The new Peugeot 3008 lineup has arrived onto the SUV scene, offering a number of new products and features across the different variants. Standing out from the rest of the crowd in the mid size SUV market, the flagship Peugeot 3008 is a stylishly designed car that offers broad appeal. Continuing on from its win of the European Car of the Year award, it is still one of the most popular models in the Peugeot range.
The current 3008 SUV lineup for Australia has been reduced and simplified to three trim levels, starting with the entry level 3008 Allure, followed by the 3008 GT, and then to the top of the range 3008 GT Sport.
This is a departure from previous years, as the 3008 Peugeot Active and GT Line trims are no longer in the lineup. This blog is your guide to breaking down the differences between the three trims available down under, helping you to find the ideal match for your personal lifestyle.
A solid base to build from – the 3008 Allure
Starting off with the new entry level trim, the Peugeot 3008 Allure is stacked with a huge number of standard features that form the foundation of what can also be found in the higher model variants (with each higher level trim offering upgraded or additional features).
Some of the high-quality technology features include:
- 12.3-inch digital heads up display
- 10-inch high definition touch screen
- Keyless entry and push button start
- Eco LED Headlights
- Dual Zone Climate Control
- 3D Satellite Navigation
- Compatibility for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
- Electric Tailgate
And some of the more notable safety features include:
- Autonomous Emergency Braking
- Advanced Grip Control (the only feature exclusive to the 3008 Allure)
- Active Blind Spot Detection
- Adaptive Cruise Control
- Active Lane Departure Warning
- Front and rear parking sensors
All 3008 trims, including the Allure model, are front wheel drive and powered by a turbo petrol engine, with only automatic gearbox available. The only exception is that the 3008 GT trim also has a turbo diesel offering. The Allure is powered by a 121kW 1.6L turbo petrol engine with a 6 speed auto transmission.
The same six optional premium paint finishes are also available for all trims.
Difference between 3008 Allure and 3008 GT
Now if you’re keen to make the step up to the mid-level 3008 GT variant, you’ll be blessed with several more features that give it that little added edge. If you’re a fan of diesel engines you’re in luck, as you can choose a 130kW 2.0L turbo diesel engine with 8 speed auto to go with the GT, offering more oomph and an excellent boost to fuel economy. The petrol version uses the same engine as the one found in the Allure.
The Peugeot 3008 GT has full LED headlights and foglights, frameless rear-view mirror, and aluminium pedals.
The fabric cloth trim of the standard Allure model is also upgraded to Alcantara upholstery with leather effect (with the option to upgrade again to Full Grain Nappa Leather). This is applied on the seat trim as well as the dash and door panels in the GT, giving you some extra sophistication in the interior design.
Difference between 3008 GT and 3008 GT Sport
Taking another jump up from the 3008 GT variant, you have the top of the line 3008 GT Sport model, offering a more sporty and high-end experience with a price point to match.
In addition to the standard base features and that of the GT, the GT Sport is driven by a more powerful 133kW 1.6L turbo petrol engine with an 8 speed auto transmission.
The GT Sport variant also has special 19-inch black diamond cut alloy wheels as part of the included Black Pack themed design, providing a sleeker and more athletic look. With features like the satin black front grille, special satin black badges, lettering, and roof rails, it boasts the most unique and impressive look of all the 3008 trims. An upgraded 10 speaker FOCAL premium Hi-Fi system is also installed, with striking sound to match the striking exterior.
Being the ultimate in comfort of all the models, the GT has heated front seats and an electrically adjustable driver seat with a 2 position memory system. The 2 position memory is ideal if you’re sharing this car with a partner or family member as it makes the swap in transition smooth and simple. You also have full grain Nappa leather appointed seats and a massage function in the driver seat (previously only available as options for the GT trim), making your driving experience more comfortable and relaxing.
The panoramic opening glass roof remains an option, giving you the chance to bask in some of the nice sunshine and natural light.
If you’re wanting a high-quality driving experience, the new Peugeot 3008 Allure model gets you there. It’s appearance and impressive features makes it appealing to a wide array of drivers, and is at the most affordable price point.
The additional or upgraded features that the 3008 GT and GT Sport variants offer can make all the difference if you’re looking for a bit more oomph. Go with the highly efficient GT diesel variant or splash out for the fully decked out Peugeot 3008 GT Sport.
If you’re looking for a new vehicle, the friendly and knowledgeable team at Perth City Peugeot can help you find the perfect fit for you. Come down to our dealership or contact us to book a test drive of the Peugeot 3008 today.