Jan 31 2010 Malcolm Robertshaw
Award-winning 3008 tops Peugeot celebrations
WITH the new year only a matter of a few weeks old, Peugeot is already celebrating its 200th anniversary year in style, having dominated the highly prestigious What Car? magazine Car of the Year awards.
This stunning start to 2010 found the French car maker picking up a brace of category awards, the 3008 topping the Crossover category and the 5008 being voted MPV of the Year while the 3008 also hit the big one being voted What Car? magazine Car of the Year 2010.
For the March 1 new registration date, both these innovative Peugeot models will be shining bright alongside the French firm's many well established models.
First up, the 3008, is a compact, yet spacious Crossover vehicle. A handsome looker designed to target the likes of the Ford S-MAX and the Nissan Qashqai, it comes well kitted out. The high command driving position is a safe and comforting place to be, for lady drivers in particular, while Peugeot's Grip Control system for all-terrain driving is well able to control things at tyre level should the weather turn wintry.
A panoramic roof adds to the huge area of glass covering a high quality, spacious interior. Petrol engine options include Peugeot's 1.6 120bhp DTI and 1.6 156bhp and, while diesel power comes courtesy of a 1.6 HDI 110bhp, 2.0 HDI 150bhp and 2.0 auto 163bhp pricing opens up at £16,595.
The same engine line up is available to power the Peugeot 5008 MPV. Coming with some clever qualities, including flexible seating, sleek styling and some good driving enjoyment, this versatile seven-seater offers the perfect combination of generous seating and a huge load carrying capacity, all from £16,980 on the road.
Also joining in the showroom festivities will be the popular 207 Verve supermini now available with three new colour schemes and two new engines options, 1.4 VTI 95bhp petrol and 1.6 HDI 90bhp diesel, joining the current line-up which weighs in from a starting price of £12,330.
With spring, hopefully, just around the corner, the Peugeot 308 CC gets new HDI diesel power under the bonnet.
This 1.6 litre HDI FAP 112bhp Euro5 diesel will power this handsome looking coupe cabriolet which will be available in Sport and SE trim levels. Not short on composure, it delivers an enjoyable drive and, while capable of more than 50mpg on average, the Peugeot 308 CC weighs in from £21,095.