In a galaxy not too far away a battle rages.
The once mighty hatchback in a life and death struggle for supremacy with the new order, the SUV.
At the forefront of that battle is the Peugeot 3008, a sports utility vehicle so advanced it can be experienced in virtual reality or better still on the road itself.
Peugeot 3008 Video Road Test#Peugeot3008
Posted by Ian Lamming on Friday, 6 October 2017
Welcome to the future…
This is no ordinary SUV it’s the Peugeot 3008. And this is no ordinary interior, it’s the iCockpit, an advanced control centre that would happily grace the inside of your average sci-fi X-wing.
After years of rule by the ubiquitous hatchback, SUVs have just have won the battle and the 3008 is definitely at the head of the invading flotilla.
Its bold new looks are a slap in the face to what is now being achieved in the automotive industry.
Its striking design is not only innovative, it is intuitive.
Just look at the dashboard graphics, they interchange, twirl and sweep around the dash passing on a host of crucial information.
Then there are the delightful piano key switches, the fighter plane joystick gearshift. It’s as 21century as it comes.
Specification and technology abound. Take a deep breath…here goes…3008 comes with Automatic Emergency Braking System, adaptive driver and front passenger airbags, driver and front passenger side, front and rear curtain airbags, Dynamic Stability Control and Electronic Anti-skid System, driver attention alert system, programmable cruise control and speed limiter, and speed limit recognition and recommendation. Wheeze, wheeze.
But the 3008 is also a great vehicle to pilot with excellent performance and a high level of dynamism, made better still by the smallest, sportiest steering wheel ever and a sport setting button on the central transmission tunnel.
The 1.6 litre diesel is smooth and powerful yet only sips at the precious fuel.
This is the future but it is happening now.
Peugeot 3008 1.6 GT
Engine: 1.6 turbo diesel
0-62mph 11.6 secs
Top speed: 115mph
Combined MPG: 64.2
CO2 g/km: 114