Johannesburg - Peugeot has extended its quirky looking 3008 line-up with a diesel engine option.

The 2-litre HDi unit produces 110kW at 4000rpm and 370Nm at 2000rpm and according to Peugeot it’ll sip just 5.0 litres per 100km on the combined cycle.

The HDi engine is only offered with a six-speed manual gearbox, while the only other engine in the line-up - Peugeot’s 121kW/240Nm 1.6-litre turbo unit - can only be had with a six-speed automatic gearbox. All 3008 models are front-wheel-driven.

Peugeot is set to add a 1.2-litre THP turbopetrol engine option, with 96kW, during the second quarter of this year. Available with manual or automatic transmission, the 1.2 models will reduce the entry point of the range, which currently starts with the 1.6 THP Active at R414 900.

Peugeot is asking R474 900 for the new 2.0 HDi Active and R520 900 for the 2.0 HDI Allure.

Specification levels mirror those of the petrol models, with the Active packing 17-inch ‘Chicago’ alloy wheels, 20cm touchscreen audio system, multi-function steering wheel, dual-zone climate control, cruise control, lane departure warning, auto lights and windscreen wipers and rear park assist.

Over and above all that, the Allure adds 18-inch ‘Detroit’ alloys, auto folding mirrors, start/stop button, front parking aid, Mirror Link and Apple CarPlay compatibility, WiFi and I-Cockpit Amplified.

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