The 3008 is one of the most resounding successes of Peugeot in recent years, as well as one of the main responsible for the increasing profitability of the brand. This compact SUV is one of the four models that form the current nucleus of the company along with the 208, 2008, and 308, so the lion’s signature will put all the meat on the grill for the launch of its replacement.
Although the launch of the third-generation Peugeot 3008 is scheduled for the end of 2023, it may be officially presented a few months earlier, during the summer. Developed under the code P64, the new model will differentiate itself from its successful predecessor through a more “coupé” aesthetic, opting for a more inclined rear window.
Its body will be slightly longer, while the glass surface will be reduced, which will help to give it a more dynamic style. Inside, the renewed 3008 will be characterized by having the latest evolution of the i-Cockpit seen in the rest of the brand’s proposals. Thus, we can expect it to have digital instrumentation with 3D effect and a huge touch screen in landscape format.
The new Peugeot 3008 will be in charge of launching the STLA Medium platform of the Stellantis group. Formerly known as EVP, this multi-energy architecture will be presented as an evolution of the current EMP2 conveniently optimized to house electrified powertrains (the SUV will be available exclusively as mild-hybrid, plug-in hybrid, or pure electric).
The Peugeot e-3008 will be launched at the same time as the rest of the versions
Peugeot does not plan to offer diesel versions of the new 3008. The 1.2 PureTech petrol, in its third evolution, will bet on the micro hybridization of 48 volts to be able to comply with the increasingly stringent emission regulations. In addition, several plug-in hybrid versions will be marketed, which will continue to use the current 1.6 PureTech.
The electric variant, dubbed the e-3008, will be available with one or two engines (front or all-wheel drive) of Nidec origin capable of delivering between 170 and 245 hp each. Depending on the version, it will use BYD or ACC batteries of between 87 and 104 kWh of capacity, which will allow it to offer a range greater than that of most of its direct rivals.
The production of the Peugeot e-3008 will be exclusively French: the engines will be made in Trémery, the ACC batteries in Douvrin, and the vehicle itself in Sochaux. This last plant will be reorganized from 2022 around a single production line, which will allow the vehicle’s manufacturing rhythm to be accelerated, going from the current six hours to less than four.