Last month, we were informed of the 2017 Peugeot 3008 being spotted in hidden from the public eye somewhere near the dealership. We were told to keep a tight lip until its official reveal and here it is.
Winner of European Car of The Year, the 2017 Peugeot 3008 features the brand’s latest i-Cockpit complete with an 8-inch touchscreen media system displaying navigation and other media. Piano inspired switches control climate control, media and the radio plus other parts of the vehicle.
Additional options include wireless phone charging, 3D navigation system, screen mirroring and many other top of the range safety features.
Outside, the French manufacturer has revamped the vehicle’s exterior to leave a lasting impression on anyone looking for a new crossover. Blacked out side pillar’s give the roof a “floating” appearance along with modern styling cues.
It’s worth mentioning the 2017 Peugeot 3008 underwent hot weather testing right here in the region to ensure it will prove a worthy rival of its competitors including the Volkswagen Tiguan, Mitsubishi ASX and Nissan X-Trail.
Powering the crossover is a 1.6-litre turbocharged four cylinder motor rated at 165 horsepower and 240 Nm of torque. A six-speed automatic transmission with Peugeot keeping a secret if it will be front-wheel as standard or all-wheel drive.
From the dealership, 2017 Peugeot 3008 come with five years manufacturers warranty instead of the usual three. Sales are set to commence in the coming months.
Just to prove how competent the vehicle is, they entered a few into the gruelling Dakar rally earlier this year and swept the podium.