What makes the Peugeot 3008 1.6T GT-Line a worthy contender in the Family Car category of the 2017/18 Cars.co.za Consumer Awards – powered by WesBank? We investigate…
Peugeot’s 3008 walked away with the European Car of the Year title and represents the latest and greatest from the French. Not only does it boast bold exterior styling, but it's also an incredibly upmarket and futuristic cabin. Combined with an all-in features list and a strong powertrain, it’s difficult to overlook this new offering. Can the 3008 scoop the win in the Family Car category?
3 Reasons Why Peugeot 3008 1.6T GT-Line is a #CarsAwards Finalist
1. Eager and efficient engine
This 1.6-litre turbo engine produces respectable power figures of 121 kW and 240 Nm and it can show a decent turn of speed when needed. This engine also does duty in some of Peugeot’s performance products and when you engage Sport mode, the 3008 is eager to please. You can make the most of the powertrain by using the steering-wheel shift paddles.
The engine is mated to a 6-speed automatic gearbox and can go 757 km between refuels. Peugeot claims the 3008 will consume just 5.3 L/100km.
2. Big on load space
At first glance, the Peugeot 3008 looks to be smaller than its rivals, but clever packaging has meant that there’s more space than you expect. Boot space starts at 520 litres and when you fold the rear seats down, 1 670 litres becomes available. Space for rear passengers is fair.
3. Comfortable and safe
On the road, the new 3008 is highly refined, giving you a quiet driving experience. The ride quality exhibited by the 3008 is sublime and the leather seats are especially comfortable, particularly on those long family road trips.
In terms of safety, the 3008 is well-equipped with 6 airbags, ABS with EBD, brake assist, electronic stability control and traction control, driver attention alert, lane departure warning and road sign detection. ISOFIX child seat mounts are also fitted across the range.
Watch #CarsAwards judge, Juliet McGuire review the Peugeot 3008 in the video below!
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