Peugeot has revealed the new all-electric E-3008, meant to replace the best-selling 3008, and it’s got everything you’d expect and hope for, from the French automakers.
An aerodynamic fastback SUV design, rapid-fast AC charging, the latest Panoramic i-Cockpit and not just a new electric powertrain offering up to 435 miles of range, but just like we reported last month on the Peugeot 3008 and 5008 hybrid models, it’s also available as self-charging and plug-in hybrid options.
Replacing the mighty 3008, a car that has impressed more than 1,320,000 customers in 130 countries for seven years with the E-3008, shows that Peugeot is serious about its EVs. And the company confirmed that by 2025, Peugeot will offer a complete battery electric line-up, and by 2030, 100% of the brand’s sales in Europe will be electric.
Linda Jackson, CEO of Peugeot, said: “The launch of the next-level E-3008 is a major step in Peugeot’s radical transformation into an alluring 100% electric brand that sets new benchmarks for design, driving pleasure and efficiency.
“With its exterior design, spectacular Peugeot Panoramic i-Cockpit, driving pleasure and unprecedented electric performance, the Next-Level E-3008 ushers Peugeot into a new era as the French brand offering the widest range of mainstream electric vehicles on the market.”
All-new powertrain with a mega range
The Peugeot E-3008 will be the first model to use its parent brand Stellantis’ brand-new STLA Medium electric powertrain, designed to offer best-in-class performance to meet customers’ needs: A super-fast recharge time of 20 to 80 per cent in 30 minutes from a 160kW charger (less than 30 minutes for the Long-Range version), driving pleasure, performance, efficiency, and connected services and functions (Trip Planner, Smart charging, and online updates).
And we haven’t talked about the range yet. It’s pending WLTP certification, but Peugeot claims that the EV can go up to 435 miles on a single full charge. We thought Renault’s claims of a 379-mile range were big with the all-new Renault Scenic E-Tech revealed at the Munich Motor Show last week, but its compatriot rival seems to have gone further ahead (a full 56 miles more)!
The STLA Medium comprises a permanent magnet synchronous motor operating in tandem with an electric gearbox to deliver more power, efficiency and torque, powered by a 400V lithium-ion battery.
New looks too…
The E-3008 has a new look too, with a robust aerodynamic shape which “combines elegance, efficiency and spaciousness”, according to Peugeot. It still remains one of the most compact cars in the 100% electric SUV category though, while still providing 520 litres of boot space.
The front end is where a lot of the renovations exist. The ultra-compact LED headlamps and grille are complemented by a sweeping aerodynamic profile which highlights the modernity and unique personality of the E-3008.
And if you couldn’t tell, the new striking grille and headlights seem inspired by the French carmaker’s 9X8 Hypercar, used in one of the world’s biggest races, the 24 hours of Le Mans. It seems to be the trend across most of Peugeot’s new models, having used a similar design for the newly updated E-208 as well. It looks great, so we aren’t complaining one bit.
Continuing the innovative work that started on the 408, Peugeot has equipped the new E-3008 with wheels that contribute to both modern styling and aerodynamic performance. The 19” or 20” wheels, with their technical and geometric design, feature the new Peugeot emblem at their centre.
And at the rear of the car, Peugeot has modernised the traditional slope of the fastback with a “floating” spoiler, inspired by the Quartz Concept. This innovative feature enhances the curve of the new E-3008’s bodywork while optimising aerodynamics and complementing the distinctive three-claw rear light signature.
Lights, screens and changing colours
Inside, the new Peugeot Panoramic i-Cockpit features a floating, curved 21” HD panoramic screen that combines the head-up display with the central touchscreen. It’s positioned for optimum ergonomics, with the screen slightly curved towards the driver while remaining perfectly accessible to the passenger.
Next to the massive screen, the instrument cluster combines all the information relating to driving (speed, power, driving aids, energy flow) above the new compact steering wheel. In the centre of the dashboard, the touch-screen is used to manage the heating/air conditioning, navigation and media/connectivity systems.
Meanwhile, the cabin’s aesthetics and cutting-edge technology are enhanced by the ambient LED lighting, which can be customised in eight different colours. A new compact and ergonomic steering wheel with touch-sensitive controls heightens the feeling of modernity, and Peugeot’s Air Quality System (AQS) ensures that the cabin is a refreshing and calming place to be.
The new E-3008 is available in a range of six colours, including Ingaro Blue, Okenite White, Nera Black, Cumulus Grey and Titane (nice nod to Julia Ducournau) Grey, as well as the colour-changing, shimmery and mythical, Obsession Blue (pictured).
The new Peugeot E-3008 will be manufactured exclusively at the Sochaux plant in France and will be on sale from February 2024.