The Peugeot 3008 compact crossover SUV has been turning heads and winning awards since its launch in 2009. This can be put down to the French manufacturer’s tradition of striving to create reliable cars that offer its owners a blend of luxury, comfort and practicality, without having to break the bank.
The luxury and comfort of the 3008 comes not only in the form of the use and mix of high quality materials on its seats and throughout the dash and cabin, but also the abundance of practical and functional tech to help enhance the in-car experience for all its occupants.
Sitting down in the Peugeot 3008 driver’s seat you are surrounded by the unique and sophisticated i-Cockpit. Every detail of the new i-Cockpit has been designed meticulously, from the full-grain leather trimmed steering wheel with detailed stitching, to the soft touch materials that adorn the door cards and dashboard facia. The gear lever trim also features full grain leather and chrome detailing.
Access and explore a functional digital world with a large 12.3-inch head-up fully digital instrument panel which can be customised to provide a variety of display modes to suit the driver’s personal needs. The 8.0-inch capacitive colour touchscreen housing the feature-packed infotainment unit is complemented by satin chrome toggle switches inspired by the world of aviation. These “piano keys” provide a unique touch to the striking cockpit design, and with perfect weighting and damping, each switch is a work of art.
Key features of the infotainment unit include seamless smartphone connectivity, wireless charging, reversing camera, and in-built 3D navigation (that can also be viewed on the head-up digital display).
Change the ambience to fit your mood, with the amazing Peugeot i-Cockpit Amplify, where you get to choose which refreshing delicate fragrance to waft throughout the whole cabin, as well as varying the ambient lighting and screen colour.
Driver comfort is taken up a notch with the massage seat function that offers five different massage styles and three power settings.
There is very practical use of space in the Peugeot 3008. There is decent headroom and generous legroom for all passengers. Legroom in the rear is further helped by a flat floor, removing the hump that the middle seat passenger usually has to put up with.
Numerous storage spaces are situated throughout the cabin, from map pockets to long door bins with separate drink bottle holders. Opening up the central armrest reveals a huge storage bin that’s also air-conditioned to boot. 12-volt sockets are conveniently located at the dashboard, rear cabin and boot for easy access wherever you need it.
Boot capacity is large, functional and flexible with Peugeot’s 60-40 split folding “Magic Flat” rear seat, a flat folding front passenger seat, and a height-adjustable boot floor. A low sill allows for easy loading and access to the boot. And hands-free opening and closing of the boot is useful for when your hands are full, requiring just a foot swipe under the rear bumper.
With all the attention to detail and thought put into its design, combined with a high quality build and materials, the Peugeot 3008 certainly does represent an excellent value proposition.