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Peugeot’s 3008 model is the latest entrant in the small SUV market to receive a 5 star ANCAP safety rating.

The 2017 European Car of the Year tested strongly in ANCAP’s physical testings, and was recommended for its presence of an advanced speed assistance system.

“The Peugeot 3008 performed well in testing with high scores achieved in the side impact and whiplash
tests,” ANCAP Chief Executive Officer, Mr James Goodwin said.

The findings noted that while the injury risk was low for the driver and passenger in the full width frontal test, the protection offered to the driver’s chest in the frontal offset test was marginal.

“As a standard offering across the range, all variants are fitted with an intelligent speed assistance system which uses a camera to identify signposted speed limits and allow the driver to set the speed limiter appropriately,” Mr Goodwin said.

“A lane departure warning system is also standard, while some variants are available with a more advanced function which provides active lane keep assistance.”

The Peugeot 3008 after a side impact crash test

Key safety stats of the Peugeot 3008

  • 86% Adult Occupant Protection
  • 85% Child Occupant Protection
  • 58% Safety Assist
  • 67% Pedestrian Protection
  • Airbags – dual frontal, side, head

The positive results come after the Peugeot 308, 2008 and 5008 model all received 5 star ratings from ANCAP back in 2014.

“The functions available in this and other new models entering our market are part of a wave of semi-autonomous vehicle technologies which will work to improve road safety and form the basis for more highly autonomous vehicles in coming years,” Mr Goodwin said.

ANCAP’s full technical report on the Peugeot 3008 can be found here.