A few weeks ago we got our first look at the production version of the 2016 Peugeot 3008 SUV. Since then, we’ve been anticipating more details on spec as well as news of a potential range-topping variant. Now, the wait is over. On top of its two existing Active and Allure mainstream trim-levels, the GT and GT Line editions are about to join Peugeot’s 3008 SUV line-up.
First up, the GT Line complements the standard 3008 spec by throwing in some more up-market extras, including 18inch alloy wheels and double chrome exhaust pipes, but it’s the stand-alone GT variant that carries most of the new toys. Chief among these is an exclusive new powertrain option, the 179bhp 2.0-litre BlueHDi diesel, which comes mated to a 6-speed automatic gearbox.
The sportiest model in the 3008 also gets a few styling alterations in keeping with its GT moniker. The run-down includes integrated wheel arch extensions housing a set of 19inch two-tone alloys, a pair of aluminium roof bars, chrome door mirror shells and a redesigned grille with revised sanded chrome surrounds.
For its top-of-the-line 3008 model, Peugeot has equipped the GT with a panoramic opening glass roof plus a classier interior finish which sees leather-trimmed massaging front seats, oak door and dashboard accents and a more compact GT-branded steering wheel improving on the base interior spec.
Supplementary systems aboard the 3008 GT include adaptive cruise control plus a high-end automatic electric tailgate. A splash of the model-exclusive two-tone grey and black paint option helps the new sportier SUV stand out from the crowd, a hand-me-up from the 208 GTi 30th Anniversary Edition’s wardrobe department.
The Peugeot 3008 GT and GT Line editions will be available to order from November 2016 We’ll see them land on this side of the channel from early next year.