The Peugeot 3008, one of the most successful compact SUVs on the market, will have a spectacular new generation in about 2 years. But, first, it will present another important novelty…
Peugeot is not satisfied with having its 3008 in the top 5 of sales in the compact segment, the category with the most demand in the market, and that today the Hyundai Tucson, VW T-Roc, and Toyota C-HR dominate. The French brand expects more than what has been one of the most attractive and striking SUVs in its class for years, and day by day it shows us with the plans that we are telling you.
Just a few weeks ago the first information was leaked about what will be the third generation of the Peugeot 3008. It is expected by 2024, it will grow in size, it could definitively abandon diesel and, like other models in its range, it will foreseeably already have a 100% electric variant. However, today we are not going that far, we are approaching another important novelty that will premiere, before, the same SUV.
Cheaper and More Practical Suv
And it is that, as announced today by the main French media, to reduce its CO2 emissions, even more, the new Peugeot 3008 is not only going to bet on its interesting plug-in hybrid PHEV versions; the SUV is also going to debut, before the arrival of the new third-generation, the 48V light hybrid technology, through a new MHEV version that is less expensive than the plug-in hybrid and that aspires to reach the drivers who today vehicles that plug into the grid are not your real alternative.
Until now, if you wanted to bet on a hybrid model in the Peugeot 3008 range, you had to go to its PHEV versions with 225 or 300 HP of power. With a high price and only profitable if you have a charging socket to take advantage of its circulation in 100% electric mode, this new MHEV model is now born after months of development to become an affordable and less restrictive alternative.
Peugeot 3008 2023 Engine and Transmission
Thus, in collaboration with the equipment manufacturer Punch Powertrain, Peugeot is developing this new micro-hybrid version, which will go into production at the beginning of 2023. The 3008 seems to be the model that will debut since several prototypes have been photographed in recent days that warned the emergency services of the presence of a small battery with a capacity of 0.9 kWh. Far from the current 10.8 kWh that its PHEV versions already equip, it would even be enough for short 100% electric tours.
For this development, instead of the Getrag dual-clutch gearbox that other similar proposals from the Stellantis Group already equip, Peugeot is working on a new automatic transmission, designed by Punch Powertrain, called internally DT2, and which is expected to be very effective. Associated with a 1.2-liter, 3-cylinder turbocharged gasoline engine, the brand’s well-known PureTech, this system will help make the 3008 more efficient, although it may be a little late compared to many of its rivals.
In any case, it will be the culmination of the current generation of the Peugeot 3008, at the gates already, as we said at the beginning, of the arrival of its third saga, much more advanced and electric.