2017 Peugeot 3008

2017 Peugeot 3008
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A bold reinterpretation of the previous MPV-like crossover, now with an SUV appearance

Introduced in 2008 as a compact crossover with MPV-like styling, the Peugeot 3008 has just received a major makeover for the 2017 model year. The new exterior design and the revamped interior aren’t the only major changes for the nameplate. The 3008 also ditched PSA’s PF2 platform in favor of the more recent EMP2 architecture. The new underpinnings, which cost PSA roughly $708 million to develop, have already been launched in the new 308 and 408 models. More importantly, the 3008 has been moved into a new segment, being restyled into a compact SUV.

Set to compete against the Nissan Qashqai and the likes, the new 3008 features a bold exterior design crafted around the company’s new styling language. The overhauled interior adopted the i-Cockpit technology and offers more room than ever before and a bunch of state-of-the-art gadgets. As with most Peugeots, the new 3008 comes with a plethora of gasoline and diesel engines covering both highly efficient and sporty needs. The mini SUV also features a standard Focal sound system, a first for the auto industry, and an array of fancy features you wouldn’t normally expect in this segment. But more about that in the full review below.

The new 3008 will make its public debut at the 2016 Paris Motor Show in October and will go on sale in the United Kingdom starting in November, with first deliveries due in January 2017. The crossover will be sold in other markets as well, but not in the United States, where Peugeot has yet to return.

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Peugeot Launches a New Plug-In Hybrid Engine Range for the 3008 and 508

Peugeot Launches a New Plug-In Hybrid Engine Range for the 3008 and 508

Up to 30 miles on electricity alone

French automaker Peugeot just unveiled a few brand-new hybrid drivertrains for three of its vehicles. Called Hybrid and Hybrid4, these new powertrains will be available for the 508 sedan, 508 SW wagon, and the 3008 crossover by Autumn of 2019.

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8 Cars With Amazing Front Wheel Drive Systems That Prove You Don't Always Need AWD

8 Cars With Amazing Front Wheel Drive Systems That Prove You Don’t Always Need AWD

Have you ever seen a front wheel drive car making a one wheel burnout? You have? Great! That’s the problem many manufacturers have been trying to circumnavigate or completely resolve on FWD cars. Not so much to deter you from making one wheel burnouts, but to make the car corner better and safer with putting down the power to the wheel that actually has some grip. The reason a FWD car (or any car for that matter) tends to send power to the wheel with least grip is the so-called open differential - a system designed to send power to the wheel with 50 percent of power reaching one wheel and 50 percent the other. However, as opposite wheels on cars must spin at different rates (like when cornering), the open differential cannot be locked, thus allowing for some extreme tendencies to send the power through the path of least resistance. Simply said - to the wheels with the least grip. Using this system saves a ton in R&D, the simple design of open differential makes it cheap to produce, and it doesn’t put too much strain on the various drivetrain elements. However, some tend to make fun of open diffs. “They are just like a one-wheel drive.” Is there any truth to this? After all, the power always goes to the wheel with the least resistance.

While an open diff works great in normal conditions (on a surface and in conditions that provide similar grip to both wheels,) more extreme circumstances (cornering fast, driving on slippery surfaces and the like) do limit its effectiveness fast. That is why manufacturers found a number of ways to circumnavigate these problems with mechanical means. Those cars using systems to defeat the limitations of open diffs are usually in the upper echelons of the car world, and I am presenting you nine of them.

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Wallpaper of the Day: 2018 Peugeot 3008 DKR Maxi

