The Peugeot 3008 has won this years Auto Europa, an annual event that takes place in Italy, comprising of more than 200 automotive journalists known as UIGA (Unione Italiana dei Giornalisti dell’Automobile).
As the first ever crossover vehicle to win the award, Peugeot 3008 beat 19 competitors to take home the prestigious title.
The 3008 impressed the jury with its originality, high level of technology, style, aerodynamics, quality, performance, safety and value for money.
Due to arrive in Australia in the second quarter of 2010, the 3008 offers a range of advanced engines and driver assist technology. These include Grip Control, Dynamic Roll Control, HUD (Head Up Display), Distance Alert, Automatic Electric Parking Brake and Hill Assist.
Many hours spent in the wind tunnel has paid off, the 3008 has a Cx figure of just 0.296. The low coefficient of drag helps the 3008 achieve fuel consumption figures as low as 5.6L/100km (combined) in the manual 2.0-litre HDi FAP diesel. To compliment low fuel consumption is the low CO2 emissions at 146 grams per kilometre.
The 3008 is designed with a smart load space, the rear floor has a three way hight adjustment. This addition is simple to use and will help with everyday use.
The load length is 2,620mm depending on seating configuration and the width is 1,030mm, the area under the parcel shelf is 512-litres. With the rear seats folded the load area increases to a useable 1,604-litres.
Specification and pricing details for the local market will be available closer to the launch.