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# Peugeot 3008
New Peugeot 3008 on sale in Ireland at a very competitive price
Also, it’s now an SUV.

THE NEW PEUGEOT 3008 has been repositioned as an upmarket five-seat SUV and looks set to rival the Volkswagen Tiguan, SEAT Ateca and Hyundai Tucson with its competitive entry price and healthy amount of standard kit.

You can get into an entry-level Access model powered by a 1.2-litre 130hp turbocharged PureTech petrol engine for €25,995 plus delivery related charges. As a comparison, the entry-level 125hp 1.4-litre petrol Volkswagen Tiguan is €29,085, the 130hp 1.6-litre petrol Hyundai Tucson is €26,245 and the entry-level 115hp 1.0-litre petrol SEAT Ateac is €25,120.

The new 3008 has a striking and bold design, which is a long way from the dumpy styling of its predecessor. It is well proportioned, has a horizontally ribbed bonnet, with a feline looking grille with chrome wing inserts, and at the rear there is a gloss black panel incorporating LED Peugeot signature ‘Claw Effect’ lights with daylight function.

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The real improvements over the previous model are obvious once you sit in the cabin designed around the award-winning iCockpit concept, which places key instrumentation in the driver’s eyeline for a safer and more engaging driving experience.

The 3008 iCockpit includes an all-new infotainment system on an 8-inch touch screen. Should you prefer switches, there is also a very eye-catching and elegant looking bank of piano-key toggles that give direct access to the radio, climate control, navigation, phone, apps and vehicle settings.

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Further enhancing the cabin are other niceties including a central front armrest with illuminated chiller compartment, electric front and rear windows and a rear centre console ventilation system.

All models come with Bluetooth connectivity as standard as well as an impressive amount of safety features. Also as standard are three ISOFIX child seat fittings on the front passenger seat and outer rear seats.

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Boot capacity of the new 3008 is a generous 520 litres, which can expand to 1,580 litres with the rear seats folded.

The Peugeot 3008 comes in five trim levels – Access, Active, Allure, GT Line and GT – and a choice of two petrol engines and four diesel engines. There is a 1.2-litre PureTech 130hp turbo petrol engine, with CO2 emissions of 117g/km available with a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission. The other petrol option is a 1.6-litre THP 165hp mated to a six-speed automatic gearbox with emissions from 129g/km.

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The diesels are a 100hp 1.6-litre BlueHDI unit mated to a six-speed manual gearbox with CO2 emission of 103g/km. There is a 120hp 1.6-litre BlueHDi version available with a choice of a six-speed manual (104g/CO2) or six-speed EAT6 automatic gearbox (108g/CO2). There is a 2.0-litre BlueHDi 150hp version, which is matched to a six-speed manual gearbox with 114g/km. There is also a 180hp 2.0-litre BlueHDi unit available with the six-speed automatic gearbox but this is only available on the range-topping GT models.

The 3008 isn’t offered with four-wheel drive but it does have the option of Peugeot’s clever electronic Advanced Grip Control, which comes with all-weather tyres.

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The Peugeot 3008 is available to order now, but demand is so high that Irish customers may not get their hands on one until the 172 registration period.

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