The family car market in New Zealand has a solid new addition to its ranks with the release of the new Peugeot 3008, which has just achieved a 5 star ANCAP safety rating.
The Peugeot 3008 performed well in testing with high scores achieved in the side impact and whiplash tests.
Overall the driver and passengers were well protected in the small SUV across the range of crash tests, though ANCAP did say that the protection offered to the driver’s chest in the frontal offset test was marginal. Albeit, not marginal enough to deduct a star.
SUVs are a popular choice among New Zealand drivers, so it’s good to see most manufacturers consistently delivering safe vehicles for this market. With more competition we’re seeing safety standards improve and prices becoming increasingly competitive.
The Peugeot 3008 comes fitted with a range of safety features that help prevent crashes including Attention Assist and a fatigue reminder, which detect when the driver is fatigued and alerts them, Lane Departure Warning and intelligent speed limiting. Fatigued drivers are a problem on our roads, which is why it’s good to see technologies that keep drivers alert and safe.
This 5 star ANCAP safety rating applies to all 1.6 and 2.0 litre diesel and 1.6 litre petrol variants available in Australia and New Zealand.