The Peugeot 3008 has been transformed from a forgettable MPV to stylish and modern family car/compact SUV. It is exceptionally pretty, both inside and out, and is widely regarded as Peugeot's finest product in ages. #CarsAwards judge Juliet McGuire gets to grips with the newcomer.
The current European Car of the Year and 2017/18 Cars.co.za Consumer Awards finalist in the family car category is the Peugeot 3008 and it has really impressed us with its diverse skill set. Not only is the French family car striking to look at, but its cabin represents a huge leap forward in terms of technology and build quality. However Peugeot has a less-than-stellar reputation in South Africa and while the 3008 may be popular in Europe, it'll have to be exceptional to sell in our market.
There's only one engine available: a 1.6-litre turbopetrol with peak outputs of 121 kW and 240 Nm. A turbodiesel motor with 100 kW will make landfall in 2018. In this episode, regular contributor Juliet McGuire gets behind the wheel of the 3008 (in just below top-of-the-range GT-Line trim) to see if it's worth considering in the wildly popular segment of the market.