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It's mid-life revision time for Peugeot's 3008 crossover.
The refresh is fairly standard facelift fare, with the biggest signs being the redesigned nose with a new grille and headlamps, plus new rear light clusters.
Specification is also lifted, with Bluetooth connectivity now standard across the range. The mid-trim Active adds electric folding door mirrors, and the top-spec Allure, driven here, now benefits from standard satnav. The head-up display, standard on the top trim level, now features mutli-colour symbols, with different shades for different information, and the reversing camera has been upgraded.
Despite the extra kit, Peugeot has actually cut prices, with the entry Access model down £650. The Active falls £550 and the top-spec Allure drops by £150. The interior remains unchanged apart from the extra equipment.
The 3008 is still impressive for its driving quality, space, and to most people its looks, but from a business car perspective it has its issues. It's worth remembering that the most expensive model in the range, the Hybrid4 diesel-electric model, offers an emissions figure as low as 88g/km, while the popular 115hp 1.6 diesel driven here is efficient for the class at 127g/km, although the new Nissan Qashqai goes down to 99g/km.
However, the 3008's residual value of 29.4% compares with 39.8% for the Qashqai and a huge 46.9% for Kia's Sportage. The Qashqai is pricier to start with, but still ends up 5p per mile cheaper than the Peugeot to run, and the Sportage also undercuts the 3008 by 3.8p per mile despite costing more.
The 3008 is a decent choice, and although the facelift is mild, the small amount of extra kit combined with the price drop to make the car more appealing in the face of enhanced rivalry from the new Qashqai.