The Drive

It does however absorb minor bumps well over most road surfaces, ensuring occupants are riding in comfort

Under the hood, the Pug’s 1.2 litre turbocharged three-cylinder engine is surprisingly good at smooth power delivery. And pleasantly, it does come across as quieter than the three-cylinder unit found in the likes of the Volkswagen Golf 1.0, perhaps thanks in part to the good noise insulation within the cabin.

With 129hp and 230Nm of torque, it is not rocket science that the car is not going to be quick, but we were pleasantly impressed at how refined this three-banger is, with the car delivering a respectful 11.3 century sprint. While torque is ample, it does need a bit of time for the turbocharger to spool, with maximum torque available from 1,750rpm. Rev the engine hard, and you will find that past 3,000rpm, it does get moderately more vocal, and that three-cylinder rasp does intrude mildly into the cabin. The 6-speed automatic is generally smooth, but does not like hard revving, and tends to pause a little between shifts.

Not the best in handling, the 3008 does not take well to an aggressive drive, with multiple directional changes causing the rear to feel unsettled. It does however absorb minor bumps well over most road surfaces, ensuring occupants are riding in comfort.

Fuel economy is rated at an impressive combined 19.2 km/l. Pretty good, considering the amount of car and people it has got to carry.

Steering feel is rather artificial, and the tiny wheel, though comfortable in your hands, could provide a little more feel.

Some driver aids to help in daily commutes include Lane Departure Warning, Emergency Brake Assist, Electronic Stability Programme and automated hazard lights which deploy when you brake hard. While automated headlamps, and wipers make for fuss-free driving.

The 1.2 is also equipped with top-down 360 degree imagery for easier parking, though not the best in the market.

Our Thoughts

The entry 3008 presents a more affordable package, about $13,000 less than the 1.6 with the same trim. There is the Nissan Qashqai 1.2, which happens to be more affordable, but in terms of its delivery of power and torque, the Peugeot does deliver more punch, even sans one cylinder.

In Summary

We Like

Bold use of materials within the cabin, Refreshing design, 1.2 litre engine is smooth

We Don't

Transmission does not like a heavily revved engine, Handling could be better, Steering can be a little vague


Peugeot’s entry 3008 might actually make more sense than its 1.6 litre sibling, from a price point, while offering per-trim level, the same kind of luxury

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Engine Capacity 1199cc Turbocharged
Engine Type Inline 4
Compression Ratio 10.5:1
Bore x Stroke (75 x 90.5)mm
Power 129bhp @ 5500rpm
Torque 230Nm @ 1750rpm
Power to Weight 101.6 bhp per ton


Acceleration 11.3s (0-100 km/h)
Top Speed 188 km/h
Fuel Consumption (combined) 22.7 km/L

Misc Technical Data

Transmission 6 -speed Auto
Drive Type FF
Steering Electric


Body Type SUV
(L x W x H)
(4447 x 1841 x 1623) mm
Wheelbase 2675 mm
Kerb Weight 1270 kg
Boot Capacity 520 L
Boot Capacity (folded) 1580 L
Fuel Tank Capacity 53 L


Brakes (Front) Ventilated Discs
Brakes (Rear) Discs