Beijing 2016: Peugeot 3008 gets an update

Beijing 2016: Peugeot 3008 gets an update image

Text: Anton Andres / Photos: Inigo S. Roces | posted April 26, 2016 11:25

To feature second-gen i-Cockpit dash

Peugeot has given the 3008 one last refresh just before the all-new model arrives next year. Debuting in China, the MPV-crossover mix gets a new front end treatment and more technologies which will appear in the second-generation model.

As mentioned above, the 3008 gets a new front fascia. The updated model now follows Peugeot's current design language, kicked off by the 308 hatchback. It now incorporates the grill to the center and eliminating the flush front end of the current model. The hood has been reshaped too, giving it a more squared-off look. Its front bumper has completely been redesigned too with its repositioned foglight housings and slimmer air dam. The rest of the car's body carries over unchanged.

Inside, the updated 3008 is the first Peugeot model to incorporate the second-generation i-Cockpit dash layout. Its instrument cluster has been repositioned for “less eye movement” and features a digital display to serve as its vehicle information screen. Peugeot has also added  Visio-Park II offering a 360° view around the vehicle and collision risk alert.

At the time of writing, Peugeot has yet to confirm the engine lineup but will likely share the same powertrains seen in the 308 sedan and hatchback. Engine options include a turbocharged 1.2 liter three cylinder, a naturally aspirated 1.6 liter block and a turbocharged 1.6 liter called THP.