Price freeze for Longford Peugeot motorists on diesel versions

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Peugeot price protects multi-award winning Peugeot 3008 SUV.

Gowan Distributors Limited, Peugeot Importer in Ireland, has announced a price-freeze for diesel versions of the multi-award winning Peugeot 3008 SUV, Irish Car of the Year 2018.

An expected price rise due to a 1% VRT increase, announced by Government in Budget 2019 and applicable to all new 191-registered diesel passenger cars, will be absorbed on all new 3008 diesel models for the month of January 2019.

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The price protection offers customers savings from €370 on a 3008 Access 1.5 BlueHDi 130bhp model, up to €585 on a GT Automatic 2.0 BlueHDi 180bhp model.

The announcement comes as Gowan Distributors has introduced equipment upgrades on certain 3008 SUV trims: the Active model now gains rear passenger privacy glass; the Allure model benefits from a phone charging plate; the GT Line model profits from heated seats.

Colin Sheridan, Sales and Marketing Director at Gowan Distributors said: “The Budget 2019 announcement of a 1% VRT penalty on new diesel cars has been extremely disappointing.

Voted European Car of the Year 2017 and subsequently Irish Car of the Year 2018, the Peugeot 3008 is the best-selling passenger car in the range in Ireland.

Holding 8.5% of the C-SUV segment, RRSP prices start from €26,990 plus delivery. Low cost PCP finance is available during Peugeot Drivetime from November 1, at 4.9% APR, meaning a customer can drive away in a new Peugeot 3008 1.2 PureTech petrol 130bhp model from €299 per month, or a new 1.5 BlueHDi diesel 130bhp model from €329 per month.