Peugeot Argentina presented the New Peugeot 3008, now converted into a true SUV and with which the French brand aspires to fight in this competitive segment. Here are 10 things you need to know about this model ...
-Based on the brand new EMP2 platform, it was launched in 2016 in Europe and was recognized as Car of the Year.
-A radical change in its silhouette allowed it to go from being a crossover to a legitimate SUV through a new stylistic language that fulfills the new brand promise called "Sharp Design".
-It is equipped with the third generation of the Peugeot i-Cockpit. A compact steering wheel offers better grip, the field of view is even clearer, and it has greater roominess. The heart of the instrument panel is a configurable 12,3 ”high-resolution digital display for the driver to decide what data they want to have directly in their field of vision.
-The large 8 ”multi-touch screen located in the center of the dash has capacitive technology for greater reactivity and ease of use. It is accompanied by a series of seven keys (toggles switches) that allow direct access to the main functions: music, air conditioning, navigation, driving, telephone and mobile applications.
-With just pressing a key of the toggles switches, the new Leon SUV has a true conductor to appeal to the senses of sight, by regulating the intensity of the ambient lighting and the color on the screens; the ear, changing the parameters of the musical environment, the sound equipment and the sound of the engine; touch, with multi-point massages on the seats (up to five programs) and the textures of its materials; and smell, with a fragrance diffuser.
-The available engines are the 1.6-liter THP turbo petrol with 165 hp at 6.000 rpm and the 2.0-liter HDI turbo diesel with 150 hp at 4.000 rpm. With the first one, it accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 9,9 seconds and has a top speed limited to 201 km / h; while with the second those performance figures are 10,6 seconds and 200 km / h.
-The two engines are mated to a six-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission without a mechanical gear selector. It can also be used in sequential manual mode via steering wheel paddles.[sam_pro id = 1_22 codes = ”true”]
-Includes Advanced Grip Control system with five variants (Normal, Snow, Mud, Sand and ESP OF), descent control that keeps the speed fixed at 3 km / h and Sport driving mode that gives you sportiness through a more power steering firm and more responsive from the engine and gearbox.
-It has several driving aids such as lane keeping assistance, driving time attention alert, active blind angle monitoring system with active intervention in the handling and correction of the trajectory, automatic emergency brake that stops the vehicle completely in case of risk of collision, automatic switching of the high beams to avoid glare on the route and recognition of speed and recommendation signs through a camera monitors the signs on the route.
-Prices and versions: Allure 1.6 THP 165 CV AT6, $ 828.000; GT Line 1.6 THP 165 CV AT6, $ 990.000; and GT Line 2.0 HDI 150 CV AT6, $ 1.035.000.
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