Yes, Peugeot is going to return to the United States and Canada for the first time since the early 1990s, but they’re still a few years away from doing so. This brings us the obvious question of ‘what was this 3008 doing in Detroit?’
Snapped by a Redditer who claims to have panicked the driver of the French compact crossover when he saw the camera, allegedly making him run a red light, it looks like it could blend into the scenery quite easily.
As for the answer to the above question, it may be related to a number of things, such as testing of parts conducted by another company. However, we cannot exclude Peugeot looking for an early piece of the crossover action on this side of the Atlantic Ocean either.
Chances are, we’ll never find out what it’s doing so far away from home, but we will remind you that the compact crossover a potential candidate for launching in North America. Just a couple of months ago, Peugeot CEO, Jean-Philippe Imparato, said that “when we launched the 3008, the feedback we got, including form California, was ‘wow, this car is super’”.
Other Peugeots that may be eligible for crossing the pond are the 508 mid-size sedan and estate, the 5008 seven-seat crossover and perhaps the 308 compact hatch. The latter is in for a significant makeover and could launch here as a potential Volkswagen Golf and Toyota Corolla Hatchback rival.