The Peugeot 3008 GT Line: 7 Facts
We discovered a few fascinating facts about the 3008, notably the GT Line version, during our time with this crossover/SUV. Here, we give you some of our opinions on the model.
1. The crossover 3008 GT Line has a distinctive design.
Every feature of its design exudes French flare, from the notched headlamps (which BMW appears to have stolen for its newest 3 Series) to the eye-catching color, characteristic crease lines over the wheels, special C-pillars, and "claw"-shaped taillamps. No other SUV now for sale locally or, we wager, internationally has lines and detailing like its.
2. There is a ton of equipment there.
We'll just highlight a few items from the lengthy and remarkable list below. The GT Line version comes standard with a reversing camera, keyless entry and ignition, hands-free operation of the tailgate (just do the hokey pokey under the rear bumper), wireless phone charging, dual-zone climate control, heated front seats with a massage function on the driver's side, nappa leather upholstery, satellite navigation with speed warnings, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
3. The steering wheel's short diameter seems strange.
The 3008 GT Line is not a small vehicle; it is almost 4,5 meters long and over 2,0 meters wide, so Peugeot's choice to install a relatively diminutive and athletic steering wheel appears out of place. Because these tiny steering rims block the view of the instrument panel, Peugeot has come under fire. The company's partial answer involved changing the rev-direction counter's from clockwise to counterclockwise.
4. The digital instrument cluster can be changed, while we're on the subject.
The motorist can select from a variety of themes to fit their mood. Additionally, you have the choice to set the display to only reveal the information you want to see. You can see two possible color schemes for the cluster in the photographs (above), one of which has a brushed copper appearance to resemble the color of the test unit we had.
5. Its unconventional gear-lever feels and functions totally naturally.
Many businesses have attempted to alter or enhance the automatic shifter's design. The lever no longer connects mechanically to the transmission in the majority of current cars; instead, shift signals are sent electronically to the computer of the gearbox. Designers now have a little more creative freedom with this product. The 3008 GT Line is an effective new approach, unlike many other companies who have attempted and failed to do so. The unusually formed lever is aesthetically pleasant and doesn't require any extra mental effort to use.
6. Not much seems to be done by the sport button.
According to us, practically all SUVs shouldn't have a sport setting. These vehicles don't pretend to be athletic, thus adding subtle sporting cues is unnecessary. There was only a variation in the exhaust noise when the "sport" mode was used, and it wasn't particularly pleasant.
7. According to Peugeot, it boasts a large boot with 591 liters of capacity and a full-size spare tire.
Peugeot's 3008 GT Line comes with an alloy wheel fitted with a full-size spare tyre beneath the boot board in an era where many manufacturers offer run-flat tyres or mobility-kit solutions to deal with flat tyres.
We had a wonderful experience driving the Peugeot 3008 GT Line. It is a pleasant car that offers a unique alternative to the usual SUV choices (read: Hyundai Tucson, Toyota RAV4, Honda CRV, VW Tiguan, etc). It does have a long list of features, a remarkable appearance, a smooth ride, and a four-year/60 000 km service agreement.
0-100 km/h: 8,9 sec
Engine: 1,6-litre, turbocharged, inline four-cylinder
Fuel consumption: 7,0 L/100 km
Max power: 121 kW
Max torque: 240 Nm
Model: Peugeot 3008 GT Line
Top speed: 201 km/h
Transmission: six-speed automatic, FWD