Thomas O’Mahoney, Peugeot Brand Manager with Johnson & Perrott Mahonpoint
The New Peugeot 3008 is without doubt the latest and greatest SUV to hit the market, this car has unpresented style accompanied with Peugeot’s award winning engines. Since I have joined Johnson and Perrott in March of this year I have not received any reasons as to why one would not want to own the new 3008, 2017 European Car of the Year.
The new 3008 comes very well equipped with modern features such as Apple Car Play and Mirror Link. These facilitate your phone to be linked to the central display panel so you can access your favourite beats on Spotify or your GPS via Google Maps, not to go into too much depth. The 3008 comes in five different variants so Peugeot have produced a 3008 to match most people’s requirements, Irelands most popular models are the 3008 1.2ltr Active €29,845, 3008 Allure 1.2ltr €31,405 and the 3008 1.2ltr GT €34,775.
If a safe car is on your shopping list the 3008 range is NCAP 5 Star and will give you certain features such as lane change departure warning, Blind Spot, reverse camera surround camera and front and rear parking sensors depending on which model you go for. The 3008 unlike some vehicles drives as good as it looks, once you are in the driver’s seat it is very hard not to be sold on its performance, road handling and precision cornering. It 1.2 litre turbo powered engine boasts 130bhp – which is very quick, economical and definitely surprises anyone who drives it. Peugeot’s diesel engines don’t need any introduction as they have been up there with the best for decades and in an economy where there is a media sway towards petrol, Peugeot’s mid-range 1.6 ltr Diesel packs a punch with torque and low emissions and is still selling incredible numbers.
Do you need something a little bit bigger than the 3008? Well then Peugeot have the answer, let me introduce you to the 5008 – this is basically a 3008 7 seater SUV for as little as €2,000 more. This is very reasonably priced you can purchase a 5008 Active from €32,595 and it has all the features of the 3008 with more room for the entire family including extending friends and grandparents. The days of the soccer mum MPV and station wagon have come to an end, this car will introduce you to your inner “Super Mum” and to quote Ed Sheeran in Páirc Uí Chaoimh “Super Dad”. For those of you with two kiddies that need more space for play dates or for those that have three toddles and need three individual Isofix points to keep your children firmly secure, look no further, the 5008 is just for you!
Peugeot have undoubtedly outdone the competition with this 7 seater SUV. I am selling cars for over 14 years and I have never had a product where a customer cannot find a flaw in a vehicle! Peugeot have given there all to recapture this market and the French brand are leading this race by miles. They are giving it their all, both these cars come with low rate finance, minimum trade in allowance and 5 year 100,000kms warranty, so if you are looking for a new car, why would you look any further?
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