Peugeot Adds Sporting Appeal To New 3008 With GT And GT-Line Models Photo:

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Kez Casey | Jun, 16 2016 | 3 Comments

Just weeks after the 2017 Peugeot 3008 made its debut in Paris, the French automaker has shown the additional models that will round out the 3008 range, including the brand’s first-ever GT SUV.

In the case of the 3008 GT, Peugeot has upped performance thanks to a 2.0 litre turbo diesel four-cylinder engine providing 133kW and 400Nm of torque, tied to a six-speed automatic.

Positioned as the flagship model of the 3008 range, the GT is Peugeot’s first foray into the performance SUV market. GT features include 19-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels, extended wheel arches, a more sporting front bumper, and full LED headlights.

Interior upgrades include a Nappa leather-trimmed steering wheel, copper double-stitched trim details, blue LED accent lighting, panoramic sunroof, powered driver’s seat with massage function, and powered tailgate with keyless entry and start.

Just below the GT model, the GT-Line sets out to deliver the same visual impact, but with more frugal performance, courtesy of engines shared with the regular 3008 range.

Overseas, GT-Line models include extra safety equipment including Driver Attention Alert, blind spot monitoring and lane keep assist, on top wireless smartphone charging, and 3D satellite navigation.

Both GT-Line and GT will also be offered with Peugeot’s striking Coupe Franche diagonal two-tone paint treatment.

The interior of the 3008 delivers Peugeot’s most adventurous design yet, furthering the existing i-Cockpit theme with a configurable 12.3-inch driver display and large centre touchscreen display, housed by a driver-centric wrap-around dashboard.

As well as the thoroughly-modern dash design, the 3008 will also include (in Europe at least) the option to add a specially designed electric scooter or electric bicycle, stored in the boot and charged via an integrated dock.

“The 3008 continues Peugeot’s product lead reinvention, underpinned by an overall desire to design, develop and engineer vehicles that are efficient, enjoyable to drive and great to look at,” said Kai Bruesewitz, general managing of Peugeot Australia

Set to arrive in Australia in 2017, Peugeot is currently establishing which of the 3008’s range will fit best, with Access, Active, Allure, GT-Line and GT all possible starters for local consumption.

As well as the GT’s range-topping diesel, a range of 1.2 litre and 1.6 litre petrol engines, plus 1.6 litre and 2.0 litre diesel engines are available across the regular 3008 range in Europe.

Full details of the 3008 range’s local pricing and specifications will be revealed closer to launch, and TMR will keep you up to date.

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