Peugeot has given a first look at its new 3008 SUV, which features the new i-Cockpit driver control area and more interior space.
The new model is 8cm longer, and offers greater passenger and luggage space over the outgoing model.
Interior space has improved, most notably for rear occupants who now have an additional 24mm legroom, 4mm elbow room and 36mm headroom. Front elbow space has also increased by 17mm despite the width of the new model being identical to the outgoing version at 1840mm, and height being 19mm lower at 1620mm.
With a luggage capacity of 520L (under the luggage cover), this is almost 90L bigger than the previous generation. Like the previous version, owners can 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.
The car features Peugeot's i-Cockpit interior layout, which the company says focuses on five senses:
- 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
The folding bench seat has a 2/3 - 1/3 ‘Magic Flat’ capability to optimise loading with a flat floor.
Technology on offer includes MirrorScreen, induction Smartphone recharging (for equipment compatible with the Qi standard) and 3D connected navigation.
The new car also includes the option for two 'onward mobility' solutions -
- A folding scooter with electric assist (e-Kick)
- A folding bike with electric assistance (e-Bike)
Dockstations hold the e-Kick or e-Bike in place in the boot and recharge the batteries while the vehicle is running.
Available on the new 3008 is Active Safety Brake and Distance Alert, a distance alert function (risk of collision warning) with automatic emergency braking (to avoid a collision or to limit the severity by reducing vehicle speed) and Active Involuntary Crossing Line, a lane departure alert for safer driving with visual and audible warnings and active vehicle control.
The new model also has the Driver Alert Warning function; with constant analysis of vehicle trajectory against road markings, it can then trigger several levels of audible and visual alerts and remind drivers to take a break after two hours of continuous driving and at a speed greater than 65km/h (40mph).
Additional to this are safety features such as Automatic High Beam Assistance, to automatically switch between high beam and low beam depending on the lighting conditions and oncoming traffic, Speed Sign Detection and Recommendation, standard on all trim levels, Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop function, Active Blind Spot Monitoring System and Park Assist, which allows the vehicle to park itself with minimum input from the driver.
Finally, Visiopark 1 & 2, with Visiopark 1 including a 180° view camera on the tailgate and Visiopark 2 adding the same camera to the front bumper for a complete 360° exterior vehicle view on the interior touch screen.
The 3008 will be available to order in the UK from November with first deliveries due in January 2017.