The Peugeot 3008 was originally debuted into the automotive market in the calendar year 2008 as a compact crossover vehicle with the styling of a multi-purpose vehicle. With that being said, the Peugeot 3008 2017 is set to present to the automotive market with a major makeover. This is news that has been derived spy photos of the heavily camouflaged prototype of this second generation during its testing within southern Europe. According to a number of internet based reports, the vehicle will not only present redesigned, but it is also [more than likely] moving into a new automotive segment and be built on a new platform. The new addition to the Peugeot family will leave behind its PF2 underpinnings for those of the more recent and modern EMP2 architecture. This architecture was expressly developed in order to replace both the PF3 and the PF2 platforms and is said to expand to additional vehicles that will be forthcoming from the collaborative effort of General Motors and PSA.
Peugeot 3008 2017 – Engine Specs
Garnering the power for the upcoming addition to the vehicle is said to be 3 to 4 diesel and gasoline engine options. Unfortunately, there is very little known about the power train options at this time. Per industry conjecture, it is plausible for the vehicle to utilize the three pot 1.2 liter unit of the 308 hatchback that is able to deliver upwards of 130 horsepower. Additionally, it has been heavily rumored that the new model year variant will usher in a plug-in hybrid power train. Also, according to reports, as a standard, front wheel drive will be offered while all-wheel drive is made an available option for higher trim models.
Peugeot 3008 2017 – Exterior and Interior
The prototype was far too camouflaged for a clear determination of the exterior features and styling. However, the overall shape of the vehicle suggests that the vehicle will certainly move into a new segment. Its short overhangs, longer hood and sloping roofline deliver a more sport utility vehicle like stance which differs from the multi-purpose vehicle aesthetic of its predecessors. Additionally, the forthcoming model variant looks boxier than that of its predecessor, although there are experts that contend that the camouflage is concealing flared wheel arches as well as a nose that is more rounded. Styling cues seem to have been borrowed from the 308.
The interior of the new Peugeot 3008 2017 will also receive a healthy offering of modifications for the upcoming model year. Per industry rumor, the cabin will closely resemble that of the Peugeot 3008 2017 while including features that are commonplace within a sport utility vehicle. Nothing truly radial is expected to surface, but the seat and console positioning are said to become higher.
Peugeot 3008 2017 – Release Date and Price
At this time, there has been no official announcement made in regards to the release of the Peugeot 3008 2017. There are a number of industry experts and insiders that contend that it will occur during one of the major auto shows in the coming year, most likely Paris or Geneva. It is also speculated that the base price tag for the crossover vehicle turned sport utility vehicle will be in the neighborhood of £21,000 (approximately $31,850).