Peugeot 3008 Gets New Styling And 2021 PHEV Version< Back to blog
The Peugeot 3008 has come a long way since its pre-facelifted first generation hit the streets in 2008. Now, 11 years on and with a second generation of Peugeot‘s beloved compact SUV, we’re being treated to more improvements on the car and even getting a more environmentally-friendly plug-in hybrid version for 2021.
Improved: Peugeot 3008 highlights
The first thing you’ll notice about the revised Peugeot 3008 is its restyled front end. It’s now christened with a frameless grille which defies tradition in the slickest fashion, spreading across the bonnet in a two-style look which looks very cool.
Improvements don’t stop there, either. A new set of vertical LED daytime running lights double up as indicator lights too to add further aggressive styling to the car.
On a less sporty note, some more subtle changes have been made to the exterior. This includes the model name being positioned above the grille, whereas previous models only had the brand name on the old grille frame. You’ll even get a smart set of 17″ alloy wheels as standard, with bigger ones likely to be found on more athletic, range-topping trims.
Don’t think that the French manufacturer has neglected the rear of the 3008. Added back there are sequential indicators, which help make it clearer where you’re turning. On top of this, LED brake and reversing lights and a smoked light cover.
In recent years Peugeot’s range of vehicles have shot up the hypothetical league table for scoring car interiors.
Even Groupe PSA’s subsidiary manufacturer DS, renowned for its luxury models and similarly-styled interiors, is in Peugeot’s designer’s crosshairs.
Stealing the limelight inside the 3008 is the brand’s very best i-Cockpit digital dashboard. The same 12.3″ head-up instrument display comes as standard on every model, but it’s received some rendering and the graphics have been improved.
So, even the similarly-priced Volvo XC40 and Volkswagen Tiguan are made to look a little outdated by the 3008’s media improvements. Both these cars have smaller screens than the standard 10″ display which Peugeot has increased the size of by two inches from the previous model.
Peugeot 3008 PHEV
What do we know about the new Peugeot 3008 plug-in hybrid? Well, for starters the drivetrain is a combination of a 13.2kWh lithium-ion battery, 108bhp electric motor and a 178bhp PureTech 1.6-litre petrol engine. Together, total power output for this PHEV model is a proficient 222bhp.
A more powerful, four-wheel drive 3008 hybrid already exists in the range – the Hybrid4 300. It comes with 74bhp more than the new 2021 hybrid model, but both cars share the same battery which can be charged fully in one hour and 45 minutes when you use a 7.4kW charger.
The only other difference between the two is that the Hybrid4 300 can travel two miles more on electric-only power (37 miles instead of 35 miles).
There are three available trims for the latest Peugeot 3008, two less than on previous models. This makes it a little less complicated to choose your ideal version, a trend which many manufacturers are taking on board in a ‘less is more’ approach to appeal to new car buyers who are about to navigate the labyrinth that is the car market.
An entry-level Active trim comes packed with great standard technology, including keyless start, dual-zone air con, front parking sensors and folding door mirrors.
It’s not yet clear what the other specifications in the line-up will feature, but we’ll keep you up to date with the latest news as it’s released by Peugeot.
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