The second generation Peugeot 3008 is due for a launch next year. A report from Largus.fr reveals many of the key details about the same.
According to the report, the next generation model should debut at the 2016 Paris Motor Show and go on sale in early 2017. The new generation model will be very much SUV-like in terms of character and practicality, indicates the report.
The 2017 Peugeot 3008 will be largely inspired from the Quartz concept that was unveiled at the Paris Motor Show in September 2014. It will continue being a 5-seater, while the 6008 would be sold for those who want a 7-seat crossover. The two-piece tailgate will continue to remain so.
The wheelbase will be increased for having a more spacious cabin. Forming the basis, will be PSA’s new global modular platform – EMP2 (Efficient Modular Platform) that underpins the the 308 and 408. The all-new model won’t be offered with a four-wheel drive system, however, it may be offered exclusively on the hybrid/plug-in hybrid version, if launched.
The interior too will be inspired from the Quartz concept. There will be a wide centre console and aircraft-like switchgear, just like the current generation. The steering wheel will be smaller and a touchscreen infotainment system will be offered for simplified functionality. New safety and assistance technologies like Driver Attention Assist and City Park Full Automatic will also be offered.
The currently sold model has been very successful and the company will have to do an excellent job with the all-new model to keep its success.
Like the current generation, the Euro-spec model will be built at PSA’s Sochaux plant in France and the China-spec model will be built by Chinese joint venture partner Dongfeng in Wuhan plant. It is also reported that there won’t be perceivable aesthetic difference between the Euro-spec and China-spec models.