New Peugeot 3008 hybrid SUV leaked online
Pictures of the updated Peugeot 3008 have leaked online, previewing what the facelifted family car will look like when it arrives in showrooms next year.
The changes, including new LED lights at the front and a larger infotainment screen inside, will also be applied to the recently launched plug-in hybrid model – with prices for the electrified SUV starting from around £37,000.
The images, posted on a French Peugeot fan forum, appear to show the revised car in full. It appears the car will adopt a similar look to its smaller Peugeot 2008 (and e-2008) sibling, with a revised lighting signature and fang-style LED daytime running lights. The wider grille now merges with the headlights, with a pair of thinner air intakes set low in the front bumper.
There are fewer changes at the rear, where the car looks to adopt little more than a set of mildly tweaked light clusters. There are new, more aero-efficient wheels, but that’s where the external updates end.
It’s not clear whether Peugeot will offer additional paint, trim or upholstery options, but it looks as if top-spec models will get a larger central infotainment display. These pictures don’t suggest the new 3008 will adopt the 208 and 2008’s 3D digital instrument cluster, but official information may contradict that when the car is revealed at a later date.
Elsewhere, it’s likely the revised 3008 will gain a suite of new safety and technology features, as well as extra connectivity options for range-topping cars. Expect ‘live’ services to feature prominently, allowing for innovative sat-nav rerouting technology and up-to-date fuel prices to be displayed on the central screen.
As is the case with the current car, we expect the 2021 Peugeot 3008 to be offered with a range of petrol and diesel engines, as well as a pair of plug-in hybrid powertrains: a front-wheel-drive 'Hybrid' model with 222bhp and a 'Hybrid4' version with 296bhp and all-wheel drive. The outgoing model offers up to 40 miles of electric range and the 13.2kWh battery can be fully charged from a 7.4kW home wallbox in an hour and 45 minutes.
There are currently no plans to launch an electric version of the current (or facelifted) 3008. But it’s thought an all-new version of the car, due on sale in 2023, will sit on the PSA Group's new eVMP mechanical platform – opening up the possibility of a zero-emissions 3008 at that point.