Text: Anton Andres / Photos: Peugeot | posted June 17, 2016 17:39
Peugeot crossover gets more powerful diesel
Peugeot adds a more sporting flavor to its recently revealed crossover, the second-generation 3008. Like most Peugeot models, the 3008 gains a GT version that adds different suspension tuning, a sportier look and a more powerful diesel engine.
The GT and GT-Line models broadens the range of 3008 models which include the Access, Active and Allure. While the GT brings the most powerful diesel engine available, the GT-Line gives the 3008 a more sporting appearance and is available with a range of gas and diesel powertrains. For its exterior, differences are minor between the standard models and the GT. Only badges, wider fender flares and unique 19-inch wheels serve as visual cues to the passerby. Also Standard in the GT is a two-tone roof in "Black Diamond" gloss paintwork and an exclusive to the GT is the "Coupe Franche" dual-color paint design.
Inside, the 3008 features Peugeot's signature i-Cockpit which puts the instrument cluster closer to the driver's peripheral vision. GT and GT-Line models gain fine copper double topstitching on the dashboard trim, door trim panels and central armrests. Meanwhile, the seats are trimmed in tri-material TEP on Alcantara with Nappa Mistral leather as an option. Genuine aged-oak trim on the dashboard and door panels is also standard on the GT and GT-Line models. Minor trim additions also adds to the GT and GT-Line's sporting characteristics. These include touches of satin steel chrome in the driver's compartment, stainless steel pedal unit, footrest and front door sills, floor mats with copper stitching, black roof trim and window uprights.
GT-Line models are available with Peugeot's standard range of engines that include the 1.2 THP gas engine, a hybrid option and diesels. GT models on the other hand only gets one engine option, the more powerful 2.0 liter turbodiesel mill. Exclusive to the GT, it produces 180 PS and is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. It also includes a stop-start system that shuts off the engine when stopped at traffic lights. Peugeot will also offer the 3008 range in two drivetrain options; Front wheel drive and all-wheel drive.