Peugeot has taken the wraps off its all-new 3008 SUV at a gala event in Paris.
The new 3008 sports a fresh new design and all-new drivetrains and is said to be a modern, sleek and intelligently packaged SUV. And because it is built on the new EMP2 platform shared with the 308 hatch, the latest 3008 is on average 100kg lighter than the outgoing model.
It measures 4.45 metres in length, making it around 80mm longer than its predecessor, with most of the added length benefiting the wheelbase for improved interior comfort. Rear legroom has increased by 24mm, while rear headroom has increased by 36mm.
Inside, the next-generation i-Cockpit incorporates a high resolution 12.3-inch instrument cluster with five different display modes. There’s also an 8.0-inch tablet-like touchscreen for the main dash fascia.
While Australian specifications are yet to be confirmed, the 3008 gets a 1.2-litre PureTech producing 96kW and a 1.6-litre generating 121kW. A range of diesel engines, ranging from 74kW to 132kW are also on offer.
Kai Bruesewitz, General Manager for Peugeot Australia said the all-new 3008 continues Peugeot’s product led revival.
“The 3008 will continue Peugeot’s product led reinvention, joining the highly awarded 308 in the stable of world leading products,” said Bruesewitz.
“The 3008 brings with it many firsts; including the first SUV built on our highly applauded EMP2, the first Peugeot to feature a wireless charging dock, the first to feature a scooter and the first to feature the next generation i-Cockpit interior,
“We believe that the new Peugeot 3008 will deliver Australian customers a true French take on the SUV, one that merges leading edge technology and design with practicality and comfort.” said Bruesewitz.
The all-new 3008 is due for Australian introduction in 2017, with final specification and pricing confirmed closer to launch.