New Peugeot 3008 1.6 THP spotted

By JAY WONG | 17 August 2017

SHAH ALAM: The new second generation Peugeot 3008 sport utility vehicle (SUV) will soon have its official launch in Malaysia, but we've managed to catch this fully-imported from France SUV before that happens.

Voted European Car of The Year (2017), the 3008 is available in two variants - the entry-level ACTIVE and range-topping ALLURE, which will be priced on-the-road with GST without insurance at RM142,888 and RM155,888 respectively.

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Both variants will be covered by a recently introduced five-year warranty (three-year manufacturer's and contract of two additional years by the manufacturer) or 120,000km, whichever comes first and as usual, all new Peugeot owners are treated to a three-year complimentary 24-hour Peugeot Roadside Assistance service, exclusive access to the Peugeot Lounge at Subang Airport and Peugeot Privilege membership.

For colour options, there's no official word just yet, but if Ultimate Red or Pearl White has been opted, then that's going to up the final price by an additional RM1,590 (including GST).

First drive of Peugeot 3008 SUV in Italy
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Both vehicles will be sporting a familiar 1.6-litre (1,598cc) Turbo-High-Pressure (THP) engine under the hood with 165PS at 5,500rpm and 240Nm of torque from 1,400 to 5,000rpm for the six-speed automatic gearbox to manage before the twist reaches the front wheels.

In terms of standard fitment, the entry-level ACTIVE gets automatic halogen headlights with LED daytime running lights, rear LED "Claw Effect" lights, automatic wipers "Follow Me Home" function and 18-inch Los Angeles wheels with 225/55 series tyres.

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Inside, there's the new next-generation Peugeot i-Cockpit layout with a 12.3-inch digital head-up cluster display (not to be mistaken for a heads-up display), 8.0-inch multi-function stand-alone colour touchscreen, automatic dual-zone climate controls, with second row air diffuser, flat-top and bottom leather-wrapped multi-function steering wheel with paddle shifters, automatic electric parking brake, programmable cruise control with speed-limiter and Mistral MECO fabric seats.

There's also five driving modes of Normal, Mud, Sand, Snow and Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) Off from the advance grip control rondel, as well as Hill Assist Descent Control, six airbags, anti-lock braking system, electronic brakeforce distribution, electronic brake assist, dynamic stability control, anti-skid regulation and electronic stability control with hill assist.


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The range-topping ALLURE model, differentiates itself with a slightly different grille, modified bumper to fit its uniquely-shaped automatic full-LED headlights with LED sequential scrolling indicators and also sports external chrome accents found at the bottom front end and sides of the SUV as well as black leather upholstery and an eight-way powered driver's seat with three memory slots. Other than the items mentioned, everything else is pretty much status-quo.

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Stay tuned for the official launch!

Peugeot 3008 ACTIVE 1.6 THP

Peugeot 3008 ALLURE 1.6 THP