This article includes speculative illustrations for the upcoming Peugeot 3008 III created by Jean Francois Hubert / SB-Medien for CarScoops, which do not belong to and do not endorse Peugeot.
Peugeot has hit the nail on the head with the 3008, one of the most popular models in the highly competitive compact SUV segment. Despite the modernization of the second generation in 2020, the French car industry is working in a completely new way. Thus, we have collected all the information available for the third generation 3008 and present them along with several speculations created by our partners.
The current 3008 debuted in 2016, and its SUV body represents a significant evolution compared to its minivan-style predecessor. The beautiful body was appealing in 2020 through a versatile facial expression that incorporates Peugeot’s latest design fit on the front. However, the face of the 3008 has not changed much, and the 308 does not have a new emblem, which debuted. Peugeot plans to replace it in the new generation in 2023, and it has a completely redesigned body and solid body. recycled platform.
Sexy and aggressive styling
As shown in the pictures, the new 3008 front bumper may have triple vertical LED headlights, which further highlights Peugeot’s lion’s teeth. The false bumper inputs of the current 3008 can be replaced with a dark-painted finishing element for a uniform view with the grille. The latter acquires a new look and a new logo, found in the 308, which gradually finds its way into the entire Peugeot chain.
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The profile is expected to become more sculptural than before, with soft curves and thin plastic for a classic look. The roof line becomes more dynamic, which further distinguishes the 3008 from the boxer 5008. At the rear, we expect thin and aggressive LED taillights with more doses of decorative chrome elements on the bumper, especially in the sporty GT-Line finish. The new design of the wheel and the new color palette can make the exterior even more beautiful, and the duotone finish with a black-painted roof and pillars can be passed on to a new generation.
In line with the trend in the world of SUVs, the new model is expected to grow in size, widening the gap of 4,347 mm (175.1 inches) in length from 4,300 mm (169.3 inches) in 2008 compared to the current 4,447 mm (175.1 inches). This will improve the proportions and increase the room for passengers and their luggage, which will allow for more practical interaction.
Inside the cabin, the current i-Cockpit control panel may still look very modern for the 2022 standards, but the new 3008 will continue the future. An even more informative entertainment touchscreen, a cluster of redesigned 3D instruments, airplane-type switches and high-quality materials all around the cabin bridge the gap between more expensive competitors such as the current 3008 and the new BMW X1. In addition, the equipment will be upgraded using a more sophisticated ADAS derived from the Stellantis parts box.
Stellantis foundation for electrification
Peugeot wants to electrify the entire range by 2025 and by 2030 to enter the EV only in Europe. This means that there is still time for another ICE generation of 3008, but it must be a highly electrified power mix and fully electric. Version e-3008 to combat competition.
In this context, there are two scenarios for the new 3008; one is to use an updated version of the EMP2 architecture, and the other is to move to a modern STLA Medium platform for small and medium-sized models. The EMP2 is compatible with EV racks, as evidenced by the 2023 Peugeot e-308 and the officially approved Opel Astra-e compact hatchback. However, STLA Medium brings improved technical capabilities in terms of power on the electric front. costs and range.
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Leaving the EV aside, the new 3008 is only offered with electrified petrol engines, as diesel options are excluded from the range. A 48-volt soft-hybrid system with a 1.2-liter PureTech three-cylinder engine with an upgraded turbocharger at the initial level 3008 is expected to make it more efficient. Connective hybrid options with single (FWD) or dual (AWD) electric motors offer an increase in EV range thanks to new batteries and other upgrades. The latter could first share a spy-tested upcoming Peugeot 408 with a low-hanging crossover body.
French media predict that the first camouflage prototypes of the third generation Peugeot 3008 will make their espionage debut by the end of 2022. This will give us more information about the SUV to be released in 2023.