Peugeot has released details and images of the updated 3008 and the good news is it's confirmed for SA in 2021.
The Peugeot 3008 has been quite the success story for the French brand, with over 800 000 units rolling off the production line. A few notable awards such as European Car of the Year, plus a #CarsAwards-powered by WesBank finalist position aren't to be taken lightly. It's crucial then Peugeot doesn't radically alter 3008 and impact on its success.
At first glance, you'll spot the updated design on the front end. Now resembling part of the new generation of Peugeot family, the 3008 looks related to the 208 and 2008. The front gains some aggression and there are plenty of scoops, plus the newcomer has LED headlamps as well as hook-shaped daytime running lights. For those wanting more visual punch, there's also a sportier GT version that rides on some gorgeous 19-inch alloy wheels.
On the subject of lights, Peugeot has introduced integrated the fog lights into the main LED units, and the rear gains full-LED tech too.
Inside, the updated Peugeot 3008 receives an update to its very cool digital i-Cockpit. There's a 12.3-inch digital setup which is completely customisable and the new central infotainment screen is 10 inches in size. As before, specification is expected to be high, but we'll have to see what the South African-spec offers. For the European market, you get nice things like adaptive cruise control, front and rear cameras, panoroof, massage seats, automatic tailgate as well as some advanced safety features. Naturally, it's also well connected with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and there are 3 USB ports.
In terms of engines, Peugeot is offering both petrol and diesel options, with the 1.2-litre turbocharged 3-cylinder motor with 96 kW kicking off the range. It's available with the choice of a manual or automatic gearbox. For those wanting more, the 1.6-litre turbocharged motor is on offer, but that's available exclusively with an automatic transmission and punches out 132 kW. Diesel fans will be accommodated by a 96 kW 1.5-litre turbodiesel mated to either a manual or automatic transmission. There's naturally going to be some electrification too, with Peugeot offering 2 hybrid models which can travel up to 59 km on pure electric power.
Peugeot South Africa confirmed the new model is coming to SA in 2021 and we'll advise on local specifications and pricing as soon as we have them.