Peugeot has taken the wraps off its innovative e-3008, an all-electric fastback SUV with an impressive range of up to 435 miles on a single charge. The e-3008 is the pioneering model to utilize the new eVMP platform from Stellantis, a design specifically engineered for electric vehicles that enhances performance, efficiency, and technological prowess.
The Peugeot e-3008 marks a groundbreaking shift from the previous generation of the 3008, a traditional SUV offering gasoline, diesel, or plug-in hybrid power options. The latest model showcases a chic, aerodynamic design featuring a sloping roofline, slender headlights, and a rounded grille. The rear boasts a unique coupé-like silhouette, accented with a spoiler and an elevated lip. The e-3008 also proudly displays the new Peugeot logo, a nod to the brand's rich heritage and emblematic of its move towards electrification.
The e-3008 will roll out in three electric models, each distinguished by its battery size, power output, and driving range. The base model will sport a 73 kWh battery, a single 210 hp motor, front-wheel drive, and a maximum range of 326 miles. The long-range model will feature a 98 kWh battery, a 230 hp motor, front-wheel drive, and an impressive 435-mile range. The dual-motor model will be equipped with a 98 kWh battery, two motors combining 320 hp, all-wheel drive, and a 326-mile range. All models are capped at a top speed of 112 mph and support rapid charging up to 160 kW, enabling them to charge from 20% to 80% in roughly 30 minutes.
Inside the Peugeot e-3008, you'll find a commanding 21-inch panoramic i-Cockpit screen spanning the dashboard. This screen doubles as both an infotainment system and a digital instrument cluster. It can be personalized with various widgets and themes and display a range of information, including navigation, media, driving modes, battery status, and driver assistance features. Furthermore, the screen incorporates the climate control functions, accessible via touch-sensitive buttons or voice commands. Beneath the main screen is another touch-sensitive display that can be customized with shortcuts for frequently used settings.
The e-3008 boasts a sizable, cozy interior with ample headroom and legroom for passengers, both in the front and rear. The trunk has a generous capacity of 520 liters (18.4 cubic feet), which can be increased to 1,530 liters (54 cubic feet) by folding the back seats. Additionally, the e-3008 is peppered with multiple storage compartments throughout the cabin, including beneath the center console and within the doors.
Equipped with an array of advanced driver assistance systems, the Peugeot e-3008 enhances both safety and convenience. This impressive list includes adaptive cruise control with a stop-and-go feature, lane-keeping assist, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, park assist, a 360-degree camera, a head-up display, night vision, and emergency braking. Furthermore, the e-3008 boasts an intelligent adaptive lighting system that automatically adjusts the beam pattern and intensity based on driving conditions and the proximity of other vehicles.
The Peugeot e-3008 is slated for launch in Europe in early 2024 and is expected to hit other markets like China and Australia later that year. Though official pricing remains undisclosed, it's estimated that the base model will be priced around $47,000 (€40,000). The long-range and dual-motor models are predicted to cost approximately $59,000 (€50,000) and $71,000 (€60,000), respectively.
Peugeot's e-3008 is their boldest electric vehicle to date, setting sights on rivals like the Jeep Avenger, Skoda Enyaq iV, and Nissan Ariya. Leveraging its captivating design, exceptional range, and innovative technology, the e-3008 has the potential to redefine not only Peugeot's presence but also the entire electric vehicle landscape.