The last IAA Mobility in Munich was the setting chosen by Renault to present the Scénic E-TECH, its new 100% electric compact SUV. Peugeot has, however, opted for a diametrically opposite strategy with its e-3008, waiting until the close of the event to reveal it and thus not having to share the spotlight with other novelties.
The truth is that the Peugeot e-3008 has been one of the most anticipated cars in recent times. Based on official teasers shared by the brand itself in the previous months, its exterior design, its cabin, and even some of its technical specifications were already known. But today the curtain has been completely raised, and all the detailed details of the French crossover have already been published.
Although the 3008 will be marketed in mild-hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions (not in vain, Stellantis’ STLA Medium platform is multi-energy), Peugeot has decided to show the 100% electric variant first. From an aesthetic point of view, all models will be practically identical, differentiated by small details such as wheels, badges, or the absence of exhaust tails.
The evolution compared to its predecessor is notable, as it adopts a fastback-type profile typical of the “coupé” SUVs so fashionable today, with a more inclined moon that provides an aerodynamic coefficient of 0.28. Despite its more dynamic and sporty appearance, it grows in all its dimensions: it measures 4.54 meters long, 1.89 meters wide, and 1.64 meters high, with a wheelbase of 2.73 meters and a trunk of 520 liters.
The Peugeot e-3008 debuts the STLA Medium platform from Stellantis
The design language is relatively continuous concerning previous proposals from the lion firm, with LED daytime running lights in the shape of a triple claw and a grille whose decorative appliqués follow a gradient pattern towards the center. The lights, which are united by a black molding that also encompasses the brand name, show off the same lighting signature as the front. The tire offering ranges from 19 to 20 inches.
The range will be made up of two trim levels, Allure and GT. The first will equip two 10-inch screens (digital instrumentation and infotainment system) integrated into a single floating panel (i-Cockpit), while the GT will boast a 21-inch curved display (Panoramic i-Cockpit). The 8-color ambient lighting will reinforce the “floating” effect of both systems.
In terms of equipment, there will be no shortage of advances such as AGR seats with medical certification, optional Pixel LED headlights, climate control with constant air quality control AQS (Air Quality System), a Focal Premium Hi-Fi sound system, and the Drive Assist Plus semi-autonomous driving system, which in addition to having adaptive cruise control with Stop & Go and the lane centering system, also offers semi-automatic lane changes.
The mechanical offer will be made up of three versions, two with front-wheel drive and one with all-wheel drive. The access model will combine a 210 HP (157 kW) motor with a 73 kWh (525 km WLTP) battery, while the Long Range will go to 230 HP (170 kW) and 98 kWh (700 km WLTP). The Dual Motor will use two motors capable of producing 320 HP (240 kW); Yes, it will use the 73 kWh battery (525 km WLTP).
This leads us to think that all-wheel drive paired with the larger pack will be a combination reserved for the future PSE (Peugeot Sport Engineered) sports model. As for charging, as standard, it will reach a peak of 11 kW in alternating current (22 kW as an option) and up to 160 kW in direct current (20-80% in 30 minutes). Other points to highlight are the bidirectional V2L ( Vehicle-to-load ) charging and the regenerative braking system with three levels of retention adjustable with the paddles located behind the steering wheel.
«The launch of the Next-Level e-3008 is a fundamental step in Peugeot’s radical transformation towards a seductive 100% electric brand that sets new benchmarks in terms of design, driving pleasure, and efficiency. With its exterior design, its spectacular Peugeot Panoramic i-Cockpit®, its driving pleasure, and its unprecedented electrical performance, the Next-Level e-3008 opens a new era for Peugeot as the French brand that offers the widest range of vehicles conventional electric vehicles on the market,” declares Linda Jackson, CEO of Peugeot.
|e-3008||e-3008 Long Range||e-3008 Dual Motor|
|Power||210 hp (157 kW)||230 hp (170 kW)||320 hp (240 kW)|
|Pair||343 Nm||343 Nm||509 Nm|
|Battery||73 kWh||98 kWh||73 kWh|
|Range||525 km WLTP||700 km WLTP||525 km WLTP|