It seems, every car manufacturer wants to enter Pakistan’s crossover SUV market due to rapid growth opportunities. And KIA Lucky Motors is no exception. This is why they are looking to introduce a compact (C-segment) crossover SUV – Peugeot 3008 in Pakistan.
Looking at its expected price and possible features, it might give a tough competition to the KIA Sportage, Proton X70, Hyundai Tucson, MG HS, and Toyota Rush. Moreover, many other SUVs such as DFSK Glory 500, Proton X50, Changan Oshan X7, GAC GS3 2022, are going to be launched in 2022. While these vehicles might come with a different price tag, they’ll nonetheless compete with Peugeot 3008.
Let’s find a bit more about this compact SUV.
The overall look of the Peugeot 3008 highlights strength and elegance. Innovative technologies and safety features might make people think that it will be the best SUV in Pakistan. However, we will have to check the features when it is officially launched and its suitability for local consumers. For now, its specs, design, and features as they are launched globally seem quite impressive.
The right balance between strength and smoothness is what we see looking at the Peugeot 3008. Its new endless grille along with the wings design in the extension gives the front side a strong personality. It has DRLs on the outer sides and below the sharp LED headlights. R19” alloy wheels with diamond-cut aluminum design are the most visible elements when we look at the sides of this vehicle. However, the expected variant in Pakistan is likely to have R18” alloy wheels. Coming to its rear side, it has unique claw LED backlights that give it a sporty look.
The Interior of Peugeot 3008 is as impressive as its exterior. The 10” touchscreen display on the top of the dashboard gives a modern look. It also has a 12.3” digital instrument cluster that is enough to put all the information right in front of the driver. You get both Apple Car Play and Android Auto in this vehicle. Steering wheel has a sporty look having a black and silver color combination. Hybrid 3008 has a grayish color for the seats. Other variants have reddish seats and wooden touch on the dashboard and the doors. Panoramic sunroof enhances the aesthetics of its interior.
Peugeot 3008 Variants
The only variant listed on KIA Lucky Motors official website is the one having a PureTech 1.6L Turbo petrol engine. There isn’t any official announcement about if the company will launch the hybrid variant in Pakistan or not.
Engine, performance and drive
Peugeot 3008 comes with various types of engines, but the company’s official website in Pakistan shows that it will have a 1.6L PureTech turbo petrol engine. As per the official website of Peugeot, this engine produces about 162 hp (121Kw) @6000 RPM and 240 Nm torque @1400 RPM. It has a 6-speed automatic transmission. This variant comes with a front-wheel-drive whereas the hybrid trims have four-wheel drive as well. The performance of this crossover SUV is quite impressive due to the Turbo engine. With modes like mud, standard, snow, and sand, it is capable of delivering even in the most challenging terrains.
Peugeot 3008 fuel economy
The average fuel economy or mileage of the 1.6L Turbocharged Peugeot 3008 is about 15 Km/l. This will vary depending upon the driving style and other conditions.
Here are some of Peugeot 3008s international version features. We can only hope that the company adds the same features in the local model.
- Multifunction steering wheel
- 10 Inch touchscreen (3D navigation with voice control and multi-touch technology)
- Mirror Screen Function (Apple CarPlay or Android Auto)
- USB charging sockets for rear passengers
- Wireless charging area
- Hi-Fi FOCAL audio system (Subwoofer, 4 speakers, and 4 tweeters)
- Extended Road Sign Recognition
- Drive-Assist Plus Pack
- Adaptive Cruise Control
- Lane Keeping Assistance
- Blind Spot Detection
- Night Vision (automatically detects objects, animals, and cyclists for auto braking)
- Hill Assist
- Lane Departure Warning System
Peugeot 3008 specifications
Specifications of this crossover SUV are quite competitive when we compare them with other vehicles in the same category.
|Number of doors||4|
|Front suspension type||Independent, Pseudo MacPherson Strut, Coil Spring,|
Hydraulic shock absorber
|Rear suspension type||Semi-independent, Twist Beam,|
Hydraulic shock absorber
Expected launch of Peugeot 3008
Peugeot 3008 expected launch date in Pakistan
The official website of KIA Lucky Motors shows this model listed. It means the company plans to launch it soon. We can expect its launch in mid-2022 or towards the end of the year. We will keep updating this space, so stay tuned.
Peugeot 3008 price in Pakistan
There isn’t any official announcement about the Peugeot 3008 price. But we can make a smart guess looking at its price in Malaysia where it sells for 157,716 Ringgit which is about 6,660,000 Pakistani Rupees. However, the suitable price tag in the local market can be around 5.5M to 6M.
Will Peugeot 3008 be loved by Pakistanis?
Peugeot 3008 has high success chances as the crossover SUV segment of Pakistan’s auto industry is expanding rapidly. It offers a lot of opportunities to new entrants. However, price, spare parts availability, brand worth and recognition, and many other factors are important for the success of any SUV in the local market and Peugeot 3008 would be no different. A lot would also depend on the success of its sister SUV, Peugeot 2008, which is expected to be launched soon in Pakistan.
What do you make of this short review? At which price would you like to buy this vehicle? Tell us in the comment section.
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