With familiar names, but completely different designs, the two SUVs were Peugeot’s big attractions at this year’s Paris Auto Show.
Recently, the French car maker changed its strategy and transformed its two MPVs into crossovers, wanting to tap into this booming segment.
Built on the EMP2 modular platform, the new 3008 claims to be up to 100 kg lighter than its predecessor. It also offers Peugeot’s i-Cockpit design language which includes a series of gizmos that transforms its cabin in a spacious, hi-tech lounge.
Expected to go on sale towards the end of the year, the 3008 will offer a wide array of petrol and diesel engine, ranging from the entry-level 130 PS 1.2-litre PureTech to the 180 PS 2.0-litre BlueHDi. There’s even a folding electric scooter available as on options, although those looking to adventure off the asphalt could opt for a folding bicycle.
Although the 5008 has transformed into an SUV as well, albeit a more large one, it still hasn’t f forgotten its practical roots, with Peugeot describing it as the first model of its kind to offer the modularity of an MPV.
The 5008 offers the same engines as th 3008, features the i-Cockpit philosophy and is lighter than its forebear because it sits (you guessed it!) on an enlarged version of the new EMP2 platform.