New car assessment programme recognises safety technology content of Peugeot 3008 in Australian market.
The new Peugeot 3008 has entered the popular Small 4-wheel drive segment in Australasia with a 5 star ANCAP (Australasian New Car Assessment Programme) safety rating following good results in physical testing and the presence of an advanced speed assistance system. The results were based on tests performed for EuroNCAP.
“The Peugeot 3008 performed well in testing with high scores achieved in the side impact and whiplash tests,” said ANCAP Chief Executive Officer, Mr James Goodwin.
Injury risk was low for the driver and passenger in the full width frontal test yet the protection offered to the driver’s chest in the frontal offset test was marginal.
However, it’s in the advanced active safety systems that the Peugeot SUV excels. Always having taken a pioneering approach to advanced safety technology in its vehicles, the French manufacturer has taken Advanced Driver Assist Systems (ADAS) a step further in the 3008.
ABS, Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and autonomous emergency braking (AEB) are now seen as a given and Peugeot is now offering such advancements as intelligent speed assistance and lane keeping assistance as the next steps in “controlled autonomy”
According to Goodwin, all variants are fitted with an intelligent speed assistance system as standard equipmentwhich uses a camera to identify signposted speed limits and allow the driver to set the speed limiter appropriately.”
“A lane departure warning system is also standard, while some variants are available with a more advanced function which provides active lane keep assistance,” he said.
“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,” said Mr Goodwin.
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.