Peugeot 3008 gets diesel power for 2018
The Peugeot 3008 crossover SUV is now available with a diesel-powered engine. The new derivative will supplement the petrol-powered in Peugeot’s SUV line-up. The ‘Active’ and the ‘Allure’ models are now available with either a 1.6-litre petrol engine or a 2.0-litre diesel unit.
The new diesel engine is small and light, which means that performance and fuel efficiency receive a slight improvement. The 4-cylinder unit produces 110kW of power and 370Nm at 2000rpm, with power sent to the wheels through a 6-speed manual gearbox. An automatic engine is not available with the diesel engine.
The top speed of the crossover is capped at 201km/h, achieving a claimed combined consumption figure of 5.0-litres/100km. Carbon emissions are claimed at 136g/km. As with all the fuss going around with diesel-cars at the moment, Peugeot has got their bases covered thanks to a new diesel particulate filter that removes, according to Peugeot, 99.9% of the particulates emitted by their diesel engine. This will attempt to uphold Peugeot’s reputation of highly efficient diesel engines, with half of their global sales being cars with emissions of less than 140g/km.
The new engine will boost Peugeot’s local sales as diesel engines deliver a good balance of performance and efficiency. The new Stop/Start system will add to the efficiency of the Peugeot 3008.
The current Peugeot 3008 was highly acclaimed at the Car of the Year awards in 2017, with the event judge, Ian Robertson, commenting: “Peugeot has transformed the 3008 into a fully-fledged SUV and created a real winner in the process… its engines are refined and economical, while its suspension is ideally set up to smooth out British roads. It’s a winner in every respect and we are proud to declare it number one in this year’s Top 50 awards.”
Pricing is as follows:
Peugeot 3008 SUV Active 2.0 HDI R474 900.00
Peugeot 3008 SUV Allure 2.0 HDI R520 900.00