Peugeot has unveiled its facelifted 3008 range and it’s a facelift in more than a light makeover. To start with, the front now has a frameless grille that blends gracefully into the front wings. The headlight cluster has an enlarged yet more fully integrated fin. The lower bumper is has a sportier set of angles, a more defined black chin design, and in integrated vertical LED strip as seen in the 508. The model number now sits in the front centre of the bonnet.The GT and GT Pack have their own bespoke grille, and LED technology now powers the headlights across the board, with the GT and GT Pack having full LED illumination and a “bend lighting” function that extends the visibility factor at velocities of us to 90kph. Peugeot now include a “Foggy Mode” function which is integrated into the Full LED. They activate in the low beam headlights when the rear fog lamps are switched on. These now have a 3D claw look and blink sequentially. Covering these is a smoked material which visually extends the black strip that reaches down from the roof.Adding some extra individuality to the GT Pack level are 19-inch “San Francisco” diamond-studded aluminium wheels. The GT logos on the front fenders and boot have been upgraded visually. Also new are two new colours called Celebes Blue and Vertigo Blue. These back up the existing range of colours.
Driving a good looking car is one thing but if the interior doesn’t feel special, then that enjoyment is dulled. The GT and GT pack have red Nappa leather and Mistral Black lining. Dark Lime Wood and chrome inserts on the window switches are standard here. Mistral Black Nappa leather with Peugeot’s Tramontane stitching is available on all models. The Allure and Allure pack are given mid-PET and changes to the tactility of the materials used for trims.Driving aids now have Night Vision, a first for the segment. This extends the driver’s forward vision by up to 250 metres. This is a part of what Peugeot calls the Digital Headset which is fully customisable, configurable, and built around a 12.3 inch digital panel with “Normally Black” technology for high quality rendering. Pedestrian and cyclist collision alert, both day and night, operates between 5 to 140kph. two camera options, for 180 or 360 degree views, will be available.
The 2021 Peugeot 3008 will now feature two hybrid engine options. A 2WD or 4WD system, with a petrol engine backed up by one or two electric motors. The Hvbrid 4300 e-EAT8 (in Peugeot speak) has a 147kW petrol engine is joined by a transmission mounted 81kW electric motor and a rear mounted 83kW motor. Charging times will vary from 1 hour 45 minutes using a 7.4kWh single phase charger, 4 hours with the 3.7kWh charger at 16A, or 7 hours at 8A.The engine range is a pair of 3 cylinder units at 1.2L, a 4 cylinder at 1.6L, or a pair of 1.5L diesels.
Peugeot will offer three models with two trim levels. The Active and Active Pack, Allure and Allure Pack, and GT with GT Pack will have 12 inch wheels, 18s (Allure and Allure Pack, and GT) with 19s on the GT Pack. The range is due for release in Europe towards the end of the year.The 5008 is a bigger vehicle and has been given similar treatment. In the exterior stakes, a new shade called Metallic Cooper is added. The 5008 is given the same Black Pack option which features Dark Chrome for the grille and Peugeot lion, glossy black tread plates and fender trims, along with satin black roof bars, along with black roof and rear trims.The engines will be largely the same, with two 1.2L three cylinders, a 1.6L four cylinder, two 1.6L diesels and a 2.0L diesel. There is the same three model, two trim level as the 3008, including a dual-pane roof, massage function for the driver’s seat, and safety features such as the Night Vision function and Stop/Start Adaptive Cruise Control.