Peugeot 3008 Series 2 why is it becoming a popular choice?
Peugeot has addressed what was not right with the series 1 3008 and, improved what was right. The series 2 now sits on the latest PSA platform, so it’s light, strong and has a longer wheelbase before for better proportions. Peugeot appears to have taken on board that the new one had to look like a proper crossover SUV, despite being available [for now] FWD-only. Peugeot also has a massive commitment to a high-quality high-tech trough out the 3008snew interior.
The most popular consumer choice will be the 1.6 diesel manual, low on CO2 and perfectly class-competitive, the top engine is a 2.0-litre diesel There is a pair of petrol-fueled engines, a decently lively if dull-sounding 1.6, and a 130bhp three-cylinder 1.2 petrol. Don’t write off the small power unit, which is lighter than the diesels, it’s quieter, livelier to rev and sweet, if not at all fast.
On the road the steering’s is nicely set-up, the whole thing feeling willing without any pretence of sportiness. The damping keeps things under control without clenching the body uncomfortably. Cruising will matter more to family buyers, and and it tracks straight, even if the small steering wheel might have fooled you into expecting twitchiness. Off-road it’s FWD only, but helped by soft springs and decent ground clearance.
Well-shaped seats cater for the front occupants. Space isn’t so great in the rear – the optional glass roof reduces headspace, and unless the people in the front raise their seat height you can’t get your feet in under.
The latest model features a transformed dash and control layout, The materials tasteful and the whole environment is well thought out and has a quality feel, the shapes of the dash and console have been "designed" but not eccentrically. It houses two configurable screens, one for the driver’s instruments and the other for nav and entertainment. Their operation is smooth and logical, and their graphics clean. All versions have phone mirroring.