The 3008 follows the style of its bigger 5008 stablemates with a new design that’s more similar to a motor show concept car. Not only there plenty of plush materials and, in many models, ambient interior mood lighting, there are also quirky touches like fabric wrapped dashboard panels and ‘piano key’ buttons.
Pros and Cons:
- Stylish, high-quality interior
- Large and practical boot
- Strong engines
- Rear space isn’t class-leading
- Pricier than some rivals
- So-so infotainment system
Engine and Performance:
Two types of diesel are available. The 1.5-liter BlueHDi 130 comes with 129bhp and a choice of manual or automatic gearboxes. It’s a flexible engine that may not make the 3008 particularly fast but pulls the car effortlessly even when fully loaded with people and bags. The 2.0 BlueHDi 180 is even more reliable, but not worth the significant price premium.
There are plug-in hybrid versions. The Hybrid 225 is front-wheel drive and packs 222bhp, while the Hybrid4 300 has a four-wheel disk with a whopping 296bhp. So far, the latter and its outright acceleration are impressively rapid – 0-62mph takes just 6.1sec. It’s also officially able to travel up to 40 miles under electric power alone after a full charge. However, you can expect a figure closer to 25-30 miles in real-world driving conditions.
The 1.2 PureTech petrol engine is very smooth and quiet, and the 1.5 HDi diesel isn’t far behind. The 2.0-liter diesel is the gruffest engines in the 3008 range but still isn’t exactly rude.
Interior and Cargo space:
All models have an 8.0-inch touchscreen positioned high up in the middle of the dashboard. You certainly get plenty of gadgety, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring on all but entry-level Active trim. This allows you to use your phone’s sat-nav and a selection of other apps via the car’s touchscreen. There’s plenty of head and legroom to accommodate taller adults, and the interior is wide enough to put a comfortable distance between you and your front passenger.
Storage options are right up there with the class best. Opening the central armrest reveals a vast air-conditioned hollow beneath.
Every version of the 3008 comes with an alarm and an immobilizer as standard to help keep thieves at bay.
The Peugeot 3008 will be priced in the range of Hyundai Creta Car Model itself. We can expect it to come for ₹ ten lakhs for the base model, going up to ₹ 17 lakhs (on-road pricing).