Peugeot 3008 GT

Peugeot has given its 3008 and 5008 SUVs pair revised styling, more technology and additional safety features.

Best news of all is the Peugeot 3008 has a new variant, the GT Sport featuring a Black Pack. It has blacked-out trim and exclusive black 19-inch ‘Washington’ diamond-cut alloy wheels with a Black Mist finish.

Peugeot 3008 SUV GT Sport has Nappa leather upholstery, heated front seats and eight-way electronic adjustment and massage function for the driver. There’s a state-of-the-art 10-speaker, 550-Watt Focal audio system.

Both facelifted Peugeot 3008 and 5008 now have a new frameless radiator grille with gloss black side scoops and a painted tread-plate integrated with the new bumper design.

The headlights, which have been redesigned. The daytime running lights and blinkers have the added lighting power of LED technology.

Peugeot 5008 GT

Peugeot 3008 SUV GT and GT Sport now have the company’s ‘Fog Mode’ function. This replaces conventional foglights by integrating with the LED headlights to operate the low-beam lamps at a reduced intensity whenever the rear fog lights are activated.

At the rear of both the 3008 and 5008, Peugeot’s trademark ‘three-claw’ tail have also been updated to full LED technology. Sequential give a stronger message to following drivers.

Inside is Peugeot’s next-generation digital i-Cockpit technology with an improved 12.3-inch digital head-up instrument panel that produces a higher contrast.

The latest-generation Automatic Emergency Braking system now has the additional capability of low light pedestrian and cyclist detection.

Full connectivity is provided by Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorScreen standard. All models are now fitted with two rear passenger-accessible USB sockets.

Peugeot 3008 GT

Upgraded MY21 3008 adds new exterior colour choices with Celebes Blue and Vertigo Blue joining Artense Grey, Platinum Grey, Perla Nera Black, Pearl White and Ultimate Red on the colour palette. Vertigo Blue, Pearl White and Ultimate Red are premium three-layer paint options with an additional tinted translucent topcoat for added brilliance.

The Peugeot 5008 SUV’s exterior colour range is Sunset Copper, Celebes Blue, Artense Grey, Platinum Grey, Perla Nera Black, Pearl White and Ultimate Red.

Peugeot Australia chief, Kate Gillis, said these latest upgrades for 3008 SUV and 5008 SUV only serve to increase their already-strong appeal.

“Both the 3008 SUV and 5008 SUV have been popular from the day they were launched, and these upgrades bring a strong, refreshed look and feel to them both while maintaining their French flair and charm,” Ms Gillis said.

“The 3008 SUV and 5008 SUV are perfect for families of all sizes and needs and their bold design signatures only serve to move the brand forward into the future. It’s a very exciting time for Peugeot in Australia,” she added.

We will road test the latest Peugeot 3008 and 5008 SUVs and bring our opinions to you afterwards.

3008 Allure: $44,990
3008 GT petrol: $47,990
3008 GT diesel: $50,990
3008 GT Sport: $54,990
5008: GT petrol: $51,990
5008 GT diesel: $59,990
Note: These prices do not include government or dealer delivery charges. Contact your local Peugeot dealer for drive-away prices.

About Ewan Kennedy

Ewan Kennedy, a long-time car enthusiast, was Technical Research Librarian with the NRMA from 1970 until 1985. He worked part-time as a freelance motoring journalist from 1977 until 1985, when he took a full-time position as Technical Editor with Modern Motor magazine. Late in 1987 he left to set up a full-time business as a freelance motoring journalist. Ewan is an associate member of the Society of Automotive Engineers - International. An economy driving expert, he set the Guinness World Record for the greatest distance travelled in a standard road vehicle on a single fuel fill. He lists his hobbies as stage acting, travelling, boating and reading.
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