What do you do when it is the weekend, your lady friend has her birthday, it’s payday and you just happen to have a French SUV on review for the week? It’s simple, you take a ShotLeft. This is exactly what I did when I had the Peugeot 3008 GT Line 1.6 THP Auto on test. The Peugeot 3008 GT Line was a great travel companion and the birthday girl was certainly impressed with her mode of transport to her birthday destination.
The Peugeot 3008 SUV was launched in 2017 in South Africa and was one of the finalists in the 2018 Cars.co.za Consumer Awards. To add to its list of achievements, the Peugeot 3008 SUV was named the 2017 European Car of the Year in March 2017. It comes as no surprise that the Peugeot 3008 has such accolades because its visual appearance, drive and design are all impressive. The Peugeot 3008 does, however, enter a pretty crowded competitive SUV market with rivals such as the Volkswagen Tiguan, Nissan X-Trail, Mazda CX-5, Hyundai Tucson and Kia Sportage, to name a few. To remain competitive in this market, the Peugeot 3008 needs to bring something unique and special to convince buyers to opt for it. From my observation during the test drive, the Peugeot 3008 does have something to offer to the market and I was thoroughly impressed with the vehicle.
The first thing that caught my eye about the Peugeot 3008 GT was its exterior look, which boasts a huge grille, subtle sharp lines and LED daylight running headlights which give the car a sportier look. The Peugeot 3008 GT has a really cool external feature in the side mirrors which reflects the menacing Peugeot badge on the ground when the car is being unlocked. The exterior look of the car presents a chic, unassuming and sophisticated look that many buyers usually look for in a car. The Peugeot 3008 GT Line also comes standard with tyre pressure monitoring, which is a nice feature to have when traveling long distances especially on gravel roads.
On the interior side of the 3008 Peugeot GT Line, one can’t fault the quality of the materials used as it is of a high quality and plastic-like, cheap materials are nowhere to be found. Another striking interior feature of the 3008 Peugeot GT is the cockpit, which makes one feel like they are driving a spaceship. This adds flair to the driving experience. The small go-cart like steering wheel of the Peugeot 3008 GT Line adds a sporty feel with its hexagonal shape, thus making handling hustle-free, especially when tackling sharp corners. The 8-inch infotainment touchscreen is also quite inviting for passengers who want to play their entertainment on those long road trips. It is also pretty easy to use. My test 3008 GT Line had offered Apple CarPlay. This is a nice nifty feature that mirrors certain Apple apps on the car’s screen so that the driver interacts with the car instead of the phone when driving
It’s a French love affair with our test @peugeotsa 3008 SUV. The designers didn’t sleep on the wheel on this one. The gorgeous front design carries on to the side profile. Okay, it’s not just pretty but our 3008 SUV GT Line is powered by a 1.6 petrol automatic with 121 kW of power and 240 Nm of torque. More than enough to battle city traffic and most importantly, to confidently ferry your family or friends and their luggage on a trip to the coast. Our mate @klyvque reckons French cars have standard features which are as high as the Eiffel Tower. The 3008 SUV GT Line is no exception. You’ll find standard features such as electronically adjusted and heated seats, leather seats, tyre pressure monitoring, panoramic roof, wireless charging, lane keep assist, reverse camera and the 007 James Bond like 180 degree camera to aid you with parking manoeuvres. It’s really no surprise that the Peugeot 3008 SUV is a finalist in @sagmj Car of the Year. Well, we know you are going to say, it’s a French car and French cars… That’s fine but Peugeot has put their money where their mouth is and launched their own assured future value product (called Motion Finance). We doubt the bank would have signed off if Peugeot couldn’t guarantee sufficient back up for their products. By @mfuphi #peugeot3008SUV #Peugeot #3008SUV #feelpeugeot #carphotography #wecometoyou #motionfinance #carswithoutlimits #city #Johannesburg #capetown #durban 📸 @benjaminthecreative 🙏🏾 👑👊🏾
The Peugeot 3008 GT Line is a big vehicle, offering decent space for passengers and their luggage. It is perfectly suited to a family that places priority on practicality. The 3008 Peugeot GT Line we had on test had various comfort and convenience features such as hill assist; automatic wipers with rain sensors; rear and front parking aid; and a vision park camera. In terms of safety, our Peugeot 3008 GT Line was equipped with, safety aids such as, driver and passenger front airbags, curtain airbags, and side airbags; active blind spot detection; cruise control with speed limiter; ABS with EBD; brake assist; electronic stability control and traction control, driver attention alert, lane departure warning and road sign detection.
The drive of the Peugeot 3008 GT was impeccable, smooth and refined. The 3008 GT Line we had on test was a 1.6-litre turbopetrol engine with 121 kW, 240 Nm of torque and a 6-speed automatic transmission. The 3008’s engine has enough power to comfortably carry the body of the vehicle and gives the driver enough power to quickly overtake even on an incline without struggling. We could only manage to get the fuel consumption to an average of 9.4L per 100km on the open road, which is not too far off from the 8.9L per 100km.
The starting price for the Peugeot 3008 GT Line is R519 900.00 including VAT.
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