Peugeot 3008 Test Drive Review – French crossover SUV

23 Mar 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on Peugeot 3008 Test Drive Review – French crossover SUV


Peugeot 3008

Test Review #8211; French SUV

Local Peugeot distributor Sdn Bhd is among the busiest car companies in with a few new models up their An MPV is on its way; the RCZ should make it by the end of this year and a #8220;207 codenamed T33 is scheduled for a Q3 debut. But for the 3008 is the latest lion car to hit our market, a mid-sized crossover/SUV of vehicle pitched against the Honda CR-V (Peugeot the SUV term for our market, as it#8217;s widely used).

To be launched coming Monday (June 7), the should be able to make CR-V prospects think before committing, as it gives the a proper trashing on paper, in terms of technical spec and count. The actual price be revealed at the launch, but we understand it#8217;s around RM150K, smack in CR-V territory.

. The 3008 is now officially priced at OTR with insurance, with an RM1,500 premium if you pick the White body paint.

already driven it, and our impressions are the jump.

The 3008 is yet another spawned from PSA#8217;s 2 that also underpins others, the 308 family, the RCZ, MPV and the Citroen C4 range. The double in the name represents an extension of the Peugeot range, a new type of beyond the traditional supermini, hatchback and D-segment saloon

Upon first glance, the appears compact and less than a CR-V. It#8217;s 200 mm shorter than the Honda and too, but the Peugeot#8217;s 2,613 mm is just a fraction short of the 2,620 mm. The 3008#8242;s footprint sits in the middle of the 308 hatchback and the 308 SW.

Think of it as a higher riding 308 more space and a bigger and you#8217;re not far off.

With journos to a car, I started off the preview drive seated at the Compared to the same seat in the the ambience here is much airy and pleasant, thanks to the roof, higher ride and light interior colour tester had grey leather Legroom is not as extensive as the CR-V, but than adequate for this 175 cm and there#8217;s good space the front seats to tuck under (in fact, I got more here than in a recently big luxury saloon).

There are retractable blinds for the rear The seats are of the firmer variety, is not an issue, but the rear bench be more sculptured. Similarly, the in the fold down armrest go deeper.

It was a cloudy day, so we took the to open up the panoramic glass for some natural light. says it measures 17 square but all you need to know that seriously huge and in one piece, any bar connecting the B-pillars.

Like in the 308 this will be one of the star of the 3008.

Another highlighted is the Multiflex interior. This of a boot floor that can be set to different positions, flat rear seats and folding passenger backrest. This a flat floor from the to the dashboard, which is 2.62 long #8211; very for trips to the home improvement With all seats in place, the boot is large, well and easy to access with a low lip

This is thanks to the split the upper part swings up any hatchback while the lower flips down like in trucks. The latter can withstand 200 kg spread, so go ahead and use it as a bench! also a built in torchlight auto charges when you it.

All very useful, but one of my favorite of the 3008 is the cockpit. Now, the #8220;cockpit#8221; is often used by testers to refer to the driver#8217;s but Peugeot actually calls the aviation inspired driver a cockpit. Backing this are a row of toggle switches below the air vents, a high centre and a head up display (HUD) in the line of vision.

Displaying speed and cruise status, the data isn#8217;t on the windscreen like on some systems, but on a transparent panel retractable. Brightness and height can be This is another star that#8217;s bound to impress at showrooms.

For me, the cabins of recent have been brilliant, in design and quality, and the 3008 form. It#8217;s probably a thing that the dash doesn#8217;t share the generic style#8221; (too much of a thing can be boring) instead down the driver focussed with all controls #8220;wrapped#8221; him/her.

The high and wide console effectively cordons off the which is left with a feeling and cozy workspace, not that in sports cars. The lined grab handle for the passenger may see little use, but it cool.

Also nice are the dial markings, black like very dark inserts and just the right of brightwork. For the driving position, you can from car-like low slung or SUV perch, but I found everything to be skewed to the left. My left was perpetually in union with the console while there plenty of room on the right.

Bear in mind though ergonomics vary between what#8217;s awkward to me might me acceptable to you, vice

Throughout the drive, I also poor off the shoulder rear and a cumbersome to use cruise control the latter is completely unsighted the steering wheel so I fumbled and my way around. Of course, it won#8217;t be a once you#8217;ve learned the Another #8220;wow#8221; gadget is the parking brake, which as intended and saves space.

mentions MPV versatility, so let#8217;s at storage ideas. If the first you discover is the super small box (despite its large opening) worry, you#8217;re compensated a very, very deep storage box between the front wide door compartments and cubby below the steering But with both cupholders I hoped for more small to hold my keys/wallet/mobile.

Perhaps forgot to convert, but the cover of the box opened to the right (to the driver) is an oversight for right-hand drive

The 3008 is powered by the THP 156 engine, a of the modern Prince engine With twin-scroll turbocharging and injection, it produces 156 bhp and 240 Nm of torque just 1.6 litres. While 16 horses more than the 308 here, the 3008 feels forceful than the hatchback, is expected as it#8217;s is a larger and vehicle.

On its own, few will complain lack of pace and getting up to speeds is quite effortless. a little bit of boominess from rpm, but our test car had a factory engine with only 40 km on the Road roar and wind are well isolated from the even at speeds way beyond the limit.

The more significant partner here is the new AT6 six-speed gearbox, which sends the four-speed unit to the history for good, throughout the range. now, there won#8217;t be Peugeots handicapped by poor boxes anymore, because co-developed with Aisin shifts smooth, fast and importantly smart. This pairing is the exact same that will go into the level RCZ.

Dynamic Control is a system that excessive roll when Not as complicated as Adaptive Drive in the BMW X5, DRC is a passive hydraulic system a central module connecting the two shock absorbers. Built the rear crossmember, this consists of a floating piston and compensation reservoir.

Pressure is 20 bar.

And it works. The feels agile on winding and corners very flat for an The light steering (hydraulic, not is accurate and quick, while the low resistance 225/50 R17 Michelins good grip and wet handling (it was in parts during our test

Push really hard and the will gradually wash but lift off and it#8217;ll tuck neatly #8211; safe and free. The 3008#8242;s handling is certainly more than a typical SUV driver would but the high speed ride the more undulating highways could be a wee bit more settled. A drive overall.

When it to equipment, one can expect a Nasim new to be filled to the brim, and the 3008 Besides the abovementioned highlights roof, HUD, DRC), Peugeot SUV comes with six ESP, ABS/EBD/Brake Assist, headlights/wipers and leather. Being a car, the 3008 is also Euro NCAP rated.

what you get, the 3008 is value if the indicated RM150K holds true. The first 100 are fully imported CBU from before local assembly in Gurun.

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