Peugeot reveals all-electric 3008 SUV to rival Volkswagen ID.4
The battery-powered EV will be followed by a plug-in hybrid powertrain, and will arrive in showrooms next year
Peugeot has revealed the all-new 3008 SUV, which will be available exclusively with electric power from launch.
Two battery options will be available, with the base model adopting a 73kWh battery pack that supplies power to an electric motor positioned at the front, delivering 207bhp and 343Nm of torque.
Peugeot asserts a maximum range of 326 miles for this variant, and a 0-62mph sprint in 8.7 seconds.
The 98kWh model meanwhile powers a more potent electric motor, rated at 227bhp and 343 Nm of torque. This combination is claimed to be enough for 0-62mph in 6.4 seconds and a range of 435 miles.
In addition, a dual-motor all-wheel-drive option will also be available, making 315bhp and 509Nm of torque. This setup is able to launch the car from 0-62mph in 6.4 seconds.
The charging capability for both models reaches up to 160kW, enabling a 20-80 percent battery recharge in less than half an hour for the 98kWh model.
There are three levels of regenerative braking designed to replenish the battery while driving. Drivers can select these modes using steering wheel-mounted paddles, with the highest setting allowing for nearly one-pedal driving.
Externally, Peugeot says its design is aimed at reducing aerodynamic drag, boasting a drag coefficient of 0.28Cd. Styling elements include three-claw LED running lights at the front and rear and a new design for its wheels.
Inside the new 3008 is a curved 21-inch screen which serves as both the instrument cluster and infotainment display. Known as Peugeot's Panoramic i-Cockpit, the screen sits above a fabric-covered dashboard.
It is accompanied by a touch sensitive panel which runs below, which displays up to 10 configurable icons over two pages - accessible by simply swiping up and down to screen.
Two trim options will be available, beginning with the Allure trim level. The Allure trim includes a combination of half-leather effect and half-fabric upholstery. Peugeot says a significant portion of the materials are sourced from recycled sources, contributing to a total of 500kg of environmentally-friendly materials. Onboard equipment includes full keyless start, a high-definition rear-view camera and parking sensors and LED headlights.It also rides on 19-inch alloy wheels.
The GT model is finished in two-tone paint, and rides on 20-inch wheels. Additional features include front parking sensors, a powered tailgate, wireless smartphone charging and heated front seats
While specific pricing details have not been disclosed, it is anticipated that there will be a notable increase over the starting price of the previous model, which was £32,780.
Peugeot's new model is slated to be available for purchase in February 2024.