The name Peugeot needs little or no introduction, as that name has stood for quality and ruggedness over the years. That is because Peugeot vehicles have served different Nigerian generations. But this is a story for another day.
Today, there is a new beginning, as the assembler of Peugeot vehicles in Nigeria has unveiled a new vehicle, the Peugeot 3008, which is a Cross Over and a utility vehicle.
At an impressive event held at the Land Mark event Centre in Lagos, the company’s top executives were on hand to unveil the new bride to the toast of auto enthusiasts.
The all new Peugeot 3008 SUV has seen a significant upgrade on the design front, compared to its predecessor. Comparatively, the first generation sported a half-and-half look between an SUV and a multi-purpose vehicle. This generation, however, now looks like a proper crossover.
Improvements don’t just stop at exterior styling, though. Inside, the 3008’s high-tech cabin looks like something straight out of ‘Star Trek’, thanks in part to Peugeot’s i-Cockpit.
Its sleek exterior, futuristic cabin and several unorthodox features take it on a journey to explore unchartered territories of the Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) segment.
Combining style, athleticism, and efficiency, the Peugeot 3008 SUV fits the exacting needs of the premium segment in the country, providing the best of all worlds to both drivers and passengers alike.
Apart from its distinctive style, it represents the brand’s move towards improving efficiency while delivering an even greater power output compared to previous models,” Boyi said. “This explains Peugeot’s decision to match the 3008 SUV with a 1.6-liter turbocharged petrol engine.
Turbo-charging has the PSA France to create smaller engines which have better fuel consumption, more power, and significant reductions in weight, allowing for an uncompromising performance in every drive.
Regarded as a game-changer for Peugeot, the New 3008 SUV in particular boasts of groundbreaking technology and design never before seen in previous models.
Complementing the SUV’s high-powered, low displacement engine is a body that is 100kg lighter than its predecessor. Combining these elements produces an optimal power-to-weight ratio that puts the vehicle ahead of its competitors.
The vehicle is lighter, yet more agile and responsive than previous generation model. This further disproves the common notion that higher displaced engines are more suitable for SUVs,” he added.
Boasting of a sleek and ultra-modern exterior, the Peugeot 3008 SUV leaves an unmistakable impression on the senses as it displays character and strength. Its wide checkered grille highlights the athletic look of the vehicle, while its signature feline LED front headlamps, long bonnet, large wheels, and high ground clearance denote a confident SUV stance.
The distinct look is completed by a roof finishing that suggests an air of sophistication, as it appears to float through the aid of tasteful chrome highlights.
Inside, the driving experience is immediately amplified through Peugeot’s next generation iCockpit that has a 12.3-inch all-digital instrument panel. With its advanced ergonomics, modern display panel, and interactive touchscreen, drivers and passengers are immersed in a modern digital world.