Wallpaper of the Day: 2018 Peugeot 3008 DKR Maxi

It’s not always about being pretty

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2018 Peugeot 3008 DKR Maxi

2018 Peugeot 3008 DKR Maxi

The French automaker’s shot at a three-peat exit from the Dakar

This coming January, lovers of dirt-flavored racing will once again turn their attention to the Southern Hemisphere as the infamous Dakar Rally hits South America for the tenth year running. 2018 marks the 40th anniversary of the event, once again promising a grueling 10,000 km (6,214 miles) of racing over some of the most difficult terrain Mother Nature can produce. The outlined route will lead teams through Peru, Bolivia, and Argentina, challenging competitors with steep sand dunes, craggy boulder fields, twisting tarmac, and impossibly high mountain passes. This is one of the ultimate tests of man and machine, but Peugeot looks ready for anything. The French automaker took top honors in the Dakar earlier last year, giving it back-to-back victories between 2016 and 2017. Now, the French automaker is looking for a three-peat with this – the updated 3008 DKR Maxi. The “brand-new racing lion” might carry the same name as the road-going Peugeot 3008, but it’s far removed from what you get in dealers, bringing the heat thanks to a host of impressive motorsport cues courtesy of Peugeot Sport, all aimed at ultimate victory over terra firma.

The Peugeot 3008 DKR Maxi has undergone extensive testing in Morocco, Portugal, and France to prepare for the 2018 Dakar event, logging more than 18,000 test km (11,185 miles) over the past year. What’s more, Team Peugeot Total has once again assembled a dream team of talent for the driver’s roster, including names like Peterhansel, Loeb, Sainz, and Despres. Still – the Dakar is unpredictable at best. Will the new 3008 DKR once again have what it takes to snag another win?

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Peugeot Willing to Consider a 3008 GTi, but There's a Catch

Peugeot Willing to Consider a 3008 GTi, but There’s a Catch

A GTi variant would give Peugeot a huge step up over BMW’s X1

Peugeot has made some serious changes in its design Philosophy over the past few years. The brand has effectively gone from building boring and ugly MPVs to awesome looking SUVs and Crossovers. With the 5008 also completely overhauled into a crossover, Peugeot has practically phased out the MPV from its lineup. The new, second-gen 3008 is starting life as a 2017 model and will be available as a standard 3008, the 3008 GT Line, and the range-topping GT. But, there could be an even hotter, more performance-oriented 3008 GTi in the pipeline, but that all depends on whether or not the range-topping 3008 GT performs well on the market.

See, the 3008 GT, is powered by a 2.0-liter, BlueHDi, four-cylinder that delivers a fair 177 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. That’s not bad for a compact SUV, but today consumers seem to be more interested in performance than ever. It’s makes choosing between a range-topping model and mid-level model much more difficult as going with a lower-ranged vehicle often comes with a pretty serious sacrifice to performance. Marion David, the Project Manager for the 3008, to Auto Express. “GT is the fastest version for now, but if it does very well, then we will look at a higher-level version. People are moving down from more expensive cars, and they still want the good performance.”

And, he’s absolutely right. But, Peugeot just spent a lot of money revamping its lineup and reorganizing itself, so looking at the sales performance of the 3008 GT as a determining factor makes a lot of sense. Since the 2008 uses the EMP2 platform, which also supports the 308, Peugeot could very easily use some of the chassis and powertrain components from the 308 hatchback without digging too deep into its own pockets. That being the case, a 3008 GTi could use the same 1.6-liter, turbocharged, four-cylinder from the 308 GTi. It delivers as much as 270 horsepower and 243 pound-feet of torque, and would certainly give the 3008 a decisive edge should a GTi version enter production.

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2017 Peugeot 3008 GT

2017 Peugeot 3008 GT

A daring alternative to the BMW X1

The second-generation Peugeot 3008 arrived in 2016 as a radical departure from its predecessor. Redesigned into a compact crossover — the original 3008 was more of an MPV — the new hauler featured daring, sporty exterior styling and an interior packed with premium features previously not available in a Peugeot. The French company retained most of the small-displacement engines offered in the first-gen model, but revised them for improved performance and fuel economy and reduced carbon-dioxide emissions. Just like the 308 hatchback, the 3008 received a sportier GT Line trim and a range-topping GT model.

Designed for drivers who want to stand out in a crowd, the 3008 GT gained a bunch of exclusive exterior features for a more stylish appearance and a more premium interior enhanced by full-grain leather, real wood, and high-end stitching. Although it’s not hugely different from the standard model, the GT has just enough little touches to make it different, and the more luxurious interior places it higher on the premium market — an area where no Peugeot has dared to enter in recent decades.

