A winner gets better

Peugeot has given its accomplished 3008 crossover an uprated engine paired with an eight-speed transmission

The Peugeot 3008 has a panoramic sunroof with motorised screen and blue LED accents; and its chassis is as exquisite as before.
The Peugeot 3008 has a panoramic sunroof with motorised screen and blue LED accents; and its chassis is as exquisite as before. ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM
The Peugeot 3008 has a panoramic sunroof with motorised screen and blue LED accents; and its chassis is as exquisite as before.
The Peugeot 3008 has a panoramic sunroof with motorised screen and blue LED accents; and its chassis is as exquisite as before. ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

Two years ago, Peugeot's newly launched 3008 came within a hair's breath of clinching The Straits Times Car of the Year award. It lost out by merely two points to the eventual winner - the Lexus LC500.

The compact crossover's high score was not surprising. It was extremely well put together, offered a high equipment level and drove exceedingly well. Its chassis exceeded all expectations and its progressive styling made the car stand out in a sea of SUVs.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 11, 2019, with the headline 'A winner gets better'. Subscribe