15 January 2009
Peugeot 3008 (2008 - 2016)

Peugeot 3008

Peugeot unveils 3008 cross over

15 January 2009 - First seen as a concept at last years Paris Motorshow (Prologue Hybrid 4) Peugeot's new 3008 cross-over vehicle has now been revealed. The 3008 is based on Peugeot's short wheelbase platform 2, which was chosen due to its exceptional rigidity and excellent acoustic and vibration properties. The 3008 range will go on sale in the UK at the end of 2009.

At the Paris Motor Show, the Prologue Hybrid 4 concept car was presented with a 2.0 litre HDi FAP engine with a power of 163 bhp and an electric motor with a maximum capacity of 37 bhp providing a maximum torque of 300 Nm at the front and 200 Nm at the rear. Despite this performance, its fuel consumption in the combined cycle is only 4.1 litres / 100 km, with CO2 emissions of just 109 g/km! This technology makes it possible to combine dynamic performance with respect for the environment, while at the same time maintaining the benefits of a spacious vehicle.

Peugeot 3008 (2008 - 2016)

Another important benefit is that there are no mechanical connections between the front diesel engine and the rear electric motor, everything is controlled electronically 'by-wire'. This avoids any architectural constraints affecting the interior space and style of the passenger compartment.

The HYbrid 4 technology, which is still under development, was incorporated into the T84 programme from the very outset, since it is fully consistent with the approach adopted for the vehicle. In accordance with the announcement made at the Paris Motor show, the 3008 will be the Group's first vehicle to be equipped with Hybrid 4 technology. The commercial launch of this four wheel drive hybrid cross-over is planned between now and 2011.

Inside the 3008 offers occupants nearly 50 litres of storage space, three 12v power connections and according to the version, the rear occupants can also benefit from side sun-blinds and / or dark tinted windows.

Peugeot 3008 (2008 - 2016)

The 3008 benefits from an accessible and intelligent load space. Access is made easy by the split tailgate of which the lower tailgate flap can become a seat or be used to support a weight of 200 kg. Inside the load area floor can easily be compartmentalised thanks to the cleverly designed floor with its three adjustable positions. The load area has a constant width of 1,030 mm and a capacity of 512 litres or 1604 litres with the rear seats folded. On certain models the load area interior light is also a rechargeable portable torch as in the 308 SW.

To assist the driver the 3008 can be equipped with a 'Head Up Display' which communicates all essential information such as vehicle speed, cruise control/speed limiter and distance alert information. The Distance Alert coupled with the 'Head Up Display' uses a special radar to help the driver maintain a safe distance from the vehicle in front.

Available as standard on all engines, the 3008 is fitted with an electric parking brake enabling additional storage space to be created in the centre console. Combined with the electronic handbrake the 3008 is also available with Hill Assist for greater convenience and safety.

Peugeot 3008 (2008 - 2016)

Directional bi-xenon headlamps, front and rear parking assistance, variable speed limiter / cruise control, tyre under-inflation detection, electric folding door mirrors, automatic headlamps / wipers and the full range of Peugeot's in-car entertainment and telematics systems are all available on the 3008.

On versions fitted with the two highest performance engines (1.6 litre THP petrol engine and a new 2.0 litre HDi FAP diesel engine) an all new Dynamic Roll Control system has been developed. The 'Outdoor' abilities of the 3008 are strengthened through a traction control system: Grip Control. The system consists of an upgraded traction control system with five operation modes and special mud and snow tyres. The driver is, therefore, able to optimise the traction of both front wheels, enabling the vehicle to have a genuine ability to overcome difficult situations where the wheels have little grip.

Braking is assured by large 283 x 16 mm ventilated discs on 1.6 VTi and 1.6 litre HDi FAP versions and 302 x 26 mm discs on other models. Rear brakes are 268 x 12 mm solid discs and ESP is fitted as standard which includes traction control, hill assist, stability control, ABS, electronic brake force distribution and emergency brake assist.

Peugeot 3008 (2008 - 2016)

Six power train options will be available between launch and the autumn of 2009.

  • 2.0 litre HDi FAP: 150 bhp – six-speed manual gearbox
  • 2.0 litre HDi FAP: 163 bhp – six-speed automatic gearbox
  • 1.6 litre HDi FAP: 110 bhp – six-speed manual gearbox
  • 1.6 litre HDi FAP: 110 bhp – six-speed electronically controlled manual gearbox
  • 1.6 litre THP: 150 bhp – six-speed manual gearbox
  • 1.6 litre VTi : 120 bhp – five-speed manual gearbox

The structure and restraint systems are designed to achieve a five star rating under the new 2009 EuroNCAP standards. Six airbags are available combined with five three-point inertia reel seatbelts and an audible fasten seat belt warning system. The two outer rear seats are also fitted with Isofix child seat mountings.