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Upgrades for award-winning Peugeot SUVs

 Published 25th November 2021
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Fancy driving an award-winning SUV that's just got even better. Well, we can do even better than that. Peugeot has given you a choice of two award-winning cars in the updated 3008 and 5008. New styling touches and an impressive range of technology offer more reasons to consider leasing one.

Both models are celebrating five years since they were launched, and both have already proved popular.

The 3008 was chosen as ‘European Car of the Year' 2017 , and What Car?'s ‘Best Large SUV 2020' went to the 5008. The 5008 has also won the title of ‘SUV of the Year' four years in a row at the Company Car Today Awards. Over the past five years, 80,000 people in the UK have chosen a Peugeot 3008, cementing it as a serious option in the compact SUV market.

Not that any of that is likely to persuade you to lease one of them. What we really want to know is what extra bits has Peugeot added.

Both models feature styling updates like the introduction of gloss black door mirrors on Active Premium, Allure and Allure Premium trim levels, complementing the frameless front grille to give a sportier look. On the inside, a new, premium ‘Belomka' cloth with a half ‘Mistral' leather effect trim with copper accent stitching is now standard on GT trim.

Regardless of whether you're looking for a compact or full-size SUV, both the 3008 and 5008 will now include digital cockpit technology with a 12.3-inch digital head-up instrument panel, and a new compact steering wheel for improved driving feel. If you opt for the Allure specification or above, you also get a 10-inch HD colour touchscreen with 3D navigation, as well as a three-year subscription to TomTom Live updates and SpeedCam /Danger Zone alerts.

There are some impressive extras on the list of driving aids and safety features to protect the occupants and other drivers. Adaptive cruise control and lane positioning assist enhance safety and make driving a much more relaxing affair. As is usually the way, the mind-blowing technology that first appeared on the Mercedes S-Class has worked its way through the industry and now features on the options list for both models. Peugeot has created its own innovative night vision technology, which allows drivers to view pedestrians and animals on the 12.3-inch digital instrument panel from up to 200m, way beyond the scope of the headlights.

updated Peugeot 5008

There are updates to the individual models too

If you need a lot of interior space and flexibility, the updated 5008 features a modular interior with seven individual seats. The third row can either be folded away under the floor when not required, or removed completely, to create a generous boot space. The second-row seats are all adjustable, and to maximise space for those times when you really need it, they can also be folded down to create a flat load area and a whopping 2150 litres of space behind the front seats.

The new 3008 doesn't offer the space of its larger sibling but it does now offer a bigger chunk of economy. The new models are available in two hybrid options: Hybrid 225 with two-wheel drive, and Hybrid4 300 with four-wheel drive. Both are capable of covering up to 39 emission-free miles on electricity alone, and if those two numbers translate to 225bhp and 300bhp it's likely the new hybrid 3008 will offer a decent level of performance too.

And on a slightly more boring and practical note – if you're a company car driver you might be interested to hear the 3008 hybrid comes with an 11% BIK rate so it's good to your wallet in other ways. And if you don't want the Hybrid you can still choose from the usual range of efficient petrol and diesel engines, including the option of an 8-speed automatic transmission for relaxed driving.

The only thing you need to decide is whether you want to lease the new Peugeot 3008 or the new Peugeot 5008.

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