Peugeot Reveals Qashqai-Rivalling 3008 SUV [39 Pics]

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Peugeot lifted the veil off their new 3008 which is now positioned as a proper crossover to rival the likes of the Nissan Qashqai and the Seat Ateca.

This is the brand’s first model to feature the new generation Peugeot i-Cockpit design language which includes a series of measures to make the 3008’s cabin one of the friendliest places to sit in the segment.

The interior now features things like sensory buttons, advanced ambient lighting, a 12.3-inch digital display for the driver’s gauges and a separate 8.0-inch touchscreen display for the infotainment system.

Thanks to the EMP2 modular platform, the new Peugeot 3008 claims to be up to 100kg lighter than its predecessor. Despite measuring 4450mm in length, the new model also features an 80mm longer wheelbase, improving the room inside the cabin and the trunk space which is now set at 520lt, 90lt more than the outgoing model.

Customers will get to choose between two turbo petrol and four diesel options, with six-speed manual or automatic transmissions. The petrol range consists of the entry-level 1.2-litre PureTech 130 and the 1.6-litre THP 165. Diesel options include the 1.6-litre BlueHDi with 100PS and 120PS and the 2.0-litre BlueHDi with 150PS and 180PS. The range-topping petrol and diesel versions are offered exclusively with a six-speed automatic gearbox.

The new crossover will also offer the option of a folding electric scooter or a folding bicycle with electric assistance, designed to integrate perfectly into the boot of the new 3008, with the car recharging their batteries when running.

As you would expect from a modern crossover, the new 3008 comes with a wide range of active safety systems, including Active Safety Brake and Distance Alert, Driver Alert Warning, Automatic High Beam Assistance, Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop function, Active Blind Spot Monitoring System and Park Assist.

The new Peugeot 3008 will make its official debut at the Paris Motor Show in September, with first deliveries starting towards the end of the year.

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