Text: Marcus De Guzman / Photos: Peugeot | posted May 23, 2016 19:17
New-generation Peugeot 3008 gets major redesign
Peugeot's second-generation C-segment 3008 crossover has been revealed. Sporting a sleeker, more aggressive exterior, along with a new i-Cockpit design, the all-new 3008 is the first of Peugeot's upcoming new SUV range.
Starting with the exterior, the 2017 3008 now conforms to the brand's current design philosophy. The front fascia takes styling cues from the 308 and recently refreshed 2008 It gets the signature headlights, Lion emblem and smiling grill. Also present up front is a more pronounced hood, new foglights and larger air intakes.
Compared to the first generation 3008, the new-generation model now has a more crossover profile thanks to the redesigned shape. Peugeot also claimed it has a high waist line, new side protection moldings, larger alloy wheels and a raised ground clearance. The rear, on the other hand, gets claw-like taillights, new tailgate, roof-mounted spoiler and a wide rear bumper.
Inside, the new 3008 now features Peugeot's new-generation i-Cockpit interior which was revealed last month. According to the automaker, it has a more compact steering wheel which is upholstered in leather and has chrome inlays. The distinct instrument panel has been retained but now features a 12.3-inch fully digital display. It has five display modes and can be personalized to suit every driver's style.
At the center is an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system which will come with several features like: 3D Navigation, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, MirrorLink and voice recognition as such. Also present are toggle switches that control certain functions of the 3008 like hazard lights, automatic climate control, window defogger, etc. Other features that will be available in the new 3008 are: panoramic sunroof, Focal audio system and body-hugging front seats with 8-way massage function.
There will be a range of gasoline- and diesel-powered engines that will be available for the 2017 3008 though Peugeot has yet to detail them. However, the company did state they are all Euro6 compliant and will roll on Ultra Low Rolling Resistance tires for better fuel efficiency.
Depending on the model, a myriad of safety features can be fitted on the all-new 3008. Part of the Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), the new-generation crossover can be had with the following: Active Safety Brake and Distance Alert, Active Lane Departure Warning, Driver Attention Warning, Automatic Adaptive Headlights and Active Cruise Control as such.
The 2017 Peugeot 3008 will be making its official debut at this year's Paris Motor Show.