[dropcap]P[/dropcap]eugeot has said the new Peugeot 3008 SUV is its most advanced compact SUV. It brings new technology and a unique driving experience to the popular C-segment SUV market and will be revealed later this year at the Paris Motor Show in September.
Greater interior, passenger and luggage space…
At just 4450mm in length, the new Peugeot 3008 SUV is one of the most compact models in its segment, offering greater passenger and luggage space over the outgoing model.
With a longer wheelbase and an overall length which is just 80mm longer than the current model, interior space has greatly improved, most notably for rear occupants who now have an additional 24mm legroom, 4mm elbow room and 36mm headroom. Front elbow space has also increased by 17mm despite the width of the new model being identical to the outgoing version at 1840mm, and height being 19mm lower at 1620mm.
Luggage space has also improved in the new 3008 SUV. With a luggage capacity of 520L (under the luggage cover), this is almost 90L bigger than the previous generation. Like the previous version, owners can remove the luggage cover and fold the second row of seats flat; this results in a total luggage capacity of 1580 litres, one of the largest and most versatile load capacities in the segment.
Despite the improvements in passenger and luggage capacities, the new model is, on average, 100kg lighter than the previous generation versions. This has been achieved though intelligent design and use of materials to provide improved efficiency, better fuel economy, increased performance, a more dynamic driving experience and class leading safety.
Very High Strength Steel (VHSS) and Ultra High Strength Steel (UHSS) have been used in the vehicles construction, with a thermoplastic boot floor and tailgate and aluminium wings, front suspension arms and rear seat frames. More refined engines also allow for a reduction in sound-deadening materials.
To ensure owners and drivers can enjoy and exploit the full potential of their new 3008, the new model comes with the latest generation PEUGEOT i-Cockpit® which includes advanced sensory engagement for both driver and passengers.
i-Cockpit® with Amplify…
The evolution of the Peugeot i-Cockpit® goes further as it features sensory buttons. Thus, and by simply pressing a dedicated key – next to the toggle buttons there is the opportunity to further enhance the driving experience: with i-Cockpit® Amplify. In this way, all the senses are immediately aroused: Sight – by varying the intensity of ambient lighting and the colour screens; hearing – via the musical ambiance settings
– Touch – via the multi-point massage embedded in the seats (with up to five programmes); and smell – via the aroma from the fragrance diffuser.
In addition, like in the Peugeot 308, sight, touch and hearing benefit from the supplementary characteristics of the Driver Sport Pack.
Two environment ambiances are offered from launch: an atmospheric ‘Boost’ focused on an energised driving experience and a ‘Relax’ mood for a more relaxed driving environment. These two modes are completely selective and can transcend the pleasure of the driver and passengers to make the experience unique and unforgettable.
With Amplify, occupants are treated to three exclusive fragrances from internationally renowned perfumer, Scentys and Antoine Lie. This includes ‘Cosmic Leather’, a vibrant and sensory fragrance, ‘Aerodrive’, a lively and stimulating fragrance, and ‘Harmony Wood’, an authentic and relaxing fragrance. Fragrance diffusion is adjustable, with three levels of intensity.
The folding bench seat has a 2/3 – 1/3 ‘Magic Flat’ capability to optimise loading with a flat floor. The very original adaptable moving boot floor, initiated on the original 3008, has been evolved with two positions to allow the optimisation of boot space and removable side-panels that can be affixed to the side boot trim.
For the carrying of long objects, the front passenger seat can be folded to allow a smaller width item of 3 metres to be carried (like skis) on all versions … This clever functionality can be further completed with a hands-free opening tailgate, allowing a simple gesture of the foot under the rear bumper to open or to close the motorised tailgate. In short, the ingenuity of the new Peugeot 3008 SUV allows many configurations.
The new Peugeot 3008 SUV responds to the driver’s need to stay connected while driving and the driver can navigate with confidence, due to facilities like MirrorScreen, induction Smartphone recharging (for equipment compatible with the Qi standard) and 3D connected navigation.