Peugeot Reveals Qashqai-Rivalling 3008 SUV [39 Pics]

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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  • c3vzn

    Well it’s bold inside and out, I’ll give it that.

  • Dennis James

    Not that bolted-on tablet again !

    • Smith

      I bet you are a Tesla fanboy and you prefer that ugly and really badly designed Tesla tablet, that looks out of place as if someone designed the car and then duck taped the tablet to the dash. One of the worst interior design exercises ever. This car is styled by automotive experts and interior designers that have actually made everything look integrated and belong.

      • Tumbi Mtika

        Who mentioned Tesla? Calm down. Goddamn…

  • TheHake

    The switchgear looks great! Just a pity about that steering/dash issue. I hope the boot opening is better than the previous one (which had a very unpractical opening shape).

  • jfalckt

    That’s a smart design, a lot more interesting to look at than rivals from VW and SEAT.

  • TOMSON

    Looks a little like a China only model, but a nice alternative

  • Six_Tymes

    very nice, good to see an suv looking different. I wish i could buy one in the states.

  • Mike Gonzalez

    the exterior looks simply terrible… the front especially is fugly
    the interior is a little nicer tho but that aint saying much

    • alexxx

      can you name one crossover in this class that is for your taste?
      cause imo this is great….

      • Mike Gonzalez

        Qashqai, Tiguan, Kadjar….

        • alexxx

          i love qashqai,imo its best car in its class,but please dont mention tiguan,its just boring design…just dont :-)))

          • Mike Gonzalez

            the new Tiguan is so nice, i hate the old one tho

  • Christian

    Same rear end as that Chinese 308 Sedan! Nice.

    • uS’gedlemba

      same as the Quartz as well yes.

  • fabri99

    Very nice, great job.

  • Sébastien

    finally some driving assistance in PSA cars, can’t wait to test drive it. not entirely sold on the new face/color… but interior looks very clean

  • R1S0

    i like the interior, but that front is hideous

  • Tumbi Mtika

    I did not think it would look this good.

  • Six Thousand Times

    I wish I were looking at the new RCZ rather than another boxy CUV.

  • ck

    Awesome design inside and out!