Earlier this year, Peugeot Philippines announced that they will be bringing in the all-new 3008 crossover to the country soon. Six months after the announcement, the French marque’s C-segment crossover has arrived in the Philippines, bringing in Peugeot’s latest design philosophy to the country.
Unveiled during the 2016 Paris Motor Show, the 3008 received a drastic redesign, shifting from its MPV roots to becoming a crossover. Now more angular and upright than its predecessor, the second-generation model’s design puts sets it firmly as a crossover. Up front, it gets a more distinctive hood, larger air intakes, and new foglights. Complementing that are signature headlights along with a Lion emblem and concave grill. On to its sides, the high waistline, large alloy wheels, new side protection moldings, and a raised ground clearance further give it a more aggressive look. At the rear, it is fitted with a new tailgate, claw-like taillights, wide rear bumper, and a roof-mounted spoiler.
Inside, it features the brand’s signature i-Cockpit dashboard layout. This layout mainly consists of a higher-set instrument cluster, a compact steering wheel, 12.3” head-up display and central capacitive touchscreen console with piano keys. It also features a number of driving aids and other high-tech equipment, as well as upgraded connectivity features. Advanced connectivity is achieved with Mirror Screen functionality which features Apple CarPlay, MirrorLink and Android Auto compatibility.
Powering the Philippine-spec Peugeot 3008 is a 1.6-liter turbocharged gas engine with 165 PS and 240 Nm of torque. It then shifts via a six-speed automatic transmission with no manual on offer. Instead of all-wheel drive, the 2018 3008 delivers its power to the front wheels but is mated to an advanced stability and traction control system. Dubbed the Advanced Grip Control, the system automatically adjusts the driving dynamics based on 3 pre-selected road conditions: Mud, Sand, and Snow.
Prices for the Peugeot 3008 GT Line starts at Php 2,590,000. Peugeot Philippines will be bringing in limited quantities of its all-new crossover.