Peugeot have officially announced their lineup for this year’s Paris Auto Show, which will include the 2008, 3008 and 5008.
Unveiled at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show and assembled in Mulhouse, the facelifted Peugeot 2008 is equipped with a long list of features that include Apple CarPlay, MirrorLink, rearview camera, Active City Brake and Park Assist. Power comes from a range of PureTech and BlueHDi engines, which are Euro 6 compliant.
Peugeot’s answer to the Nissan Qashqai and Renault Kadjar is called 3008 and it was presented at the end of spring. The compact SUV is put together in Sochaux and offers customers the opportunity to go for either a folding electric scooter or a folding bicycle, both of which are designed to integrate perfectly into the boot and have the vehicle recharge their batteries when running. Fitted with a long list of active safety systems, the new 3008 will be presented in Paris too, and the first deliveries will start towards the end of the year.
Carrying the same name, but a completely different design, the new Peugeot 5008 is on the company’s list of premieres as well. It is underpinned by the same modular EMP2 platform as the new 3008 and it comes with more generous proportions over its predecessor, being positioned in the “large seven-seater C segment”, according to the automaker. Produced in Rennes, the all-new 5008 will hit international markets next spring.
Designed in collaboration with Peugeot Style Center, the new Peugeot 3008 DKR will be present under the spotlight in the French capital, before racing in the 2017 Dakar Rally. Serving as a replacement for the 2008 DKR, the racer resembles the 3008 crossover and is powered by a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 diesel engine. Grabbing the wheel in Morocco next month, where the team will put it through its paces, will be Carlos Sainz.
Peugeot will also display, during the 2016 Paris Auto Show, the 108 Top and 208 Roland Garros, the Traveller, 508 Business, iOn and a bicycle with electric assist. Moreover, the French will bring the Fractal Concept car to the event too, an electric vehicle with a futuristic design, which was unveiled last year at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
The 208 GTi, 308 GTi and 208 WRX will be visible on the brand’s stand as well, and so will the i-Cockpit, which was launched in the new 3008 and 5008. Visitors to Peugeot’s booth will get to test its driving aids with a virtual reality headset and then to experience the Focal hi-fi sound system, which is featured in the new 3008, while heading to the lounge area, they will discover “all the services offered by MyPeugeot”.