Peugeot upgrades 3008 crossover

* New engine and extra equipment * Sport and Exclusive models gain Bluetooth * New HDi 112 engine brings lower CO2 emissions...

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What Car? Staff
21 October 2010

Peugeot has upgraded its award-winning 3008 crossover, adding extra standard equipment and introducing a new Euro V-compliant diesel engine.

Sport versions of the What Car? Car of the Year gain Peugeot Connect USB (allowing an MP3-player to be connected to the car), as well as Bluetooth, a flat-folding front passenger seat, and automatic headlamps and wipers.

Exclusive models also get these items, but also add electric folding mirrors, an electro-chrome interior mirror and exterior courtesy lights.

Prices for Sport models now start a 17,895, while the cheapest Exclusive model is 19,295 both have the 1.6 VTi 120 engine and represent a 200 rise compared with the previous models.

New engine
At the same time, Peugeot has also introduced a new HDi 112 engine that meets Euro V emissions regulations. Available with Active, Sport and Exclusive trims, it replaces the old Euro IV-compliant engine, bringing improved economy and a reduction in CO2 emissions.
Paired with a manual gearbox, it emits 135g/km, while it puts out 129g/km when mated to Peugeots semi-automatic EGC gearbox down from 140- and 135g/km, respectively, with old engine.

The revised models are on sale now.