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Friday, 17 June 2016
The All-New Peugeot 3008, the capable car now has the looks to make it a true world beater.
New GT crowns the PEUGEOT 3008 SUV range
GT Line and GT versions popular with customers and available on most PEUGEOT cars
The distinctive ‘Coupe Franche’ look can be specified on both GT and GT Line trim levels
A few weeks after its debut, the new PEUGEOT 3008 SUV is unveiled in its most dynamic and exclusive version - the GT. A truly modern expression of driving pleasure, aimed at individuals who are looking for a new driving experience, the GT version crowns the brand's new SUV range. Exclusively equipped with the 2.0-litre BlueHDi 180 S&S (Stop&Start) EAT6 (Efficient Automatic Transmission with 6-speed transmission) providing a high level of performance.
To complement the GT, a ‘GT Line’ trim-level is offered on alternative engine versions, with a ‘sporty’ and ‘top-of-the-range’ appearance. The new PEUGEOT 3008 SUV, GT Line and GT versions, are a key part of the Brand's move up-market and will be available to order from November 2016, with UK deliveries commencing from January 2017.
Both GT Line and GT trim levels can be specified with the distinctive ‘Coupe Franche’ paint option - a characteristic PEUGEOT visual signature.
Class-leading capability enhanced with the appeal of a comprehensive range
PEUGEOT has introduced the GT version of its new 3008 SUV in response to a growing demand for well-specified, top-spec vehicles with high equipment levels, great performance and efficiency, and desirable capabilities.
Following its debut the new PEUGEOT 3008 SUV was announced with a well-equipped and progressive two-model UK range. Consistent with the brand's strategy of moving up-market, it now boasts:
two mainstream trim-levels with high standard specification in Active and Allure models
‘GT Line’ - the best of all worlds, with outstanding engine efficiency and sports styling
'GT’ -the ultimate sports PEUGEOT 3008 SUV with great all-round capabilities
The GT model is positioned as the top-of-the-range 3008 SUV model, with its exclusive and resolutely dynamic proposition, while at the same time being perfectly usable on a day-to-day basis. Aimed at driving enthusiasts craving sophistication, the new PEUGEOT 3008 SUV GT offers to combine all the qualities of the range's new SUV with an assertive style, an impressive interior that includes the innovative new PEUGEOT i-Cockpit®, with configurable 12.3” digital instrument panel.
As part of the brand’s move upmarket, the PEUGEOT range continues to comprise of well specified vehicles. The new sports variants of new PEUGEOT 3008 SUV is no exception with GT Line versions including numerous standard features and safety equipment items:
A choice of BlueHDi diesel, multi award-winning PureTech and e-THP petrol engines
Full LED headlamps including sequential scrolling LED front indicators
Smartphone charging plate
3D satellite navigation including 3 year subscription to TomTom® Live updates
Safety Plus Pack comprises the ‘Active Blind Spot Detection’ (ABSD), ‘Lane Keeping Assistance’ (LKA), advanced ‘Driver Attention Alert’ system (DAA3) and PEUGEOT ‘Smartbeam Assistance’.
The GT letters are emblematic in the history of PEUGEOT cars and reference them as a special product of desire, identified with distinction and in recent times has greatly helped to drive the Brand upmarket, enhancing the status of the driver.
In addition to GT Line models, the GT version of the new PEUGEOT 3008 SUV features the following equipment as standard to make every journey a delightful experience:
A highly-efficient engine: the 2.0-litre BlueHDi 180 S&S, mated to the EAT6 (Efficient Automatic Transmission six-speed) gearbox - the most powerful version in the range, providing a more intense driving experience
A more sporty appearance, with integrated wheel arch protective extensions combined with 19” ‘Boston’ matt Haria two-tone finish diamond-cut alloy wheels
Sumptuous seating, trimmed in full grain Nappa Mistral leather with Aikinite copper double-stitch trim detail, driver seat multipoint massage function, electric adjustment and memory
Panoramic opening glass roof with electric interior blind and blue ambient lighting
ACC Stop (Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop function)
Smart electric tailgate (includes foot movement operation) with PEUGEOT Open and Go system
Inside: the innovative new digital PEUGEOT i-Cockpit®
The innovative new digital PEUGEOT i-Cockpit® - is a standard feature on all 3008 SUVs - with its spectacular, advanced dashboard. Active trim level, the on-board experience is enhanced by the rich interior and the modern, futuristic appearance of the driver's compartment. This is achieved through the configurable 12.3” digital instrument panel and 8.0” capacitive touch screen. The choice of materials and the precision of the adjustments make a significant contribution to the high-level of perceived quality in the passenger compartment. Sports versions of new PEUGEOT 3008 SUV feature further style enhancements.
