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Peugeot Australia has updated its range of passenger vehicles for MY22, with all existing variants increasing in cost, while the 5008 mid-size SUV has added a new GT Sport grade.
The French brand said the pricing adjustments were prompted by rising production costs, with the 508 mid-size car, 2008 small SUV and 3008 and 5008 mid-size SUVs’ MSRPs climbing by four to five per cent. Let’s break the changes down by model.
The FWD-only 5008 seven-seater gets the biggest changes for MY22, with the GT grade no longer available with a 121kW/240Nm 1.6-litre turbo-petrol four-cylinder engine. Instead, a 131kW/400Nm 2.0-litre turbo-diesel ($62,990, +$3000) has become its only option.
That said, the turbo-petrol engine does power the new GT Sport variant ($61,940), which stands out from the crowd with black exterior trim, Black Mist 19-inch Washington diamond-cut alloy wheels, a panoramic sunroof, eight-way power-adjustable front seats with heating and driver massaging, and Nappa leather-appointed upholstery.
2022 Peugeot 5008 pricing before on-road costs
|GT Sport petrol||automatic||$61,940 (NEW)|
|GT diesel||automatic||$62,990 (+$3000)|
The 3008 five-seater has three grades, with the entry-level Allure available with a 121kW/240Nm 1.6-litre turbo-petrol four-cylinder engine with FWD ($47,240, +$2250). The mid-range GT has the same unit ($50,390, +$2400) or a 131kW/400Nm 2.0-litre turbo-diesel with FWD ($53,540, +$2550).
Now fitted with a standard panoramic sunroof, the flagship GT Sport comes with the turbo-petrol option ($59,840, +$4850), but a Plug-in Hybrid with AWD is new for 2022.
Due in March, the latter pairs a 147kW version of the turbo-petrol engine with 81kW front and 83kW rear electric motors for a total of 222kW. Its 13.2kWh battery can travel 60km in between charges.
2022 Peugeot 3008 pricing before on-road costs
|Allure FWD petrol||automatic||$47,240 (+$2250)|
|GT FWD petrol||automatic||$50,390 (+$2400)|
|GT FWD diesel||automatic||$53,540 (+$2550)|
|GT Sport FWD petrol||automatic||$59,840 (+$4850)|
|GT Sport Plug-in Hybrid||automatic||$79,990 (NEW)|
The FWD-only 2008 still has three variants, but the entry-level Allure now charges $36,740 (+$1700), while the mid-range GT and flagship GT Sport have risen to $40,940 (+$1950) and $48,290 (+$4300).
The latter’s sizeable jump is partly due to the addition of a panoramic sunroof as standard. All versions are powered by a 1.2-litre turbo-petrol three-cylinder engine, with the Allure and GT producing 96kW/230Nm, while the GT Sport develops 114kW/240Nm.
2022 Peugeot 2008 pricing before on-road costs
|GT Sport||automatic||$48,290 (+$4300)|
The 508 is still available in a single flagship grade, dubbed GT, but the Fastback body-style is now $2350 dearer, at $59,840 plus on-road costs, while its Sportswagon counterpart is up $2450, to $61,940. Note both variants are motivated by a 165kW/300Nm 1.6-litre turbo-petrol four-cylinder engine.
A 133kW version of that unit forms part of the Plug-in Hybrid Fastback’s powertrain. Due in March, it adds an 81kW electric motor for a combined 165kW. It’s also fitted with an 11.8kWh battery that provides 55km of electric-only driving range. All variants are FWD.
2022 Peugeot 508 pricing before on-road costs
|GT Fastback petrol||automatic||$59,840 (+$2350)|
|GT Sportswagon petrol||automatic||$61,940 (+$2450)|
|GT Plug-in Hybrid Fastback||automatic||$76,990 (NEW)|