Mention Peugeot to anyone, and most likely they will think of the small yet capable 208 hatchback or the stylish and urban 3008 crossover. Perhaps some only know about them for their outlandish design that always catches everyone's attention. But some easily forget that Peugeot is also known for going off the beaten path.
Whether it's in World Rally Championship or in Dakar, Peugeot knows how to get down & dirty. Now, Peugeot wants to channel their off-road prowess onto something built for taking on adventures / expeditions.
Say hello to this one-of-a-kind 3008 Concept that is ready to take on plenty of off-road adventures. Based off a 1.6 PureTech GT Line variant of the said crossover, it could be said that this concept appears rather normal. But unless you haven't noticed it yet, Peugeot was busy kitting out the crossover. For starters it gets huge Cooper AT3 off-road tires that are shod in 17-inch steel wheels. Then there's the front skid plates underbody protection which make the 3008 doesn't get damaged while traversing the open terrain.
Apart from those, the off-road ready 3008 also comes with a LED light bar at the top, aluminum roof rack that can stow away plenty of luggage, an ARB Simpson roof tent, and a bike rach that can store your bicycles if needed.
Under the hood is, you guessed it, a 1.6-liter turbo four-cylinder engine. Peugeot did not mention any output figures but we're guessing it produces 180 PS and 250 Nm of torque as it is based off the Puretech variant. Power is then sent to the wheels and is managed by the Advanced Grip Control technology which means the system can adjust the powertrain accordingly, depending on the terrain.
“This one-off model exemplifies the practicality and off-road ability of our best-selling SUV. With relatively minor modifications, the 3008 has tackled some tough terrain, proving the effectiveness of its Advanced Grip Control technology and demonstrating its true outdoor potential.”
Will this concept ever reach production? Peugeot is not entirely sure yet since the automaker just recently came up with this for a special project. But should it garner enough attention that customers actually want to have their new 3008 looking the same way, Peugeot should at least make several production examples of what could be their most ultimate crossover SUV.