The interior specifies fine Aikinite copper double-topstitching on the dashboard trim, door trim panels and the centre armrest. The copper theme continues on the steering wheel, floor mats, gear lever gaiter and also as the colour of the virtual dials on the configurable 12.3” digital instrument panel. GT Line models feature sports style seats trimmed in Mistral 'Imila' leather effect and ‘Brumeo’ cloth materials. ‘Brumeo’ fabric also adorns the door panels and fascia.
Once behind the wheel, a GT driver can benefit from the multi-point massage function, 8-way electric adjustment and 2-position memory function. Both front seats feature a heating function and extendable cushion nose adjustment for extra comfort on long journeys. To better appreciate the world outside on the journey, GT models also benefit from a panoramic opening glass roof with electric blind and blue ambient lighting.
The sensory journey continues on GT models with genuine aged-oak trim decorating the dashboard facia and door cards. The ‘Grey Oak’ trim fits both with the 3008 GT's high-end status, and is an environment inspired by modern, home design. Finally the driver will feel immediately attracted to the appearance of the compact steering wheel - which proudly sports the GT logo in chromed steel on the lower flat section - the rim of which is covered with full-grain leather, also with copper topstitching. This meticulous attention to detail throughout the innovative new PEUGEOT i-Cockpit® demonstrates the Brand's expertise in the area of well-being and prestige.
To enhance every journey with sports versions of new PEUGEOT 3008 SUV, the i-Cockpit® Amplify is a real amplifier of sensations. The PEUGEOT i-Cockpit® is standard equipment in all models of the new 3008 SUV creating heightened driving sensations. On GT Line and GT models, dynamic settings (with the Driver Sport function deployed) enhancing the intensity of lighting, screen displays, configuration of the acoustic environment, release of delicate fragrances, and the possibility to have access to a multi-point massage setting on the driver seat (GT only), combine for a multi-sensory, high quality experience.
Sporty and assertive exterior design
The exterior design of the new PEUGEOT 3008 SUV is clean, modern and identifiable, adopting all the traditional characteristics of the SUV and is expressive with a charming appearance.
Viewed from the front, an exclusive sporty grille is surrounded by a bi-aspect ‘Sanded Chrome’ (other versions are chrome), proudly framing the Brand's lion logo in the centre of a chequered chrome radiator grille.
The overall effect is rounded off by the exclusive bumper design, with more prominent features, combined with the full LED headlights that are more efficient and reduce driver eye fatigue. An elegant profile is highlighted by the line of the stainless steel rear quarter light and window trim finisher. Along with the stainless steel trim which runs along the roof to the rear spoiler, they frame the glazed surfaces with streamlined elegance. The proportions to give it a lower and more dynamic look than the majority of its competitors. GT Line models feature 18” ‘Detroit’ matt Haria alloy wheels to further enhance the sporting theme.
LED welcome lighting (located in the door mirror shells) proudly projects the Brand's lion logo onto the floor, a sign of the designers' care and attention to detail.
At the rear, in addition to the ‘GT Line’ or ‘GT’ badging on the tailgate, double chrome exhaust pipes are located either side of the bumper. These stylistic elements are perfectly integrated, giving an air of chic and elegant sportiness.
The ‘Coupe Franche’ dual colour paint design, a distinctive visual PEUGEOT signature, reserved for GT and GT Line versions can be specified for increased individuality. This takes the new PEUGEOT 3008 SUV into another world - that of the distinctive, identifiable and exceptional vehicles. Teamed with Nera Black paint at the rear, customers have the choice of three different paint colours.
In addition to GT Line models, GT versions feature widened wheel arches, 19" ‘Boston’ alloy wheels, slender streamlined aluminium roof bars, chrome door mirror shells and copper GT monogram badging on the front wings. For added convenience GT models feature a smart electric operated tailgate with a foot-movement operation system, allowing the tailgate to be operated while the operatives hands are full (with keys on the person).
Available at the same time as the commercial launch of the new PEUGEOT 3008 SUV, the GT and GT Line versions provide an attractive sporty look with an advanced driving experience.