REVIEW: 2010 Peugeot 3008 CUV (RM146,888 OTR)

12 Dec 2014 | Author: | Comments Off on REVIEW: 2010 Peugeot 3008 CUV (RM146,888 OTR)


Being the first model on segment for the manufacturer, there much history about experience in the CUV sector. We do know it had a larger 4007 model but is considered more as an SUV when to this crossover. In fact, the is said to have crossed boundaries being part SUV, estate, part hatchback, MPV. It made its world in April of 2009 and released in on 7th June of 2010.

 We recently a unit to review, even it#8217;s been here in our for a while, as some of its unique features are still not topped by its yet. Let#8217;s take a at it.

As mentioned, it does offer an unconventional design on its exterior a large Peugeot signature grille and sharply shaped with blackened fog light just below it. Amusingly, the other vehicle I can think of remotely shares the same of front fascia elements is the R8, which also has a large front grille and blackened just bellow its shapely Haha.

But jokes aside, even it doesn#8217;t have a long, supercar shape like the R8, it showcase quite an attractive for a CUV that is. It is said to have an drag coefficient of just Cd. Its profile is accentuated further emphasized wheel arch looks like it haunches than it actually is. At the rear, a hatchback and drop down tailgate (like the rear of a truck) is featured for easier and unloading of large items.

flanked by a set of interesting looking taillights. A front and rear and a set of 17-inch wheels completes its rugged looking exterior.

inside, the driver area more like an aircraft with the centre console high, cordoning off the #8216;pilot#8217;. The seats are comfortable and its scope of be set to an SUV-high or low enough to feel car-like. It has a push start system and an electric handbrake for usage and saves space just a small lever the gear gate).

The instruments cluster is simple, and easy to view but apart the rev counter and fuel gauge, I have much use of it as the 3008 features a Heads-Up Display the first vehicle in Malaysia to such a thing, then. It is one of the factors about this The system, however, doesn#8217;t the information (speed and cruise settings) onto the windscreen but a piece of retractable perspex automatically slides out upon the engine.

The other #8220;wow#8221; that it has, is the large 17 sq ft of glass roof in one big piece. It is to the one found in the 308s but bigger, bigger. Unfortunately, in our hot climate, the would be closed up during of the day and can best be enjoyed only at especially if it rains.

Rear passengers have me that it is very confortable at the as the rear area provides­­­­­­­­­­ room for legs and heads a high vantage point gives a good forward It also has multitudes of cubby and storage space. The box under the central armrest is about litres big but the glovebox is small its large lid.

The rear can be moved forward and down to make room for the folded and provide a 2.62 metres floor all the way from the tailgate to the (with the front passenger folded as well), very for long items. The boot can be further adjusted through positions, creating a useful storage area beneath. The lower tailgate, is said to be to take on about 200 kg, and can be used as a

 Peugeot calls this configurability, #8220;Multiplex#8221;.

Under the at the other end of the trunk, sits a THP 156 engine which is the same 1.6 twin-scroll turbocharged system, to an AT6 six-speed automatic gearbox, in the entry level RCZ. I expecting much performance as the does carry more and mass than the RCZ, but not that bad. The 156 hp and 240 Nm of torque it takes this 1,459 kg from 0 to 100 km/h quite

The claimed time is just 8.9 which is quite good for a Other performance figures a 202 km/h top speed, CO2 emmissions at 169 and a fuel consumption rating of km/l.

But where the 3008 is in the handling department. To achieve a feel, the 3008 is built on the PSA PF2 Platform designed for medium cars with front drive. Other vehicles the same platform are the 308 range, RCZ, 5008 MPV and the C4 range.

But instead of having a fully trailing arm in which was once a signature, the platform features a torsion beam that an extra, central damper a rear axle Dynamic Control (DRC), to help body roll.

With the 3008 feels quite and corners very flat on road, unsual for a tall, vehicle. At first, it did feel unreal but the way the outside rear is loaded up by the levelling effect of the control system certainly it in tight corners. Steering is light, and quick mainly due to a hydraulic assisted by an electric pump of a fully electric system.

 It with six airbags, ESP, EBD, and Brake Assist others. It has also received a Euro NCAP rating.

The 3008 seemed to have an advantage especially with the HUD and glass roof, in which no CUV in the current market offers. It portray a certain ruggedness to its and the premium interior, although driver centric, do provide intelligent storage solution is versatile, spacious, comfortable, equipped and, with the seating position, gives an view of the road ahead.

first CUV offering has satisfied all the criteria needed for a crossover #8211; using a unibody car and features SUV-like designs of center of gravity and high With an on-the-road with price tag of just RM146,888, 3008 is quite competitive.

And Peugeot currently offering a low rate of just 0.88 those looking for a unique design and innovative features in a should look no further. If you do on it now, Peugeot will throw in a V-KOOL ELITE for

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