Some may argue it should have been there from the start, but Peugeot has added an automatic option to its recently-launched 3008 range.
Peugeot adds auto to 3008 range
Offered on the 1.6 THP model with Premium spec, the six-speed automatic supplements the six-speed manual gearbox already offered on the 1.6 THP and 2.0 HDI models.
Peugeot notes that particular emphasis has been given to the auto’s shift speed and the accuracy of those shifts.
The carmaker also states that this gearbox has been designed to deliver good fuel consumption in everyday driving conditions with two modes for “regular” and more “sporty” activities. Fuel consumption is a claimed 7.7 l/100 km, while CO2 emissions are at 178 g/km.
The 3008’s 1.6l unit uses variable valve timing and turbocharging to produce 115 kW at 6 000 r/min and a peak torque figure of 240 Nm from 1 400 r/min. It has a top speed of 202 km/h.
Fitted to the Premium specification, the extensive range of convenience, comfort and safety features include front fog lamps, rear parking sensors, automatic activation for headlamps and windscreen wipers, follow-me-home lights, 17-inch alloys, cruise control with a speed limiter, and power windows all round.
Occupants can keep in touch by using the hands-free Bluetooth function, while entertainment needs are cared for with connections for iPods, MP3 players and USB devices.
The Peugeot 3008 Premium 1.6 THP Auto is already on sale for R295 000. The price includes a five-year/90 000 km service plan and a three-year/100 000 km warranty.