The Peugeot 3008 SUV was supposed to be a secret until the end of 2009. But AutoExpress caught it testing in winter conditions. The 3008 SUV will join the range below the Mitsubishi-derived 4007 and will come to compete with models like the Nissan Qashqai and the Volkswagen Tiguan.
The 3008 SUV’s design will be inspired by the 308 RC Z Concept unveiled last year at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The SUV is internally known as the T8. It will be offered in both five and seven-seat configurations, with the latter featuring a third row of fold-flat chairs. Customers will also be able to choose between two and four-wheel drive on both models.
The SUV will borrow the engine line-up from the 308 line-up. These will include the turbocharged 1.6-litre seen in the 207 supermini, and shared with the new MINI line-up. Diesel models look set to account for the majority of sales, though, and the newcomer is likely to be offered with a choice of 1.6 and 2.0-litre HDi oil-burners.
Sales will start at the beginning of 2010.