The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) has awarded the Peugeot 3008 with a five-star safety rating. “The Peugeot 3008 performed well in testing with high scores achieved in the side impact and whiplash tests,” said James Goodwin, CEO of ANCAP.

In both the adult and child occupant protection tests, the 3008 managed to score over 80% of the total overall score, with the former at 32.89 points (out of 38 points), and the latter at 41.98 points (out of 49 points).

“As a standard offering across the range, all variants are fitted with an intelligent speed assistance system which uses a camera to identify signposted speed limits and allow the driver to set the speed limiter appropriately. A lane departure warning system is also standard, while some variants are available with a more advanced function which provides active lane keep assistance,” Goodwin stated.

These systems allow the 3008 to score seven out of 12 points in the safety assist category, but the lack of autonomous emergency braking means it misses out on a further three points. Pedestrian protection meanwhile was rated 67% or 28.2 points (out of 42 points).

“The functions available in this and other new models entering our market are part of a wave of semi-autonomous vehicle technologies which will work to improve road safety and form the basis for more highly autonomous vehicles in coming years,” added Goodwin. The ANCAP result is based on testing conducted by Euro NCAP, thus its 2016 date stamp, which is when it was tested.

The second-generation 3008 rides on the EMP2 platform, adopting a more conventional SUV look compared to its predecessor’s MPV shape. The model has been named the 2017 European Car of the Year, and its arrival here has already been teased.