2021 Peugeot 3008 Revealed With Bold Face And Up To 300 Horsepower

The compact crossover segment in Europe is fiercely competitive, as virtually every brand wants to be a part of the action now that customers are ditching sedans and sedans. Peugeot makes arguably some of the most attractive crossovers in the industry, and the 3008 is a prime example of great design, especially if we’re talking about the second generation.

The 2017 European Car of the Year is entering the second phase of its lifecycle with a facelift aimed at keeping the 3008 fresh and competitive in a tough market. The toe-in and tuck-in aligns the compact crossover with recent models wearing the lion badge by adopting a similar headlight setup with the daytime running lights extending all the way down. We saw this look on the recent 208 supermini and the gorgeous 508 fastback, while the smaller 2008 crossover features a similar design theme.

Another obvious change is the adoption of a significantly larger grille with a frameless design and extending below the redesigned headlights. You will also notice that the “3008” badge has been added above the company logo to reflect the company’s current offerings while also reminiscent of classic models such as the 204 and 504 from decades ago.

As for the cabin, the i-Cockpit has been updated with a larger 10-inch touchscreen replacing the 8-inch infotainment system on the pre-facelift model. It is complemented by a fully customizable 12.3-inch digital driver display that gives the dashboard a high-tech look. Models equipped with an automatic transmission are now fitted with the selectable Normal, Sport and Eco driving modes as standard. The 3008 Hybrid allows drivers to choose between electric, hybrid, sport and 4WD modes.

There will be plenty of powertrains to choose from, with a turbocharged 1.2-liter three-cylinder gasoline engine. It produces 130 horsepower and can be used with a six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic. Upgrade to the 1.6-liter four-cylinder, and you’ll get 180 horsepower channeled to the wheels exclusively through an eight-speed car.

On the diesel side, the Peugeot 3008 facelift 2021 can be equipped with a 1.5-liter four-cylinder developing 130 hp in manual and automatic version.

Two hybrid models are available, starting with a two-wheel drive model combining a 180-horsepower thermal engine with a single 110-horsepower electric motor and an eight-speed automatic transmission. It delivers a combined output of 225 hp and 360 Nm (266 lb-ft) for a 0-62 mph (0-100 km / h) in 8.7 seconds and a top speed of 140 mph (225 km / h) .

The top-of-the-range variant thrills a 200 hp gasoline engine running with a 110 hp electric motor at the front and a 112 hp electric motor at the rear. It’s the only all-wheel-drive 3008 available and has an eight-speed automatic transmission. Combined power reaches a respectable 300 hp and 520 Nm (384 lb-ft), helping the crossover complete the sprint in 5.9 seconds to reach 235 km / h (146 mph).

Both hybrid models use a lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 13.2 kWh providing enough juice for 56 kilometers of WLTP-certified range for the two-wheel-drive model and 59 km for the all-leg variant.

Peugeot will put the updated 3008 on sale in Europe towards the end of the year.

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