Peugeot Philippines Mounts SUV Offensive with the 2008, 3008, and 5008

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November 28, 2017

Around a month ago, Peugeot Philippines rolled out the latest-generation 3008. Apparently, the European Car of the Year was only a primer to what the French carmaker had in store. Peugeot recently unveiled no less than three Sport Utility Vehicles (SUVs), the aforementioned 3008, the subcompact 2008, and the 7-seat 5008.

While all three SUVs come in different sizes, they all share the same athletic character that gives them a distinctive vibe. Fluid lines, sweeping headlights, and more than ample ground clearance make them more than capable to tackle both the urban jungle and the road less traveled.

Just like the exterior, the cabins of all three models feature the trademark second-generation iCockpit. This innovative piece of interior kit enhanced the driving experience by changing the ambience based on driving style and behavior. Apart from this, the large infotainment and instrument displays show pertinent vehicle and device connectivity data. It’s the perfect way to be informed and stay connected while on the move.

Speaking of vehicle movement, Peugeot’s SUV lineup is powered by a range of revolutionary engines. The 3008 is motivated by a 1.6-liter Turbo High Performance gasoline motor that puts out 165hp. The 2008, on the other hand, gets a new 1.2-liter three-cylinder PureTech mill that has 130hp.

What makes these motors special is that they give out high output yet still muster outstanding fuel economy. This claim is backed by how these engines performed during the Department of Energy’s Fuel Economy Run. The 3008’s 1.6-liter THP lump netted 16.84km/L, while the 2008 got 20.19km/L and the 5008 returning 18.54km/L.

Thanks to the Efficient Modular Platform 2, incrased ground clearance, and the Advanced Grip Control, the new Peugeot SUVs are able to deliver exceptional on- and off-road driving prowess. The lightweight chassis, mixed with the advanced traction system, gives nimble handling that is capable of tackling even the most demanding terrain.

The Peugeot 3008 GT Line is now available for P2,590,000. The 2008, on the other hand, retails for P1,490,000. This, along with the 5008, will roll into dealerships in 2018.

Photos: Paolo Lesaca

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Mr. Gerard Jude Castillo
Gerard has been a self-confessed car nut ever since he was a little boy. As a grown-up, he indulges in his passion by collecting toy cars (which he started since childhood) and reading up on the latest cars out there.  As News Editor, it is his job to deliver the stories about the most recent motoring events in an easy-to-digest manner.