Positioned at the crossroads between several existing vehicles: the SUV, the MPV and hatchback, the 3008 crossover represents a new and innovative offer, not only in the Peugeot range but also in today’s car market as a whole.
The architecture of the 3008 successfully combines a single-compartment body shape with a forward-positioned front windscreen with elements borrowed from the world of the SUV, such as its lower tailgate (or hobby), its plunging side windows and its raised driving position.
At the front, the Peugeot styling genes have evolved to adapt to the car’s generous size, while at the rear the wide sculpted flanks help to visually attach the car to the road.
The 3008 will be offered with a choice of six power trains featuring two petrol engines and two HDi FAP diesel engines with output between 110 and 156 hp. All the engine are coupled to either a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 5-speed automatic one.
Press release after the jump.
Through its non-conformist approach and its resolute styling, the 3008, designed as a pioneering vehicle, offers an original solution and optimal versatility to customers in search of modernity, practicality, peace of mind and driving pleasure. Protective, versatile and status-enhancing, the Peugeot 3008, a crossover in all respects, opens up new motoring horizons.
The architecture of the 3008 successfully combines a single-compartment body shape with a forward-positioned front windscreen with elements borrowed from the world
of the SUV, such as its lower tailgate (or hobby), its plunging side windows and its raised driving position.
The vehicle’s style achieves a harmonious fusion of these different genres. Its balanced proportions and dynamic and robust lines provide an indication of the car’s innovative content. At the front, the Peugeot styling genes have evolved to adapt to the car’s generous size, while at the rear the wide sculpted fl anks help to visually attach the car to the road. Depending on the trim level, the vehicle can have off-road styling elements, in particular inserts for the sills and lower panels.
Inside its spacious interior, the driver occupies an ergonomic and particularly luxurious driving position that calls to mind the world of the luxury coupé and has some similarity to the cockpit of an aircraft.
Passengers can enjoy a generous and extremely comfortable passenger compartment (in terms of design, seats, acoustics, etc), where each occupant will feel naturally at ease.
For even greater interior brightness and visibility, they can benefi t from a large glass roof measuring 1.60 m2.
Its Multifl ex interior can be converted at will thanks to its 3-position load area floor and folding rear seats. With the latter folded, together with the front passenger backrest, the 3008 offers a perfectly fl at fl oor from the lower tailgate hobby to the fascia panel. Its load volume under the parcel shelf then increases from 512 litres (or 432 dm3 in the VDA standard) to 1,604 (or 1,241 dm3 VDA) behind the front seats.
To add to the tranquillity and safety of all its occupants, the driver can benefi t, as standard or as an option, from technology that is rarely if ever seen in this market segment: Head Up Display, Distance Alert (helps the driver to respect a safe distance between the vehicle in front according to speed), automatic electric parking brake,
hill assist, as well as a range of telematic systems with satellite navigation (WIP Nav or WIP Com 3D).
Thanks to Peugeot’s expertise and use of new technology, the 3008 offers road holding qualities worthy of the best saloon cars, no mean feat for a ‘‘spacious and tall’’ vehicle.
Every effort has been made to ensure class leading levels of road holding on all versions of the 3008, without in any way sacrifi cing passenger comfort. Indeed the 3008 will become the new benchmark in the world of spacious, compact vehicles in terms of driving pleasure and active safety.
It achieves this through its excellent body rigidity, large wheels and suspension comprising of a McPherson type front suspension and a rear suspension consisting of a rear torsion beam. Combined with two of the most effi cient engines (the 1.6 litre THP and the new 2.0 litre HDi FAP), the Dynamic Roll Control system, fi tted to the rear suspension, sets new standards in terms of body roll control while still retaining optimal damping characteristics.
Another innovation is the Grip Control system. Consisting of an advanced traction control system and special Mud & Snow tyres, it optimises the traction of both front wheels of the 3008 for real off-road driving. The driver controls the system by means of a knob with fi ve settings: Standard, Snow, Off Road (Mud/Dirt/Wet Grass), Sand and ESP off.
THE PEUGEOT 3008, AN ENVIRONMENTALLY-FRIENDLY CROSSOVER
At an early stage of the project, the search for optimal environmental effi ciency was a major priority, especially as the vehicle was a crossover.
Particular attention was paid to the car’s aerodynamics (Cx of only 0.296), weight optimisation (lightweight materials, laser welding, etc) and Michelin tyres with a low rolling resistance (derived from the 308) are fi tted to most versions.
At the heart of the 3008’s eco-effi ciency, its six power trains feature the most advanced technologies in the market segment, both for petrol (with the 1.6 litre VTi and THP engines developed in co-operation with the BMW Group) and diesel versions (1.6 and new 2.0 litre HDi fi tted with a diesel particulate emission fi lter). Fuel consumption on the most eco-friendly version is therefore reduced to only 4.9 litres/100 km or 130 g/km of CO2.
Finally, from 2011, the 3008 will be the fi rst vehicle in the PSA Peugeot Citroën Group to benefit from HYbrid4 technology, as unveiled on the Prologue HYbrid4 concept car at the last Paris Motor Show. This technology, representing a real breakthrough in terms of fuel consumption and CO2 emissions (in the order of a 35% reduction), it also allows four wheel drive thanks to front wheel drive provided by the HDi FAP diesel engine and rear wheel drive provided by an electric motor. The latter also allows an ‘‘all electric’’ drive mode, i.e. with zero emissions.