Peugeot only launched the 3008 lineup of crossover SUVs in 2016. Now, only a year later, the automaker is set to add two trims in the new lineup. The new models are the top-of-the-range 300 GT and a GT Line. The GT Line is a model which brides the gap between the standard 3008 models and the GT. This review focuses on the range topping 2017 Peugeot 3008 GT.
Peugeot has upgraded the model to up its game against premium compact crossover SUVs in the market. The model has been upgraded with exclusive exterior features, a more luxurious cabin and a befitting mill under its hood. Read along to find out more on the new GT trim:
2017 Peugeot 3008 GT Exterior
Like any other GT models, the 3008 GT comes with a number of exterior upgrades that make it look more elegant and sportier compared to its siblings. At the front, the 3008 GT features a revised bumper which is more prominent. The bumper combines with the model’s wider wheel arches to give the model a wider and more aggressive look. The grille has unique chrome trim while the headlights feature sequential scrolling LED signals.
On the sides, the GT features chrome mirror caps and revised aluminum roof rails. Unlike the standard models which feature 17-inch or 18-inch wheels, the 300GT rides on 19-inch, two-tone alloy wheels.
The rear features chrome exhaust tips. A “GT” badge is fitted on the trunk lid to announce its top dog status to whoever cares to look.
For some extra cash, you can opt for the Coupe Franche paint work to stand out from other models. This paint job features an asymmetrical 2-tone finish, where the rear fenders, C-pillars, tailgate and rear doors are painted black while the rest of the body is painted in a choice among three contrasting colors.
2017 Peugeot 3008 GT Interior
The cabin has also been revised to suit its top-of-the-range status. The automaker has taken the standard 3008 cabin and added an array of luxury features to make it more luxurious and comfortable. The revisions start with the dash where the automaker has added a genuine aged-oak trim. This oak trim extends to the upper door panels. The dash also features Aikinite copper double contrast stitching which is also used on the center armrest, door panels, floor mats, the steering wheel and the gear lever.
Gone are the standard seats in standard 3008 models which have been replaced with new sport seats. The seats are also luxuriously upholstered with a combination of Nappa Mistral leather and Brumeo cloth. Things get better for the driver where the new seat is offered with multipoint massage function, memory settings and power adjustment, an option for the standard models. A panoramic glass roof is also offered as standard. The roof comes with an electric interior blind as well as blue ambient lighting.
For extra convenience, the model comes with the new i-Cockpit which features a huge 12.3-inch touch-screen on the dash. A second 8.0-inch screen hosts the instrument cluster. The automaker has also hooked up the 30008 GT with a flat-bottomed sport steering wheel.
Connectivity is also well taken off with addition of the MirrorScreen which enables a Smartphone screen to be reproduced on the vehicle’s touch-screen to easily access apps. The system is compatible with Apple CarPlay and of course MirrorLink. The system is further supported by a remote voice recognition system which enables the driver to operate various tasks such as making calls, browsing music or sending texts without shifting his/her attention from the road.
The vehicle also features 3D navigation and induction charging for Smartphones. The navigation system features the Tom Tom which relays real-time weather updates, traffic information, near service stations, parking lots and events in the neighborhood.
Audiophiles are not left in the cold as the model comes with a 10-speaker premium Focal audio system along with mid-range woofers and TNF tweeters. The system features a 7.8-inch screen on the Power Flower subwoofer. With the additional 12-channel amplifier, the system churns out 515 watts for your ultimate indulgence.
Engine Specs and performance
To back its claim as the top dog of the lineup, the 2017 Peugeot 3008 GT is powered by the most potent engine available in the 3008 lineup. The engine is the turbodiesel 2.0 L, BlueHDi 180. The engine is capable of producing 177 horses (180 PS as the name suggest).
The engine is paired to Peugeot’s EAT6 six-speed automatic transmission system. Peugeot is yet to release details on its performance as well as fuel economy figures. However, the automaker has assured that the engine will have an excellent performance and return impressive fuel economy figures.
Price and release date
Peugeot has not disclosed the price of the new 2017 Peugeot 3008 GT or even the standard 3008 models. Currently, the base 3008 has a starting price of £20,045 ($28,360) which I expect to significantly rise with the new model to around $ 30,000. Going by this, I believe a starting price of around $ 40,000 is likely for the range-topping GT. All models including the standard 3008 models will go on sale starting this November (2016).