Mike Stevens | Jun 28, 2010 | 8 Comments

The Peugeot 3008 compact SUV range has been launched in Australia, with sales officially set to begin on July 1. Three engines - two diesels and one petrol - and both automatic and manual transmissions will be offered, however the petrol-powered variant is strictly auto-only.


While based on the platform of the 308 hatchback, the 3008 shares little of its external styling.

Utilising a single-compartment SUV-like body shape, the 3008 features a split tailgate with plunging side windows, a forward-positioned front windscreen and wide flat-surfaced wheel arches over high-riding suspension.

At the front and rear of the 3008, rugged sports-style bumpers suggest an off-road look - although the 3008 is very much an on-road proposition.

The base XSE rides on 17-inch alloys as standard, with the range-topping XTE getting 18-inch alloys.


Also featured is what Peugeot calls a 'Multiflex Interior', designed to offer greater accessibility and versatility. The split tailgate allows the bottom flap to be used as a seat when required, or to help with loading bulkier items into the rear storage area.

The 'Three Position' boot floor can be compartmentalised thanks to a three-way movable floor with height adjustment. Storage capacity beneath the rear parcel shelf is 512 litres (and 1030mm wide), including an open storage area on the right-hand side and a closed compartment on the left.


Two trim levels are available in the 3008 range, the entry-level XSE and the higher spec XTE. All three engines are available in either grade.

The XSE has cruise control, dual-zone climate control, rear parking sensors, an electric parking brake, hill start assist, a trip computer, power windows, heated wing mirrors and an airconditioned centre console box as standard.

The base stereo system is a six-speaker AM/FM CD tuner with 3.5mm auxillary input, while the XTE gains a USB input for portable music players such as iPods.

Compared with the XSE, the XTE also gets a heads-up display, auto-dimming rear view mirrors, a panoramic glass roof and power folding wing mirrors as standard – all of which are optional on the XSE.

Bi-xenon headlamps are an option for the XTE, as are front parking sensors and an electric driver’s seat.

Standard safety equipment for both model grades includes six airbags (front, front side and curtain), stability control, traction control, ABS, EBD, three-point seatbelts on all seats and pretensioning front seatbelts.

The XTE gets the added bonus of a radar-based distance alert system, which helps to maintain a safe gap between the 3008 and the vehicle in front of it during highway cruising.


The 2010 Peugeot 3008 will be available with two diesel engines and one turbo-charged petrol engine.

Fitted with a diesel particulate filter, the 1.6 litre HDi FAP engine achieves fuel consumption figures of just 4.9 l/100km.

Diesel Engines

six-speed manual transmission
Output: 82kW Torque: 270Nm
Fuel consumption: 5.2l/100km (combined cycle)
CO2 Emissions: 135g/km
Euro V compliant

MCP electronically-control manual transmission
Output: 80kW Torque: 240Nm
Fuel consumption: 4.9l/100km (combined cycle)
CO2 emissions: 130g/km
Euro IV compliant
(Euro V in October 2010)

MCP electronically-control manual transmission
Output: 80kW Torque: 240Nm
Fuel consumption: 5.1l/100km (combined cycle)
CO2 emissions: 135g/km
Euro IV compliant
(Euro V in October 2010)

XSE 2.0L HDi
Six-speed Automatic
Output: 120kw Torque: 340Nm
Fuel consumption: 6.6l/100km (combined cycle)
CO2 Emissions: 173g/km
Euro V

XTE 2.0L HDi
Six-speed Automatic
Output: 120kW Torque: 340Nm
Fuel consumption: 6.7l/100km (combined cycle)
CO2 Emissions: 176g/km
Euro V

Petrol Engine

XSE 1.6L Turbo
Six-speed Automatic
Output: 115kW Torque: 240Nm
Fuel consumption: 7.7l/100km
CO2 Emissions: 178g/km
Euro V

XTE 1.6 Turbo
Six-speed Automatic
Output: 115kW Torque: 240Nm
Fuel consumption: 7.8l/100km (combined cycle)
CO2 emissions: 182g/km
Euro V

Suspension is managed up front by McPherson struts and a torsion-beam arrangement at the rear.

Also featured are multi-valve hydraulic shock absorbers, designed to endow the SUV-like 3008 with what Peugeot describes as "levels of road-holding and comfort previously unseen in this segment".

Peugeot's Grip Control system - intelligent traction control combined with 16-inch Mud and Snow tyres - works to manage the front wheels, maintaining control when the wheels have little grip.

The aim of the system is to optimise the traction of both front wheels by means of an improved traction control (developed and patented by Bosch), incorporated within the electronic control unit (ECU) of the ESP.


The 2010 Peugeot 3008 will launch in Australia in July.

  • 3008 XSE - 1.6 HDi EGC - $36,790
  • 3008 XSE - 1.6 Turbo Automatic - $35,990
  • 3008 XSE - 2.0 HDi Automatic - $39,490
  • 3008 XTE - 1.6 HDi EGC - $39,990
  • 3008 XTE - 1.6 Turbo Automatic - $39,490
  • 3008 XTE - 2.0 HDi Automatic - $42,990

Cost options include metallic paint ($800), pearlescent paint ($1000), premium Pearl White paint ($1300), leather ($2500) and headrest-mounted DVD screens ($1200).

On the XSE's options list, there's Bluetooth connectivity ($600), a heads-up display ($700), auto-dimming and folding wing mirrors ($300), and the panoramic "Cielo" glass roof ($1000). The XTE has front parking sensors and headlight washers($500), an electric driver's seat ($500), and bi-xenon headlights ($1500).

Note: prices are Recommended Vehicle Price and do not include dealer delivery or on-road costs.


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