The compact crossover segment is witnessing significant growth in recent times. French carmaker Peugeot is also going to utilize the trend. The 2019 Peugeot 3008 compact crossover has got a revamp for the upcoming year and the SUV has received rave reviews from all quarters, as it is.
The vehicle launched first time in 2009 and has managed to carve a niche of its own in this segment. It has won the title of ‘2018 Car of the Year’ and it has managed to beat the likes of VW Tiguan and Ford Escape model.
2019 Peugeot 3008 Exterior and Features
The exterior styling of 2019 Peugeot 3008 is eye-catching. The new version is less of an MPV and more of an SUV. Its sleek alloy wheels, swooping lines, dynamic styling is hard to overlook.
The car has chiseled chequered grille, full LED headlights, Chrome roof rails look enticing. Its back styling, LED clusters to add to sophistication look. It will be sold in a few trim levels and some exterior color choices will be offered too.
2019 Peugeot 3008 Interior is Spacious and Stylish
The interior design of the 2019 Peugeot 3008 is also stylish looking. The cabin is also spacious and ergonomically superior to most segment rivals. Its craftsmanship is quite nice and finishing of materials is upscale. The headspace is compromised if you opt for the glass roof.
There are two configurable display units. One is the 12.3-inch digital instrument display and the second one is an eight-inch touchscreen. This system comes with built-in Apple CarPlay and MirrorLink for Android smartphones. The seats are also comfortable and large. There are plenty of cubicles in the cabin to store various gadgets and small items.
Safety Features and Amenities
The 2019 Peugeot 3008 is decently equipped in terms of safety features and amenities. The models get leather upholstery, heated front seats, full LED lamps, electric panoramic sunroof. The Connect infotainment system of Peugeot is sleek and the 8-inch touch screen is fluid. Top trims include sat nav as well. Provisions like wireless smartphone charging and premium sound system are there too.
Its climate control works very well and the controls are easy to operate. Included safety features are lane departure warning, autonomous emergency braking, and plenty of airbags. The safety features work as expected.
2019 Peugeot 3008 Engine and Output
The 2019 Peugeot 3008 comes with a number of engine choices. The top of the line is the 2.0-liter diesel engine that is quite powerful. This type of engine is able to make 150 HP and model with BlueHDi 180 GT around 181 HP. However, it will give a fuel economy of around 58.9mpg as per officials.
The next one is the 1.6-liter diesel engine with the output of 120 HP. However, the new model will also possess two gasoline engines.
The one of this two is three-cylinder 1,2 liter engine that produces 129 HP. The second one is the 1.6-litre unit that delivers an output of 163 HP. The cabin remains really quiet under all conditions. It comes with front-wheel drive system as standard or all-wheel drive configurations as optional.
Acceleration and Sport Mode
The newest model with the less powerful 1,6-liter engine will accelerate from 0 to 60 in 11.2 sec, while with a powerful 2,0-liter model that produces 181 HP around 8,9 sec. Ride quality is pretty good and bumpers are soaked in well. A sport mode is also there to add some thrill to ride experience.
2019 Peugeot 3008 plug-in hybrid
The company also announced that this 2019 Peugeot 3008 will be offered with a version 4WD plug-in hybrid next year. This version will get small petrol engine that is paired with the powerful electric motor connected at the rear.
However, the officials also said that plug-in SUV model will be able to go around 31 miles or 50 km with all-electric.
2019 Peugeot 3008 Price and Release Date
The base trim of 2019 Peugeot 3008 may be priced at approx $25,000 while top trim price may hover around $36,000. The price of the plug-in model is unknown. Sales will begin in late 2018.
Summing it up
2019 Peugeot 3008 is a superb compact crossover that punches above its weight. Its unique styling, powerful engines and classy looking cabin help it race ahead with models Ford Escape, Nissan Rogue and VW Tiguan.
The amenities and safety features are also pretty good for this class. The pricing is a bit steep but the car offers enough features and solid overall performance to justify the tag.