Peugeot claim the GT-Line gets the best of both worlds, with every engine in the range being offered. Petrol-wise, there’s a choice between a 1.2-litre Puretech engine that produces 128bhp and a more powerful 1.6-litre that comes with an automatic gearbox.
The various diesel options should please fleet managers, with two 1.6-litres producing 99bhp and 118bhp respectively, while 2.0-litre models are offered as a 148bhp manual or 178bhp automatic.
Another difference is that the 3008 GT uses the EAT6 automatic six-speed gearbox. Peugeot has not released the important numbers, but we suspect it will reach 100 km/h in around 8 seconds.
Besides the engine, the 3008 GT model comes with other features that will encourage you to buy one. 19-inch wheels are standard, shod in 235/50 R19 tires. The body kit is tweaked, and the paintjob is a duller version of the one used by the GTi models.
“The [new] 3008 continues Peugeot’s product lead reinvention, underpinned by an overall desire to design, develop and engineer vehicles that are efficient, enjoyable to drive and great to look at,” said Bruesewitz.
Comprising Access, Active and/or Allure variants, the new-look 3008 is slated to arrive in Australia in the first half 2017, with the 3008 GT – if it gets green-lit for our market – likely to follow shortly after.