Less than a month after the new Peugeot 3008 made its debut in Paris, the lion brand has pulled the wraps off a warmed-over version of the C-segment crossover, dubbed the Peugeot 3008 GT. At its heart sits a 2.0 litre BlueHDI turbodiesel with Stop & Start, sending 180 hp to the front wheels via the ubiquitous Aisin-sourced six-speed automatic transmission.

You’re going to be hard-pressed to tell the GT from the standard 3008 on the outside, with the only differences being a new “Sanded Chrome” grille surround, chrome beltline trim, twin chrome integrated exhaust finishers and 19-inch two-tone diamond-cut “Boston” alloy wheels. Buyers can stand out further from the crowd by specifying the distinctive half-and-half Coupe Franche colour scheme, taken from the 308 GTi.

The changes are slightly more obvious inside – the striking angular i-Cockpit interior has been embellished with try-material TEP/Alcantara upholstery (Nappa Mistral leather optional) as well as fine copper double topstitching on the dashboard, doors, steering wheel, seats and centre armrests.

Elsewhere, there’s genuine aged grey oak wood and satin steel chrome trim, stainless steel pedals and doorsill plates, black headlining and copper stitching on the floor mats. Rounding off the additions is a digital instrument display with exclusive copper dials.

Peugeot also launched the GT Line trim for the cooking 2008, available on all engines bar the base 1.6 litre BlueHDi 100 S&S. It comes with most of the trimmings of the GT, including the chrome beltline trim, chrome tailpipes, the Coupe Franche option and copper interior topstitching. However, the wheels are smaller than on the GT – the largest available are 18-inch two-tone diamond cut alloys.