Peugeot Announces Advanced 3008 SUV
By Maddy Price
Monday, May 23, 2016 - 12:45
PEUGEOT is today announcing the new PEUGEOT 3008 SUV, its most advanced compact SUV. It brings new technology and a unique driving experience to the popular C-segment SUV market and will be revealed later this year at the Paris Motor Show in September.
Greater Space, Reduced weight
At just 4450mm in length, the new PEUGEOT 3008 SUV is one of the most compact models in its segment, offering greater passenger and luggage space over the outgoing model. With a longer wheelbase and an overall length which is just 80mm longer than the current model, interior space has greatly improved, most notably for rear occupants who now have an additional 24mm legroom, 4mm elbow room and 36mm headroom. Luggage space has also improved in the new 3008 SUV. With a luggage capacity of 520L (under the luggage cover), owners can also remove the luggage cover and fold the second row of seats flat; this results in a total luggage capacity of 1580 litres, one of the largest and most versatile load capacities in the segment.
Despite the improvements in passenger and luggage capacities, the new model is, on average, 100kg lighter than the previous generation versions. This has been achieved though intelligent design and use of materials to provide improved efficiency, better fuel economy, increased performance, a more dynamic driving experience and class leading safety. Very High Strength Steel (VHSS) and Ultra High Strength Steel (UHSS) have been used in the vehicles construction, with a thermoplastic boot floor and tailgate and aluminium wings, front suspension arms and rear seat frames. More refined engines also allow for a reduction in sound-deadening materials.
Introducing the new PEUGEOT i-Cockpit® with Amplify
To ensure owners and drivers can enjoy and exploit the full potential of their new 3008, the new model comes with the latest generation PEUGEOT i-Cockpit® which includes advanced sensory engagement for both driver and passengers.
The evolution of the PEUGEOT i-Cockpit® goes further as it features sensory buttons. Thus, and by simply pressing a dedicated key – next to the toggle buttons there is the opportunity to further enhance the driving experience: with i-Cockpit® Amplify. In this way, all the senses are immediately aroused:
- Sight – by varying the intensity of ambient lighting and the colour screens
- Hearing – via the musical ambiance settings
- Touch – via the multi-point massage embedded in the seats (with up to five programmes)
- Smell – via the aroma from the fragrance diffuser
In addition, like in the PEUGEOT 308, sight, touch and hearing benefit from the supplementary characteristics of the Driver Sport Pack.
The new PEUGEOT 3008 SUV responds to the driver’s need to stay connected while driving and the driver can navigate with confidence, due to facilities like MirrorScreen, induction Smartphone recharging (for equipment compatible with the Qi standard) and 3D connected navigation.
The 3D navigation stretches realism even further by displaying images of buildings and monuments, while taking into account the contours of the terrain. With TomTom® Traffic its connectivity gives real-time visibility of events essential to the journey and access to various other information: local weather, car-parks, service stations, etc.
With the Mirror Screen function, a Smartphone screen can be reproduced on the touch-screen to make best use of its applications. It is compatible with MirrorLink protocols (Android smartphones), Android Auto and Apple CarplayTM (iPhone 5 onwards).
The PEUGEOT Connect pack, even greater possibilities are opened up in three areas: navigation, safety (Peugeot Connect SOS & Assistance) and maintenance (PEUGEOT Connect pack teleservices).
An automotive first
For the first time in history, technology from French acoustics specialist FOCAL® will be factory fitted to a production model. Recognised worldwide for its patented innovations and unique sonic sound, the 10 speaker system with exclusive FOCAL® technology will bring a pure and defined sound to occupants.
Included are mid-range woofers with Polyglass technology for balanced and clear sound and TNF tweeters with inverted aluminium dome technology for optimal sound output and clear high-pitched notes. A 200mm Power FlowerTM subwoofer features triple coil technology for clear and dynamic reproduction of low frequencies while an active 12-channel amplifier delivers 515 watts of rich sounds, fine high frequencies and genuinely powerful bass notes.
Mobility extended: with great innovation …
In a context where access to city centres is increasingly constrained, PEUGEOT is positioned as a provider of innovative solutions for mobility issues today. It is still the only brand developing vehicles with two, three or four wheels and for the launch of the new PEUGEOT 3008 SUV can offer its customers a new range of individual mobility solutions:
- A folding scooter with electric assist (e-Kick) by MICRO
- A folding bike with electric assistance (e-Bike) by PEUGEOT
This unique offering is designed for customers seeking additional mobility solutions to and from their vehicle to help them easily make the latter stages of their journeys to their final destination. The daily life of a city dweller is transformed with the potential for much less stress, and possibly a bit of fun too.
Moreover, to ensure perfect integration into the boot and immediate availability, ‘dockstations’ hold the e-Kick or e-Bike in place in the boot and recharge the batteries while the vehicle is running.
Designed to perform
The new 3008’s aerodynamic design has been optimised to deliver class leading efficiency, with an excellent CdA from 0.76dm2. Ultra Low Rolling Resistance (ULRR) tyres are also fitted as standard to all 3008s opted with 17” and 18” or even the larger 19’’ (205 55 R19) wheels, further enhancing the efficiency of the new PEUGEOT 3008 SUV.
A full range of performance engines
The new PEUGEOT 3008 SUV comes with a range of fuel efficient Euro6.1 petrol and diesel engines.
Four petrol models are available, including the 1.2L PureTech 130 Stop&Start (S&S) with CO2 emission of just 115g/km:
- 1.2L PureTech 130 S&S 6-speed manual (6SMT)
- 1.2L PureTech 130 S&S 6-speed manual (6SMT) optimised low fuel consumption models
- 1.2L PureTech 130 S&S 6-speed Automatic (EAT6)
- 1.6L THP 165 S&S 6-speed Automatic (EAT6)
Customers also have a choice of five diesel engine options, with BlueHDi technology capable of reducing emissions to just 100g/km:
- 1.6L BlueHDi 100 S&S 5-speed Manual (BVM5)
- 1.6L BlueHDi 120 S&S 6-speed Manual (BVM6 – for normal and low consumption versions)
- 1.6L BlueHDi 120 S&S 6-speed Automatic (EAT6)
- 2.0L BlueHDi 150 S&S 6-speed Manual (BVM6)
- 2.0L BlueHDi 180 S&S 6-speed Automatic (EAT6)
The new PEUGEOT 3008 SUV will be officially revealed at the Paris Motor Show 2016 in September where pricing and specifications will be announced. The new PEUGEOT 3008 SUV will be available to order in the UK from November with first deliveries due in January 2017.
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