Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Peugeot Puts a Brake on Tricky Hill Starts with Its Latest 3008

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Peugeot Puts a Brake on Tricky Hill Starts with Its Latest 3008

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Byline: David Williams

PEUGEOT 3008 EXCLUSIVE HDI 112 Top speed: 112mph; 0-60mph: 13.6 secs; Combined fuel consumption: 54.3mpg (claimed); Emissions: 135 g/km; Price: [pounds sterling]21,810. Range starts at [pounds sterling]17,195 I HEARD someone complaining about the electronic handbrake on their car the other day and I can sympathise. When they first came in, they could be awkward to operate; it was hard to time your clutch action -- if you didn't have an automatic gearbox -- and handbrake release, especially on a steep hill.

But most are so good now that they're a positive boon. Take Peugeot's 3008, for instance.

I've already been impressed with its smooth ride, high build quality, the light and airy feeling of the interior (not least due to the panoramic glass roof ), its great ride quality and the sheer feelgood factor you get when you drive it. I like getting 50+ mpg, too, when I'm driving carefully.

But recently I was on a particularly steep bit of hill in Crystal Palace while parking at an angle in a tight space and the handbrake -- worked by an insignificant "flap" on the centre console -- made it all so much easier. …

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