venture into new experiences and escapism, where others are unable to. Well, while most brands have been able to create such kind of an SUV, few have managed to deliver an incredibly modern, consistent, intelligent, and sleek package. The new 2017 Peugeot 3008 is perhaps one among the plethora of options that has managed to seamlessly integrate such features into one package, thereby positioning itself as an imminently desirable product consistent with the modern era of sophistication and capability.
The 2017 Peugeot 3008 GT styling distinguishes itself from the rest of the offerings with its chrome door mirror caps, aluminum roof bars, nineteen-inch alloy wheels, and wider wheel-arches. The GT Line, on the other hand, comes equipped with twin chrome exhaust, and eighteen-inch wheels. Other standard features available for both models include an automatic tailgate, and full-LED headlights.
Offered beneath the hood of the top-of-the-line Peugeot 3008 GT 2017 is a 2.0L diesel engine that pairs to a six-speed automatic gearbox to deliver 178 horsepower to the wheels. Although details are yet to be offered, it is highly speculated that it’ll take around 9 seconds for a 0-60 mph. GT Line models, on the other hand, will be offered with several petrol and diesel engines and a choice of automatic and manual gearboxes.
Rivals for the Peugeot include Kia Sportage, Renault Kadjar, and Nissan Qashqai. With over 25,000 models sold as at 2016, and a new model on the horizons, the Kia Sportage remains one rival that the Peugeot 3008 wouldn’t want to upset. Although seeming gawky in pictures, Kia’s design elements have come to mature over time, and now features beautifully-sculpted design cues that make it stand out among the rest. It’ll be interesting to see how the two face off in terms of sales figures. But if you ask me, I’d put my money on the 2017 Peugeot 3008 in a heartbeat!
2017 Peugeot 3008 Release Date & Price
Pricing is yet to be announced. Rumors however say the new model will go for sale for slightly above the current model’s sticker price of 20,000 pounds. Its release date has been set for January 2017. You can however start placing an order in November 2016.
2017 Peugeot 3008 Exterior Review
The exterior design is distinctive, rich and seems successfully executed. Even at standstill, it evokes a sense of a strong character thanks to its well-thought out silhouette that includes large wheels, a high waist line, a long flat bonnet, a vertical front end, wide protective bands, shaped roof bars, and a raised ground clearance.
2017 Peugeot 3008 Interior
Entering its interior is akin to entering into a new world, one full of surprises, oozing quality, and originality. The dashboard is futuristic and spectacular and immediately catches the eye. With design cues provided by the Peugeot i-Cockpit, the new 3008 is a coherent and technological ensemble that has rewritten the cockpit design entirely.
Two trims, as of this writing, are available for the 2017 Peugeot 3008: GT and GT Line.
Several petrol and diesel engines are available for the European markets. While the exact specs are missing, rumors allege the least powerful model will provide 100 horsepower while the most powerful will offer 178 horsepower.
Safety features include automatic adaptive headlamp main-beam, active lane departure warning, active safety brake and distance alert, active blind-spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, speed limit sign recognition and recommendation, and driver attention warning. Crash impact assessment is ongoing at the moment. Results will be updated on the Peugeot 3008 release date.