The success of the PEUGEOT 3008 is also due in no small part to its impressively stylish and practical cabin design. In this Peugeot 3008 review, we take a closer look at all the elements that make this SUV such a wonderful car to drive in.
It’s all about the i-Cockpit
Peugeot’s signature i-Cockpit design definitely creates an enhanced driving experience. As soon as you sit down you find yourself surrounded by a wealth of technology all within easy access from the comfortable driver’s seat. The dashboard features and centre console controls are logically positioned out and easy to use. And steering the magnificent beast with your fingers wrapped around that full-grain leather-trimmed (multi-function) steering wheel is a different experience in and of itself.
Enter a 100% digital world. The centrepiece of the i-Cockpit is the 12.3-inch head-up digital instrument panel which can be customised with various display modes to suit the driver’s personal needs and preference, or usefully show sat-nav directions directly in front of you.
It has been designed with the driver in mind, with the small details that make the biggest difference. Take the position of the compact steering wheel, which is purposely low set to reduce arm fatigue, whilst its dimensions heighten the sense of agility in the bends.
Adding to the ‘cockpit’ design, the touchscreen and toggle switches have been angled towards the driver whilst the configurable 12.3” head-up digital instrument panel is positioned above the steering wheel to appear closer to the road, reducing the distance your eyes travel to view key information.
A central touch screen about the size of your average tablet is positioned on the dashboard and conveniently next to the digital instrument panel for easy driver access. The colour screen is high definition and is accompanied by a series of seven physical elegant piano keys – the “toggle switches” – and work in conjunction allowing direct and permanent access to the main comfort functions: radio, air conditioning, 3D connected navigation with voice command, vehicle settings, telephone, mobile applications and hazard warning lights.
Smartphones have become an integral part of your daily life, much like they have for the new PEUGEOT 3008. Information is integrated into the central screen thanks to MirrorScreen compatibility including using Apple CarPlay or Android Auto connection. Recharge your devices through the available USB ports on the centre console, or simply pop your phone on the wireless induction charging pad.
Attention to Detail
The plush, luxurious Peugeot 3008 interior makes it a pleasure to drive or simply just sit in. The meticulous attention to detail is obvious inside the signature Peugeot i-Cockpit. With a full-grain leather-trimmed steering wheel, glossy black trim, striking chrome detailing and soft-touch materials covering the door and dashboard, no detail has been overlooked. Design of the satin chrome toggle switches under the central touch screen was inspired by the world of aviation, providing a unique touch to the striking cockpit design. And with perfect weighting and damping, each switch is a work of art.
The material used on high-touch surfaces are of great quality and the wrap-around design, with metal accents, gives the cabin a stylish, upmarket feel.
With a selection from interior fabric to full Nappa leather seat trims and various finishes available for the Peugeot 3008, you can choose the final touches to create your own personalised ambience and add to the perceived level of quality and allure of the cabin.
Versatile and Spacious Storage
Storage options are right up there with the best of them too. The central armrest is basically a large air-conditioned cave, big enough to fit a packed lunch along with a few snacks while keeping them nice and cool too. Just in front of this sit two cup holders, and there’s a tray for your mobile or quick access items. The glovebox could be bigger, but the front door pockets are usefully large. In the rear, you’ll find an armrest with built-in cup holders, map pockets on the backs of the front seats, and more door bins.
Create your own in-car space with Peugeot 3008’s Magic Flat system that allows you to fold the rear seats in a 2/3-1/3 split. Handy quick-release levers just inside the boot opening make it too easy to fold the backrests down, and the seats lie completely flat once lowered.
Peugeot 3008 boot space is huge and generous, able to swallow a couple of prams or golf sets with ease. Picnic or camping gear for a family road trip shouldn’t pose a problem either. The wide opening, low load lip combined with a boot floor that can slide out makes it easy to load items into the back, especially useful if you’re carrying a large box or esky with both hands. Not to mention you won’t have to bend over too much either, which your back will thank you for.
There’s a lot to like about the interior design of the Peugeot 3008, with its classy surroundings, attention to detail in design and well laid out space management. Truly an SUV made for the modern family.