The Peugeot manufacturer has confirmed the arrival of its new crossover SUV, the 2019 Peugeot 3008. Although it won’t get any major changes in the exterior and interior design, the Peugeot 3008 will bring more safety equipment and a plug-in hybrid version for the first time.
Powertrain specs of the 2019 Peugeot 3008
The 2019 Peugeot 3008 will return with a wide choice of diesel and petrol engines. However, as mentioned above, the newest Peugeot will now receive a plug-in hybrid powertrain for the first time. As the matter of fact, the French carmaker will equip all of its larger models with a plug-in hybrid engine while the smaller models, such as 2008 and 208 will receive an all-electric drivetrain.
So, to start with the familiar engines where we can expect several petrol and diesel units. The one will be a 1.2-liter 3-cylinder petrol engine which will be able to deliver 130 horsepower. The other gasoline unit will be a 1.6-liter drivetrain. Furthermore, among diesel engines, the one is a 1.6-liter which will be able to make 120 and 165 horses. The most powerful will be a 2.0-liter diesel and this one will have to output of 150 and 180 horsepower. As well, it comes with standard front-wheel drive layout.
On the other hand, the 2019 Peugeot 3008 will now be available with a plug-in hybrid engine also. This powertrain will most likely combine a 1.6-liter petrol engine with an electric motor which will be placed on the rear axle. The total output of this unit is expected to be around 300 horsepower. As well, the all-electric range of this model will be around 31 miles. The all-wheel drive system will be standard for a plug-in hybrid and the fuel efficiency will be much improved.
Design of exterior and interior
In the terms of external appearance, the 2019 Peugeot 3008 won’t get any radical changes since it has been refreshed for 2018. It has been moved to the brand’s newest architecture and it is now lighter and better proportioned. The 17-inch alloys are standard while in the higher trims, the Peugeot is offered with 18- and 19-inch wheels.
The 2019 Peugeot seats five comfortably. There are enough head and legroom for all the occupants and the cargo space is pretty good too. Of course, for those who need more cargo space, the rear seats can be folded down. The cloth upholstery is standard while in the high trims, the 3008 is offered with leather. On the center of the dashboard, there is an 8.0-inch touchscreen for infotainment and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity.
The 2019 Peugeot 3008will be offered in Access, Active, Allure, and GT trim levels. All the models will arrive with a 12.3-inch digital cluster, dual-zone climate control, automatic lights and wipers, front and rear parking sensors, and many others. This time, the carmaker will also offer adaptive cruise control and a lane-keep assist while the fully autonomous driving system might be available sometime in 2020. Furthermore, the higher trims will add semi-autonomous parking, satellite navigation, keyless entry, ambient lighting, driver seat with a massage function, and so on.
Release date and price
The 2019 Peugeot 3008 should be launched sometime during 2019. The price of the standard model should remain the same which begins at $30,000. The price of the hybrid is not yet available.