Seven years after the previous version made its debut in Europe, the third-generation Peugeot 3008 has now been formally unveiled by the French automaker, opening a new chapter for the company’s best-selling model in terms of electric drivetrains and interior technology.
It is first displayed in the all-electric form, going by the name of the E-3008 (with mild-hybrid powertrains to follow). The all-new C segment crossover is also the first-ever series production model to be based on the STLA Medium platform developed by Stellantis, the parent of Peugeot.
The brand-new Peugeot E-3008 measures 178 inches in length, 74 inches in width, and 64 inches in height. It features the distinctive three-clawed light signature of the brand both upfront and in the back, as well as an enlarged logo on the closed grille and smaller headlights tucked between the hood and frameless grille.
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The massive i-Cockpit 21-inch curved widescreen display that sits atop the dashboard and serves as both an infotainment screen and a digital instrument cluster is the focal point inside the new Peugeot E-3008. However, the Allure trim offers a slightly different setup that’s made up of two 10-inch screens integrated into a single support.
Seat heating is provided as standard on all trim levels, with the front seats getting the AGR (Aktion fur Gesunder Rucken) designation from the German Association of Doctors and Therapists that carries out research and prevention for back pain. Optionally, the front seats can also be specced with ventilation, a massage function, and adaptive side bolsters that inflate or deflate to adapt to the passenger’s size.
The new Peugeot E-3008 is available in two trim levels, Allure and GT, with three option packages and three electric powertrain choices. The first variant is comprised of a 400-volt nickel-manganese-cobalt (NMC) 73 kWh battery pack and a front-mounted permanent synchronous electric motor that makes 210 hp (157 kilowatts) and 343 Nm of torque, while the estimated driving range is 525 km on a full charge.
Next is a dual-motor version that uses the same 73 kWh battery and front motor as the previous variant but adds a 111 hp (83 kW)/166 Nm electric motor on the rear axle for a combined power output of 320 hp (240 kW). The estimated driving range for this version is also 525 km, which is the same as the single-motor variant, indicating that the rear motor may benefit from a disconnect system in some driving circumstances.
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Lastly, there is a long-range version with a bigger 98 kWh battery pack and a front-mounted electric motor that makes 230 hp (170 kW) and 343 Nm of torque, enabling a maximum range of 700 km on a full charge. There is no dual-motor option for this battery size.
Several driving modes are available to the driver, including a 4WD mode on the dual-motor variant, which distributes power to all four wheels when the road surface is slippery, but only at speeds of up to 135 km/h. Additionally, the E-3008 is also equipped with a V2L (Vehicle to Load) function, V1G Smart Charging and Regenerative Breaking.
The all-new Peugeot E-3008 will be built at the Stellantis factory in Sochaux, France, where the battery packs are also assembled, with deliveries expected to begin in Europe and other markets by the end of this year.
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