Peugeot’s Award Winning All-New 3008 Arrives

The All-New Peugeot 3008 SUV has been given some rich praise since its European launch during the latter half of 2016, and the brand is already a key competitor in the compact SUV segment. It is now officially available in the UK.

Peugeot is offering what it calls 'Active Safety Brake and Distance Alert' to give a higher profile to its safety features. This system combines autonomous braking with a lane departure warning system. There's also a Driver Alert Warning function which will warn you if the car notices fatigue in your driving reactions.

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Other systems include Automatic High Beam Assistance, to automatically switch between high beam and low beam depending on the lighting conditions and oncoming traffic; Speed Sign Detection; Adaptive Cruise Control with a Stop function; an Active Blind Spot Monitoring System; and Park Assist, which allows the vehicle to park itself with minimum input from the driver. There are also useful 'Visiopark' all-round camera view systems if you want them.

New Cockpit Design

Inside, Peugeot has adopted its i-Cockpit design to suit this model. This set-up now also incorporates an 'Amplify' option that means you can quickly change things like ambient lighting and music settings - and even add in cabin fragrances and massaging seat intensity.

Luggage space has also improved in this new 3008, the 520-litre luggage capacity being 90-litres greater than the previous version. Fold the second row of seats flat and this results in a total luggage capacity of 1580-litres, one of the largest and most versatile load capacities in the segment. And the very original adaptable moving boot floor, initiated on the original 3008, has been evolved to allow the optimisation of boot space.

In recent times the Peugeot 3008 has been overtaken by more modern rivals like the Nissan Qashqai, the Renault's Kadjar and SEAT's Ateca. But, this second generation 3008 is a car lighter, sleeker, larger and more sophisticated than its predecessor and it includes the distinctive 'i-Cockpit' dashboard design and the sophisticated infotainment and connectivity systems. It is a car well worth looking at in this market.