All-new version ditches the MPV flavour of its predecessor for a harder-edged SUV-style look; updated with new official video

Peugeot is hoping to take a bigger slice of the UK’s booming crossover/SUV market with the new 3008, which is set to go on sale from November.

The second-generation 3008 features a more aggressive-looking SUV-like exterior, a larger boot, new safety and assistance technology and Peugeot’s latest i-Cockpit design.

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Peugeot first previewed the new 3008’s exterior design with the Quartz concept at the 2014 Paris motor show and the concept’s muscular lines are evident in the production model. Although the first 3008 was little more than a raised MPV, this new version takes on a more muscular, SUV shape.

The new 3008 sits on the PSA Group’s EMP2 modular platform, which is said to have contributed to weight savings of up to 100kg compared with the old car. The dimensions make it roughly the same size as key rivals such as the Kia Sportage and Hyundai Tucson.

There’s also 50mm more ground clearance than before, although the 3008’s overall height is unchanged.

Key to the 3008’s futuristic look is its interior, which features the latest iteration of Peugeot’s i-Cockpit design.

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Echoing similar moves from Audi and Volkswagen, Peugeot has fitted the 3008 with a 12.3in digital display instead of conventional dials. Coupled with a separate 8.0in touchscreen infotainment system, the displays can be configured by the driver to show different information.

Peugeot has increased rear knee room and the 3008’s boot is even bigger than before. Indeed, with the rear seats folded forwards, there’s a fairly sizeable 1824 litres on offer. The new boot also comes with a sliding floor section that is said to make loading bulky items easier.

As well as giving the 3008 a more aerodynamic shape and low-rolling-resistance tyres in a bid to improve its energy efficiency, Peugeot is also offering an upgraded range of engines with better fuel economy and lower CO2 emissions than before.

There are 1.2-litre and 1.6-litre petrol units but most UK buyers are likely to take the 118bhp 1.6-litre diesel, which emits 100g/km of CO2 and is claimed to return more than 70mpg.

Three trim levels have been confirmed - Access, Active, Allure - but more are due to be added in the coming months.

When the 3008 goes on sale, it’s expected to cost around £21,000. That’s a small premium over the current car, which is priced from £20,295. It also makes the new 3008 more expensive than both the Kia Sportage, which starts at £18,000, and the Hyundai Tucson, which is priced from £18,995.

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23 May 2016
Sharp, original styling (even if the front is a tad busy), spacious glass house for better visibility and a stylish interior. Combined with some good engines and a lower weight maker this an impressive effort from Peugeot. Just have to hope the ride and handling is decent.

28 June 2016
I understand the appeal for your average punter with zero interest in cars, but to see such praise for this car on an enthusiast website is depressing. What is wrong with you people? Yet another dirty diesel SUV and your suburban hearts are racing. Dear me.

23 May 2016
An interesting alternative if it drives as well as it ought to. Much rather have this than a fridge on wheels from the VW stable.

23 May 2016
androo wrote:

An interesting alternative if it drives as well as it ought to. Much rather have this than a fridge on wheels from the VW stable.

Haha at least I can change the HVAC controls without having to surf through a myriad of menus whilst taking my eyes off the road. Technology for technologys sake.

23 May 2016
I wonder if they'll make it 4WD with a hybrid in the future.

23 May 2016
It does look good, but at least VW group make their cars work with new phones. My wife has a 6 month old 108 with Mirrorlink (which Peugeot state will be in this new 3008). But Peugeot have not updated the software for 2 years so unless you have an old phone it does not connect!! Appalling and Peugeot UK just don't care once they have your money (even though the website says updates coming soon, hence why we bought it....). So I'm wary of their new technology claims for this 3008.

 

 

 

23 May 2016
Deputy wrote:

It does look good, but at least VW group make their cars work with new phones. My wife has a 6 month old 108 with Mirrorlink (which Peugeot state will be in this new 3008). But Peugeot have not updated the software for 2 years so unless you have an old phone it does not connect!! Appalling and Peugeot UK just don't care once they have your money (even though the website says updates coming soon, hence why we bought it....). So I'm wary of their new technology claims for this 3008.

I had a C1 as a courtesy car (rather decent little car, better than I thought), and found the set up worked perfectly well. Is it the same as the setup in the 208/2008/308? I would suspect it would be different, as the C1/108 are tied with Toyota

23 May 2016
A new nose job from the DS3, new tail lights and glue on a bit of premium inside and its the DS SUV the brand desperately needs.

23 May 2016
Rather like this, although the front is a little fussy compared to recent Peugeot designs. Overall, it has more going for it than a Qashqai. Inside looks good as well

23 May 2016
Much more appealing than the existing car although that bull nose looks very odd in some of the other photos I have seen. Can't say that I instantly prefer it to an Ateca or Tiguan but it will grow on me I'm sure. At a starting price of £21k though, it would compete with the X-Trail and that would be hard to ignore.

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