It has been only a few weeks as soon as Nasim Sdn Bhd, the official distributor of Peugeot throughout Malaysia launched the all-newPeugeot 3008 SUV. Created with the latest contemporary design and state of the art driving technologies, the latest Peugeot 3008 is said to offer among the finest driving experiences amongst many of the SUV options available in the country.
Those who’re interested in the Peugeot 3008 should also please note that it has been awarded with Europe’sCar of year. That particular label is not just presented to any new car that will rolls off the factory floor coverings, ladies and gentlemen. Members of this media got the opportunity to experience the latest SUV offering through Peugeot first hand as they have arranged a very special road trip to be able to Taiping, Perak shortly after the launch.
Looking at the design before we move off towards North, we’re not able to help but stare with awe at how exceptional the latest 3008 looks. With modern together with sleek lines closely resembling the Range Rover Evoque, there’s something about the 3008 that pulls our souls closer as well as closer to the car.
That feeling has been confirmed as our sight view slowly moved to the rear. This all-round Advanced Full LED Technologies headlights are complimented with all the stunning sequential Scrolling Indicator situated in the new opalescent taillights with 3D ‘claw marks’ structure.
As we placed ourselves into the cabin, we were welcomed with nothing but premium look and feel. Displaying the latest Peugeot i-Cockpit, the 3008 has been taken with the adjustable 12.3-inch A digital Head-up Cluster Display which has been put slightly above the compact rim integrated with all the necessary adjustments plus paddle shifters.
The attention given to designing the entire dash blew us apart as we took our time to absorb everything and for this specific motoring journalist, the keyboard key toggle switches which houses most of the 3008’s cabin controls had been the cherry on top.
It was a innovative experience watching the tachometer dial moving counter clockwise as you rev your engine but after a few mls on the road, we got used to that quite quickly. We also professional a sleek yet minimalistic interior adventure especially with it has the chic gear stick shifter and then the five-mode drive selection which allows for superior and advanced grip control similar to four-wheel-drive vehicles.
Despite the particular sleek interior, there were a number of issues concerning the finish just like some panel gaps plus loose parts but the general package was quite respectable. On the upside, the log home also offers superb levels of comfort and noise suppression through the wind and tyres sometimes at high speeds. The other row air-conditioning vents however are placed quite low in the middle so if you will find a full-sized adult sitting in the middle, they will get a pair of cold joints whereas the ones sitting because of the doors won’t be able to enjoy that will cool and crisp atmosphere provided by the car’s leading-edge climate control system.
As we begin studying the 3008’s main firepower which comes such as a 1.6-litre THP (Turbo High Pressure) petrol-powered motor, this baby churns out about 165hp and 240Nm of torque. All that power is transferred into the wheels via a six-speed auto transmission with Tiptronic manual range plus ‘Sport’ mode which Peugeot promises can take the premium SUV up to 211km/h.
Although we couldn’t test that out on public roadways, we were confident that it can really hit that speed devoid of issues. We also have to note that this ride was quite confident with a slight firmness (when Sports activity mode is engaged) through which we think is there to provide a little extra confidence while driving particularly at highway speeds.
The overall acceleration and top quickness sensations were impressive even as tested the 3008 on streets and trunk roads. Getting the ‘Sport’ mode firms upward overall feel and also helped with maintaining a slightly higher revolutions per minute for some extra mechanical hold when going through corners. Great, indeed.
The brakes are very responsive at the slightest effect which shows the level of detail Peugeot went through in developing the 3008. It took some time to get accustomed to how sensitive the braking system were but we know Peugeot offers emphasised greatly regarding security as well as how to car need to respond.
Being able to sit 5 full-sized adults comfortably, the 3008 in addition comes with some USB as well as Bluetooth connectivity, Apple Carplay and also Android Auto for connecting smart phones, auto electric parking braking mechanism, automatic dual zone air-conditioning, 6-speaker speakers with 3D Arkamys sound workplace set ups system, premium luxury leather-based seats, driver seat lumbar and height adjustment and flexible 8-way electric driver seat with memory settings. Now that’s luxury.
Our favourite feature needs to be the centre console storage space with cooling capabilities. You may basically store your beverages and chocolates without having to be worried about them melting everywhere during your the road. The 3008 also offers a respected 590 litres worth of boot space or room. Fold the rear seats toned and presto chango, you’re awarded with a whopping 1,670 litres connected with storage.
There are two variants designed for the newPeugeot 3008; the Active plus Allure options. The Effective variant is priced at RM142,888 while the top-of-the-range Charisma is available at RM155,888 (OTR prices without being insured). Each new 3008 comes with a five-year company’s warranty with unlimited mileage. Nasim Sdn Bhd has taken the Peugeot after-sales services to the next level by providing owners with Peugeot Assistance service and complimentary access to the lounge at Sky Park Subang before their flight.
Some of yourself might feel that you’ll be forking out quite a huge sum for any car of this calibre yet trust us when we say this; you’ll get more than you will pay for if you opt for the brand-new 3008. No wonder it’s Europe’sCar of the Year.