The first spy images have emerged showing a disguised prototype undergoing cold-weather testing. Even with the camouflage, it's clear that the new 2008's design is heavily inspired by that of its larger 3008 sibling - so much so that many thought it might be a facelifted version of that car.
But despite the striking similarities, the car's proportions – in particular its significantly lower roofline – show that it is, in fact, the smaller SUV. The prototype appears to have a longer wheelbase than today's 2008, too, afforded by the adoption of the new, flexible CMP platform developed in conjunction with PSA's Chinese partner, Dongfeng.
As a result, interior space is expected to increase, while the interior will adapt the design and technology showcased by the 3008. The 'iCockpit' cabin concept will move to the latest version, retaining a small steering wheel but featuring digital dials on most variants, alongside a new centre console that's focused towards the driver.