Peugeot 3008 GT Line

by Stephen de Vries 5,668 views0

I’ve been a huge fan of the 3008’s styling for a while now. The front is quite aggressive and when matched with a good color scheme, there is no denying that it’s a great looking vehicle,  that comes loaded with a bunch of spec.

The styling is really unique. There are few cars like it on the road and there is nothing dull about how this 3008 appears. From the aggressive front to the claw like taillights, everything here, screams hey! I’m a Frenchie!

The interior is a very nice place to be. The upmarket materials and design cues will leave you in awe when you get into the cabin. The seats, which are heated and features a driver electric with massage option is pretty impressive because the massage option is only usually found on much more expensive vehicles. The attention to detail is simply astounding and with my favorite being the centre control switches which also perform shortcut functions on the infotainment system. Some might argue that its complicated to navigate, but really after a few minutes you know where everything is. 

The dash features Peugeots I-cockpit setup where you can customise your outlay between a few different variants, from a navigation map, to general dials and something way more minimal, like just the speed for instance.  One thing to note while driving is how quiet the NVH noise is. There is minimal road, engine or wind noise. This is a very quiet car.  

The 3008 GT line is powered by a 121kw 1.6 Turbo mated to a 6 speed automatic and at times can feel a little underpowered. It does duty just fine as a daily driver and loves the city. When venturing out into the country you need to remember that gravel roads aren’t really suited to 19” wheels, but it handled it without any hiccups. Our overall consumption ended up just over 8l/100km which is impressive for any turbo petrol in this segment.

On the safety front, there were an array of devices doing its utmost best  to keep my wheels on the black stuff. Things like 6 airbags, ABS with EBD, ESP, Lane departure warning, Collision warning, Adaptive cruise control with speed limiter and blind spot warnings were all fitted to this test vehicle. This is a very safety active car that really does it best to keep you informed.

The Peugeot 3008 Gt Line is a brilliant car in very competitive segment that has a lot of brands fighting to be the number 1. As an overall package, the only thing I really can fault it on is the way the engine delivers its power and I feel that a diesel (which has just been introduced) might be a better choice as a daily.

For more info and up to date pricing, please check out Peugeot.co.za

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