Peugeot 3008 prepared for a trip along the “Ho Chi Minh trail”August 21, 2019
Peugeot introduced a special version of the 3008 crossover, which was prepared for a trip along the famous Ho Chi Minh Trail. This is the name of the set of transport routes used to transfer troops and supplies during the Vietnam War.
Top Gear magazine employees took part in the jungle race in Southeast Asia. They set themselves the task of checking whether the proprietary function for the front-wheel-drive cars Grip Control can cope with the road with the same success as the all-wheel drive system.
The novelty was built on the basis of a crossover in the Gt Line version with a 1.6-liter gasoline turbo engine that produces 181 liters. with. and 250 Nm of torque. The engine is combined with an eight-speed automatic transmission.
The crossover was equipped with 17-inch steel wheels with Cooper AT3 off-road tires, a front protective plate, and an aluminum trunk, on which a roof tent from ARB was placed. In addition, the car received a special mount for transporting a bicycle.
Recall, the Grip Control traction control system is capable of changing ABS algorithms and dynamic stabilization systems, adapting them for driving on a specific type of coating (asphalt, snow, mud or sand). The company notes that Grip Control, along with the function of assisting in the descent from the mountain, gives the car “incredible cross-country ability”, despite the fact that it does not have all-wheel drive.
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