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Peugeot 3008 - First Look 2017

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This new mid-size SUV with its bold new style has eye-catching looks, and a lot more.

The 3008 comes with Peugeots’s proven PureTech petrol and Blue HDi diesel engines – with the potential for fuel economy of around 70mpg when combined with the company’s AT6 automatic gearbox.

GT Line and GT models represent the top of the range with wider wheelarches, 19-inch alloy wheels, aluminium roof bars and twin exhausts. GT Line models have sports front seats trimmed in a mix of cloth and leather effect materials while GT models get electrically adjustable, heated and even have a massage function.

It’s now one of the most stylish you can find in the class. Leather, metal and unusual forms focused around two large screens make for a dashboard that is far more interesting. It has a huge boot (complete with standard, electrically operated tailgate), and pretty good space in the rear seats. The new 3008 is 8cm longer than the old model and can easily accommodate four six-footers as a result.

The driver is treated to a 12.3-inch display that replaces traditional dials – it’s similar to Audi’s Virtual Cockpit. Just like the German system, you can choose what information takes centre stage, with the most useful feature being the sat-nav directions neatly displayed in your field of view.

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With the seats up, the capacity is 520 litres, which easily beats the bestselling Qashqai’s 430 litres. Flip the seats flat to the floor using the boot-mounted levers and the capacity increases to a very usable 1,580 litres. Practicality is helped by the square shape of the load area.

Highly recommended from us - it looks stylish, yet tough; it’s practical, yet full of technology:

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