Peugeot’s 3008 mid-size SUV has won the top prize for this year’s Auto Express Driver Power awards, with the model also winning in ‘Mid-size SUV’, ‘Exterior’ and ‘Safety’ categories. Released towards the end of 2016, the 3008 has been sold 23,000 times in the UK and includes some of the latest innovations from the French brand.
The model comes with the brand’s i-Cockpit interior layout, which includes a small multi-functional steering wheel, a 12.3-inch instrument display and an eight-inch central touchscreen with mobile phone interfaces.
Steve Fowler, editor in chief at Auto Express, said:
“This is a fantastic result for Peugeot and the 3008 SUV. It’s a car that has already won multiple awards from both Auto Express and Carbuyer, and now owners have confirmed what we’ve been saying all along - it’s a great car that’s really satisfying to own.”
Senior research manager at Driver Power, Wesley Lang added:
“The 3008 is the best performing mid-size SUV in five of the nine Driver Power judging categories: Exterior; Practicality & Boot Space; Ride & Handling; Safety Features; and Reliability & Build Quality. “
The 3008’s performance proves that SUVs can excel in many judging categories long thought to be the domain of smaller vehicles. What is especially notable is that overall the 3008 SUV ranks third in Ride & Handling and fifth in Reliability & Build Quality across all ranked vehicles.
David Peel, managing director at Peugeot UK, said: “In a segment with fierce competition, these accolades are especially meaningful as they are decided by our valued customers and are a real testament to the hard work and innovation of our talented teams of designers and engineers.
“I’d like to thank Auto Express and the entire Driver Power team for their support and hard work in bringing such a valuable survey to the industry.”
Source: Car Keys