After several sightings and the release of a teaser, the new Peugeot 3008 has now shown up at the marque’s showroom in Glenmarie. Two variants of the 3008 will be offered – the Active THP and Allure THP – the latter being the range-topper in the line-up. Keep in mind that the 3008 hasn’t been officially launched just yet, but is now open for bookings.

Even so, we start with the most important thing everyone looks forward to, the price. The Active THP kicks things off with a price tag of RM142,888 on-the-road without insurance, followed by the Allure THP at RM155,888.

These prices include a five-year/120,000 km warranty as well as a 24-hour Peugeot Assistance service. Customers will get to choose from a total of five exterior body colours Metallic Copper, Magnetic Blue, Amazonite Grey, Ultimate Red and Pearl White. However, those who opt for the last two options will have to pay an additional RM1,590 for the fully imported SUV.

Both variants are powered by the same 1.6L THP 165 S&S petrol engine and a six-speed automatic transmission, with the powerplant providing 165 hp and 240 Nm of torque. Drive goes to the front wheels, and the whole car is built on the Efficient Modular Platform (EMP2) that also underpins the latest 308.

In terms of exterior equipment, we start with the Active THP where you’ll find 18-inch ‘Los Angeles’ alloy wheels wrapped with Continental ContiCrossContact LX2 tyres (225/55), halogen headlights with LED DRLs, halogen fog lamps and ‘lion claw effect’ LED taillights.

The Allure THP as you’d expect, gets more goodies like full LED headlights with LED DRLs and sequential turn signals plus a GT Line exterior package – different grille, silver-painted front bumper underguard and chrome trim on the lower section of the vehicle’s sides.

Both cars feature Peugeot’s i-Cockpit interior, which is accompanied by leather, faux carbon-fibre (on the Active THP) and fabric (on the Allure THP) trim. Nifty design cues include the piano-key toggle switches, rectangular-shaped steering wheel and a pretty elaborate-looking gear lever. The Advanced Grip Control rotary dial (located next to the hill descent control button) allows drivers to cycle through five available drive modes.

Of course, there’s plenty of tech bits on show here, the first of which is the 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster that greets the driver. The high definition display not only displays conventional driving information, it also offers a variety of modes that changes the information shown to the driver.

The other display is an eight-inch touchscreen on the dashboard that is linked to the car’s infotainment and dual-zone climate control (with rear vents). It offers the usual array of media inputs as well as MirrorLink, Android Auto and Apply CarPlay connectivity.

Aside from the slightly different trim, the Allure THP is distinguished from the Active THP thanks to its eight-way powered black leather seats. The Active THP is fitted with manually-operated Mistral Meco fabric seats instead.

Safety wise both cars are similarly equipped – six airbags, ABS, EBD, Emergency Brake Assist, traction control, Dynamic Stability Control, Electronic Stability Programme, Hill Assist, lane departure warning, front and rear parking sensors, along with a reverse camera.

Very modern LCD instrument panel on the #Peugeot #3008. #iCockpit

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GALLERY: Peugeot 3008 Allure THP

GALLERY: Peugeot 3008 Active THP