Peugeot is spicing up the new 3008 by giving it a lukewarm diesel version.

It was less than a month ago when Peugeot introduced the second-gen 3008 compact crossover and now the French are ready to expand the family with a somewhat hot diesel-powered model. The reveal doesn’t actually come as a big surprise taking into account the GT version was spotted on the factory floor of the PSA Sochaux plant in France a month ago.

Its heart and soul is a turbodiesel 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine producing 180 horsepower (132 kilowatts) delivered to the road through a six-speed automatic transmission. There’s more to this GT version than its punchy diesel engine, as the crossover also gets a slightly more aggressive body matched with chunky 19-inch wheels that you will only find on the GT model.

Peugeot will sell the crossover with standard LED headlights and sequential indicators, along with a sportier front grille and a chequered chrome radiator grille. To spice things up, there’s an exclusive color, as well as a two-tone roof and a bi-color body appearance. Tweaks continue on the inside where there’s double topstitching and a tri-material TEP/ Alcantara trim which can be swapped for a fancier Nappa Mistral leather. The 3008 GT also benefits from a copper color for the digital display that you will not find on the lesser models of the range.

If you would rather have most of the car’s design, but without the punchy diesel engine, Peugeot will sell the new 3008 with a “GT Line” trim. It can be had with all of the crossover’s engines, except for the 1.6L BlueHDi 100 S&S and the GT’s 2.0L BlueHDi 180 S&S.

Peugeot will have on display the entire 3008 range at the upcoming Paris Motor Show set to open its doors early October.

Source: Peugeot

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