The new PEUGEOT 3008 SUV
This long-awaited vehicle takes the C-SUV segment by storm, in a class of vehicles in full expansion across all regions of the globe. It takes on demanding customers looking for new and different experiences with a very strong hand. Whether by its spectacular latest-generation PEUGEOT i-Cockpit, by its exceptionally inspired design, by its optimised architectural efficiency or by its high-tech equipment, the new PEUGEOT 3008 SUV aims to assert itself from the off as a major player. It inaugurates for PEUGEOT a new SUV range for which it will be the worldwide emblem. The new PEUGEOT 3008 SUV will be the star of the PEUGEOT stand at the next Paris Motorshow where it will at last be presented to the public ahead of its worldwide launch.
When the new PEUGEOT 3008 arrives in the C SUV segment
For several years, across all segments, the SUV market is booming. In the European C-segment, still the biggest and most diverse, SUV sales have increased two and a half-fold since 2009 – the launch-date of the first generation of PEUGEOT 3008. Now, in Europe, all segments considered, one car in ten belongs to the SUV family.
A true incarnation of the modern automobile, stately, technological, creator of emotions and personal pleasure, the SUV enhances the standing of its driver and embodies values in keeping with its time. It is not only the realisation of a desire for personal expression but also a desire to demonstrate success, the looks from others reflecting ones own values. Lastly, it shows a desire for escapism and new experiences, even if the imagined excursion into the wilderness with this vehicles remains strictly fantasy!
Because today’s drivers want a renewed driving experience from their cars. For travelling time, all too often these days seen as a chore, to become a time enriched by experiences, emotions and sharing. An intuitive and sensory interaction with their machine, as if the vehicle understands the needs of its occupants and could mould itself to them. A welcoming cabin that they can personalise to be as relaxing as their own home. And which vehicle best meets these desires? The “Sport Utility Vehicle” the SUV, the concept of which has even surpassed its title to forge its own myth.
All vehicle manufacturers have understood this, and a plethora of models is available worldwide.However, the experience of driving an SUV rarely comes up to expectations. The challenge facing PEUGEOT is therefore a major one: not only to incorporate all the characteristics of the segment but above all to deliver an incredibly consistent, modern, sleek and intelligent package. With the new PEUGEOT 3008, the brand wants to position itself from the off in the C SUV segment with an eminently desirable product consistent with its best know-how and its strategy of moving upmarket. And this move up-market is confirmed first and foremost by the fitment as standard of the new PEUGEOT i-Cockpit®.
Design intelligence for practical use
This design intelligence does not end at providing vehicle occupants with the best comfort and safety features available on the market. The new PEUGEOT 3008 encourages its occupants to share unforgettable moments in it and so has to ensure maximum versatility. This wide-ranging modularity , together with its clever features have been thought out to meet all expectations and handle all situations. An unusual load? The 2/3-1/3 split-folding “Magic Flat” rear seat produces a flat load-floor. Need to keep your things separate? Want easy loading or to make the most of you leisure activities? The innovative two-position sliding floor makes for easy use of the boot space and you can even sit on it comfortably without getting dirty. An especially long load? The fold-flat passenger seat gives a load-space 3 metres long! And on all versions, the rear seat centre armrest is fitted with a ski-flap….. To this clever versatility you can add a hands-free tailgate , where with a simple movement of the foot beneath the rear bumper the motorised tailgate can be opened or closed. In fact, the ingenuity of the new PEUGEOT 3008 lends itself to all configurations!
It also benefits from an optimised architecture, opening the way for dimensions at the heart of the market but among the largest interior space!
Thus, as for the interior cabin space, the boot capacity is markedly improved over the previous generation. As well as a capacity of 520 l VDA 210, it also has one of the lowest loading heights in its class.
This optimised architecture also brings a step-change in weight . The beneficial effects of the new EMP2 platform, coupled with a genuine optimisation of the weight/volume/equipment ratio at all levels give an average weight gain of 100kg over the previous generation. The new PEUGEOT 3008 starts from kerb weights of only 1325kg for petrol and 1375kg for diesel versions.
An engine range which is powerful…and parsimonious!
All this effort expended on vehicle architecture and weight reduction is a major factor in the neverending search for reduction in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. But that is not all. Aerodynamic design and optimised external dimensions lead to an excellent CxA of 0.76 m2 (o n the best versions).
And the use of Ultra Low Rolling Resistance (ULRR) tyres in 17” and 18” or even a 19’’slimline fitment developed by Michelin (205 55 R19) also contribute to the efficiency of the new PEUGEOT 3008.
Finally, whether petrol or Diesel, the new PEUGEOT 3008 SUV in Europe benefits from a range of Euro6.1 engines which are powerful….yet give ultra-low consumption. Hence, all petrol versions are best in Class in their power range! The 1,2L PureTech 130 S&S engine posts from 115g CO2 / km whilst the 1.6L THP 165 S&S 6-speed auto emits only 129 g/km of CO2 . There are 4 power-plants in the range:
– 1.2L PureTech 130 S&S 6SMT (6-speed manual transmission) in standard and very-low consumption versions
– 1.2L PureTech 130 S&S 6-speed auto
– 1.6L THP 165 S&S 6-speed auto
For Diesels, BlueHDi technology keeps emissions for the range between 100 and 121 g/km of CO2 for power outputs of 100, 120 and 150 hp. The 1.6L BlueHDi and 2.0L BlueHDi installations are also among the best on the market:
– 1.6L BlueHDi 100 S&S BVM5
– 1.6L BlueHDi 120 S&S 6SMT (6-speed manual transmission) in standard and very-low consumption versions
– 1.6L BlueHDi 120 S&S 6-speed auto
– 2.0L BlueHDi 150 S&S 6SMT (6-speed manual transmission)
– 2.0L BlueHDi 180 S&S 6-speed auto.