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.
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.
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.