The driving position of the Peugeot 3008, resembles in many ways that of an aircraft's cockpit, as it is truly designed for the user in mind. The fascia is uncluttered and elegant allowing a particularly good view of the outside.
The use of high quality materials throughout the interior creates an undisputable high level of perceived quality, both visually and to the touch. According to the particular version, above the centre console incorporating the air conditioning and audio or telematics controls, the driver could have at their disposal a series of toggle switches that control two new systems. The 'Head Up Display' and 'Distance Alert' system, both features further contribute to the aeronautical feel of the driving position.
The roomy passenger compartment ensures comfort for every occupant. The passenger like the driver benefits from a raised seating position. In addition, rear passengers have ample leg room, helped by the interior passenger compartment length of 1,690 mm and rear headroom of 876 mm.
By day, occupants also benefit from the light coming from the large glazed area, including 1.70 m2 from the front windscreen. An optional or standard glass panoramic roof is also available with a surface area of 1.60 m2, virtually equivalent to that of the 308 SW.
The Peugeot 3008 benefits from the most efficient air conditioning unit fitted to a platform two vehicle. The high volume air flow is distributed by four individual vents mounted in the fascia panel, heating ducts for the feet of the front rear occupants, and two adjustable vents for the rear passengers. Two levels of air conditioning are available: manual or automatic. The latter can be adjusted individually by each of the front occupants and benefits from a new feature, the Air Quality Sensor (AQS). This function, linked to an air quality sensor located upstream of the passenger compartment air intake, automatically controls the closure of the air recirculation flap if a high level of outside pollution is detected.
Inside the Peugeot 3008 offers occupants nearly 50 litres of storage space, three 12v power connections and according to the version, the rear occupants can also benefit from side sun-blinds and / or dark tinted windows.
The Peugeot 3008 benefits from an accessible and intelligent load space. Access is made easy by the split tailgate of which the lower tailgate flap can become a seat or be used to support a weight of 200 kg. Inside the load area floor can easily be compartmentalised thanks to the cleverly designed floor with its three adjustable positions. The load area has a constant width of 1,030 mm and a capacity of 512 litres or 1604 litres with the rear seats folded. On certain models the load area interior light is also a rechargeable portable torch as in the Peugeot 308 SW.
To assist the driver the Peugeot 3008 can be equipped with a 'Head Up Display' which communicates all essential information such as vehicle speed, cruise control/speed limiter and distance alert information. The Distance Alert coupled with the 'Head Up Display' uses a special radar to help the driver maintain a safe distance from the vehicle in front.
Available as standard on all engines, the Peugeot 3008 is fitted with an electric parking brake enabling additional storage space to be created in the centre console. Combined with the electronic handbrake the Peugeot 3008 is also available with Hill Assist for greater convenience and safety.
Directional bi-xenon headlamps, front and rear parking assistance, variable speed limiter / cruise control, tyre under-inflation detection, electric folding door mirrors, automatic headlamps / wipers and the full range of Peugeot's in-car entertainment and telematics systems are all available on the Peugeot 3008.Published 15 January 2009