The new crossover is set to debut at the 2016 Paris Motor Show alongside the GT Line, which will bridge the gap between the standard model and the GT. Until that happens, let’s have a closer look at Peugeot’s new proposition for the premium compact crossover niche and find out how it stacks up against its competitors.

Continue reading to learn more about the Peugeot 3008 GT.

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2017 Peugeot 3008

2017 Peugeot 3008

A bold reinterpretation of the previous MPV-like crossover, now with an SUV appearance

Introduced in 2008 as a compact crossover with MPV-like styling, the Peugeot 3008 has just received a major makeover for the 2017 model year. The new exterior design and the revamped interior aren’t the only major changes for the nameplate. The 3008 also ditched PSA’s PF2 platform in favor of the more recent EMP2 architecture. The new underpinnings, which cost PSA roughly $708 million to develop, have already been launched in the new 308 and 408 models. More importantly, the 3008 has been moved into a new segment, being restyled into a compact SUV.

Set to compete against the Nissan Qashqai and the likes, the new 3008 features a bold exterior design crafted around the company’s new styling language. The overhauled interior adopted the i-Cockpit technology and offers more room than ever before and a bunch of state-of-the-art gadgets. As with most Peugeots, the new 3008 comes with a plethora of gasoline and diesel engines covering both highly efficient and sporty needs. The mini SUV also features a standard Focal sound system, a first for the auto industry, and an array of fancy features you wouldn’t normally expect in this segment. But more about that in the full review below.

The new 3008 will make its public debut at the 2016 Paris Motor Show in October and will go on sale in the United Kingdom starting in November, with first deliveries due in January 2017. The crossover will be sold in other markets as well, but not in the United States, where Peugeot has yet to return.

Continue reading to learn more about the 2017 Peugeot 3008.

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2011 Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4

2011 Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4

Peugeot has unveiled the new3008 HYbrid4, the world’s first diesel "full hybrid" vehicle. The new model’s hybrid powertrain combines a 2.0 liter 163 bhp HDi diesel engine and a 37 bhp electric motor. It offers a Combined Drive Cycle fuel consumption of 74.4mpg and CO2 emissions of 99g/km. The engine is mated to an electronically-controlled manual six-speed sequential gearbox.

To operate the diesel-powered, full hybrid vehicle, the driver has a choice between four modes: Auto, ZEV (Zero Emissions Vehicle), Four Wheel Drive, and Sport. The Auto mode is the most fuel efficient because it utilizes both the diesel engine and the electric motor. The ZEV mode is obviously used when the driver wants to utilize the electric motor by itself. In this mode, the diesel engine will only kick in when the vehicle accelerates quickly. The FWD drive allows the diesel engine to power the front wheels while the electric motor powers the rear wheels. Last, but not least, is the Sport mode. This mode is ideal when the driver wants to make "quicker gear changes at higher engine speeds than normal mode".

The Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4 also comes equipped with a Stop & Start system. This system allows the diesel engine to "rest" while the vehicle is at a standstill. The vehicle can then be smoothly and effortlessly started back up, all while improving fuel consumption and emissions.

Press release after the jump.

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2009 Peugeot 3008

2009 Peugeot 3008

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.

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Peugeot 3008 will debut at the Paris Auto Show

Peugeot 3008 will debut at the Paris Auto Show

Peugeot will unveil the 3008 model - a small minivan which would also have a four-by-four version - at the Paris Auto Show this autumn. It will be based on the 308 small car that was launched last year.

A spokesman for Peugeot declined comment but added the brand would have several novelties at the Paris car show in October and said the platform 2, on which 308 is based, was likely to be used for other models as well.

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Peugeot 3008 to be launched in 2010

Peugeot 3008 to be launched in 2010

Peugeot will launch the 3008 SUV in 2010. It will come to compete with models like Ford Kuga, Nissan Qashqai and Volkswagen Tiguan.

It’s design will be inspired by its big brother, the 4007. The 3008 will be offered in 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 versions, with base models front-drive only, to keep emissions and fuel consumption as low as possible.

The future SUV will be offered with a mix of 1.6-litre turbo petrol and diesel engines.

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Peugeot 3008 SUV to be launched at the end of 2009

Peugeot 3008 SUV to be launched at the end of 2009

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.

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