The Peugeot 3008 is a compact, spacious and responsible crossover. It represents a new and innovative offer, not only in the Peugeot range but also in today’s car market as a whole.

The 3008 is positioned at the crossroads between several existing vehicles: the SUV, the MPV and hatchback. The car derives its strengths from this blend of motoring concepts while at the same adopting a number of new and original technologies (Dynamic Roll Control, Grip Control, etc) enabling it to combine specifications often deemed incompatible (driving pleasure inside a “tall” vehicle, improved traction while at the same time being eco-friendly, etc).

Through its non-conformist approach and its resolute styling, the 3008, designed as a pioneering vehicle, offers an original solution and optimal versatility to customers in search of modernity, practicality, peace of mind and driving pleasure.

Protective, versatile and status-enhancing, the Peugeot 3008, a crossover in all respects, opens up new motoring horizons.

The Peugeot 3008, a crossover due to its architecture and exterior style, combing different motoring concepts The architecture of the 3008 successfully combines a single-compartment body shape with a forward-positioned front windscreen with elements borrowed from the world of the SUV, such as its lower tailgate (or hobby), its plunging side windows and its raised driving position. The vehicle’s style achieves a harmonious fusion of these different genres. Its balanced proportions and dynamic and robust lines provide an indication of the car’s innovative content. At the front, the Peugeot styling genes have evolved to adapt to the car’s generous size, while at the rear the wide sculpted flanks help to visually  attach the car to the road.

Depending on the trim level, the vehicle can have off-road styling elements, in particular inserts for the sills and lower panels. The Peugeot 3008 “crosses over” on the inside as well, offering luxury, modularity and technology to every occupant Inside its spacious interior, the driver occupies an ergonomic and particularly luxurious driving position that calls to mind the world of the luxury coupé and has some similarity to the cockpit of an aircraft. Passengers can enjoy a generous and extremely comfortable passenger compartment (in terms of design, seats, acoustics, etc), where each  occupant will feel naturally at ease. For even greater interior brightness and  visibility, they can benefit from a large glass roof measuring 1.60 m2.  Its Multiflex interior can be converted at will thanks to its 3-position load area floor and folding rear seats. With the latter folded, together with the front passenger backrest, the 3008 offers a perfectly flat floor from the lower tailgate “hobby” to the fascia panel. Its load volume under the parcel shelf then increases from 512 litres (or 432 dm3 in the VDA standard) to 1604 litres (or 1241 dm3 VDA) behind the front seats.

The Peugeot 3008, a crossover thanks its unique driving sensations and intelligent off-road traction
Thanks to Peugeot’s expertise and use of new technology, the 3008 offers road holding qualities worthy of the best saloon cars, no mean feat for a “spacious” and tall vehicle.

Every effort has been made to ensure class leading levels of road holding on all versions of the 3008, without in any way sacrificing passenger comfort. Indeed the 3008 will become the new benchmark in the world of spacious, compact vehicles in terms of driving pleasure and active safety. It achieves this through its excellent body rigidity, large wheels and  uspension comprising of a McPherson type front suspension and a rear suspension consisting of a rear torsion beam.

Combined with two of the most efficient engines (the 1.6 litre THP and the new 2.0 litre HDi FAP), the Dynamic Roll Control system, fitted to the rear suspension, sets new standards in terms of body roll control while still retaining optimal damping characteristics.

Another innovation is the Grip Control system. Consisting of an advanced traction control system and special Mud & Snow tyres, it optimises the traction of both front wheels of the 3008 for real off-road driving. The driver controls the system by means of a knob with five settings: Standard, Snow, Off Road (Mud / Dirt / Wet Grass), Sand and ESP off.

The Peugeot 3008, an environmentally-friendly crossover
At an early stage of the project, the search for optimal environmental efficiency was a major priority, especially as the vehicle was a crossover. Particular attention was paid to the car’s aerodynamics (Cx of only 0.296), weight optimisation (lightweight materials, laser welding, etc) and Michelin tyres with a low rolling resistance (derived from the 308) are fitted to most versions. At the heart of the 3008’s eco-efficiency, its six power trains feature the
most advanced technologies in the market segment, both for petrol (with the 1.6 litre VTi and THP engines developed in co-operation with the BMW Group) and diesel versions (1.6 and new 2.0 litre HDi fitted with a diesel particulate emission filter). Fuel consumption on the most eco-friendly  version is therefore reduced to only 4.9 litres / 100 km or 130 g/km of CO2.

The 3008 is designed to offer maximum safety in every respect: primary safety is guaranteed by the high levels of road holding, -secondary safety is based on a particularly optimised structure (with three impact absorption structures or channels at the front and the fitment of  Bogé impact absorbers) and efficient means of restraint (including six air bags),  -tertiary safety is assured by the Peugeot Emergency service which can  pinpoint the vehicle’s location and dispatch emergency services in the  event of an incident. This service, first launched in 2003, is available free of  charge with the new WIP Com 3D telematic system available shortly on the  3008.

The Peugeot 3008, a status-enhancing crossover with ambitious quality targets  Based on the same processes first introduced with the launch of the 308,
both perceived quality and driveability were made a priority during the  design, development and manufacture of the 3008.

For example, a major 3,000,000 kilometre on-road test programme is under  way to gather information that will help to optimise the vehicle’s quality at  the time of its launch. Similarly, the number of quality control checks has  been increased at each stage of production.

This constant drive for higher quality at all levels will also have a positive  effect on the durability, reliability and running costs of the 3008.  It will also have a direct effect on the “overall cost of ownership”, an  important factor for many owners and a crucial consideration for fleet  buyers.

Running costs and the vehicle’s residual value will also depend on the  attractiveness of the car, its environmental efficiency and its repair costs,  parameters for which the 3008 has solid arguments in its favour.  The Peugeot 3008, a crossover available in a simple and clear range  According to countries, the 3008 range will be available in four trim levels.  To offer the widest possible choice, it will be available in nine body colours  and, according to trim level, two different ambiences: Tramontane  (anthracite) or Guérande (bluish light grey). The latter come with cloth,  leather or “integral leather” seats and fascia panel.

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