The new Peugeot 3008 has just been awarded the accolade of “New Car of the Year” in the UK, and it has highlighted to drivers all around the world this fantastic new model. More than 63,000 drivers in the UK voted for the 3008 to win at the annual Auto Trader New Car Awards and this means that the model can now add this title to its long list of honours. So, here we’ll delve a little deeper into the Peugeot 3008’s list of achievements and uncover the reasons why it may be the perfect vehicle for your family.
The UK New Car of the Year award follows just a year after this people’s choice mid-size SUV was unveiled at its launch in Lagos and it marks the 66th award for the new Peugeot 3008. This makes the model one of Peugeot’s most successful vehicles.
The New Car of the Year award is particularly special, as unlike many awards, this one does not rely on an editorial judging panel. The Auto Trader award is decided by real car owners who vote via a survey. The drivers review a vehicle using 16 criteria that ranges from reliability and running costs to performance, and it is designed to give a potential buyer a complete picture of ownership. The consumers are asked about their overall satisfaction and the likelihood of recommending the vehicle to others. The Peugeot 3008 was rated highly in a number of areas, particularly interior practicality, design and innovative tech, which includes the i-Cockpit Peugeot infotainment system.
According to the New Car Editorial Director at Auto Trader, Erin Baker, the Peugeot 3008 SUV was actually a stand out winner and was highly commended for how safe and comfortable it feels, in addition to its interior quality. Baker said owners highlighted the quality of the standard technology, features, and accessories. According to Baker, the model is a “fantastic all-rounder” making it a wholly worthy winner of the award.
David Peel, MD at Peugeot UK, was excited at the award and said this award is a stand out in the industry. According to Peel, awards based on owner feedback is extremely important for the company, and he felt it was fantastic to see so many 3008 owners praising the vehicle. He concluded that Peugeot’s commitment to producing vehicles with uncompromising quality, sharp design, and an instinctive driving experience is “clearly paying off.”
This award is the latest in a variety of accolades for the Peugeot 3008 2019 range in the UK and around the world.
Reasons You Should Choose a Peugeot 3008
While an award halfway around the world may not seem important here, this is only the tip of the iceberg in the reasons why the Peugeot 3008 new model deserves some serious consideration as your next vehicle. These include:
1. Efficient and Eager Engine
The 1.6-litre turbo produces some respectable power figures at 121 kW and 240 Nm, so it can make a show of decent speed when you need it. The engine also highlights Peugeot’s performance when you engage the Sport mode that makes the 3008 very eager to please. You can really make the most of the six-speed automatic powertrain using the shift paddles on the steering wheel to enjoy a superb driving experience.
Despite this impressive performance, the 3008 is not thirsty. Peugeot claims a consumption rate of only 5.3 litres per 100 kilometres and the model can go 757 kilometres between refuel stops.
2. Fantastic Cargo Space
Unlike many SUVs on the market, the 3008 is also immensely practical. While at first glance, it may appear smaller than other models in the segment, the intelligent design means that you can enjoy more space than you would expect. The cargo space starts at an impressive 520 litres, but this can be expanded to a cavernous 1,670 litres when the rear seats are folded. Even with the rear seats in place, rear passengers can enjoy a reasonable amount of space, so you can avoid complaints on longer journeys.
3. Packed With Safety Features
The 3008 is very well equipped with safety features. In addition to the six airbags, traction control, and electronic stability control, the model is equipped with ABS featuring EBD, driver attention alert, road sign detection, lane departure warning, and brake assist. When combined with the 360º Bird’s Eye view camera, you can feel like you have a sixth sense for your driving safety for complete peace of mind. There are also ISOFIX child restraint mounts fitted throughout the range.
4. Superb Experience
In addition to the driving performance and driver aids, the Peugeot 3008 creates a beautiful space for all your adventures. The new i-Cockpit creates a digital universe with 8.0-inch capacitive touchscreen, integrated steering wheel controls and 12.3-inch configurable heads up digital display, you can have access to everything you need without taking your eyes off the road.
5. Eyecatching Aesthetics
Finally, you can be sure that your new Peugeot 3008 catches the eye of everyone, whether you’re cruising the open road or negotiating the urban jungle. The model has a sleek and feline look with stylish chrome details and full LED headlights. The dynamic, fluid lines are further emphasised by the strong shoulder line that runs the length of the vehicle. At the rear, there is a gloss black panel that incorporates the signature “claw” LED lights.
The UK “New Car of the Year” is just the latest in the line of awards for the Peugeot 3008 and highlights that this model is loved by industry professionals and drivers alike, so it should be worth some serious consideration when you’re thinking about your next vehicle.
If you would like to learn more about the Peugeot 3008, Perth drivers should call in and see us. The Perth City Peugeot team would be delighted to answer any queries or questions and arrange your test drive, so you can experience the fantastic 3008 for yourself.