Among the latest projects carried out by Gilles Vidal before he packed up his bags for Renault’s design, the facelift of the 3008 has just been unveiled. As this is a vehicle sold which is a phenomenon having already attracted more than 800,000 motorists since its launch at the end of 2016 and which ensures comfortable margins thanks to the high mix of superior finishes, Peugeot has limited risk-taking. The Sochaux builder has above all been keen to strengthen its personality through a style that continues to flourish and to enrich its technological content.
This is how the 3008 adopts the latest stylistic changes that appeared on the recent 508 and 2008. Now frameless, the grille is extended in the form of fins to the redesigned optics. These are crossed by a vertical light ring that has the effect of a scar. Glossy black side scoops complete the shield. Result: the 3008 adopts an even more carnivorous look.
This is even truer with the GT and GT Pack versions which receive full LED headlamps benefiting from the cornering light function (EVS) which optimizes visibility up to 90 km / h. Guaranteed effect also for those who will follow the new 3008: the light signature of the rear lights adopts a 3D effect, the indicators are scrolling and the optics are covered with a transparent smoked glass. From the top-of-the-range GT and GT Pack finishes, Peugeot offers the even more aggressive “Black Pack” version as an option. It can be recognized by its black grille, front fender trims and shiny black rear fascia strip, satin black roof bars, black door sills and 19-inch varnished black rims.
On board, we find the i-Cockpit dear to Peugeot, but its definition has been redesigned in favor of enhanced refinement. The improvements center around the adoption of a better-quality instrument cluster, a 10-inch multimedia display and more opulent trim. The GT and GT Pack versions have a choice of red nappa leather or mixed textile / suede upholstery with the most beautiful effect. Together with the dark lime wood decor, this creates a very tasteful ambience. In addition, the combustion engine versions equipped with the automatic transmission now have access to the driving mode selector (Normal, Sport and Eco). The 3008 takes advantage of its facelift to enrich its technological content, with, in particular, driving aids allowing level 2 autonomous driving and the night vision system making it possible to detect the presence of pedestrians and animals on the road in the dark. pavement. Simplified, the structure of the range now revolves around three finishes, Active, Allure and GT, completed for each of them with an intermediate Pack version.
The engine offer includes two petrol versions, the 130 hp 1.2-liter turbo 3-cylinder available as an 8-speed manual or automatic transmission and the 180 hp 1.6-liter 4-cylinder turbo, as well as a single diesel model, the 1.5 liter BlueHDi 130, available with both transmissions. Two plug-in hybrid versions complete the range: 225 or 300 hp. The first combines the 180 hp 1.6-liter turbo 4-cylinder engine with a 110 hp electric motor coupled to the 8-speed automatic gearbox. The second adds a second 112 hp electric motor on the rear axle. This is how the Hybrid 4 version has four-wheel drive. The latter is also available in electric mode. The 225 hp version claims a standardized consumption of 1.3 l / 100 km, or CO emissions2 of 30 g / km. The 300 hp version is approved at 1.2 km / h, which corresponds to CO emissions2 of 29 g / km.
Still produced in the Sochaux plant, the new 3008 will be marketed at the end of 2020. As for the 5008, it should in turn be equipped with the changes made to the 3008.
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