Our colleagues from OmniAuto.it have digitally envisaged the second-generation Peugeot 3008 based on the most recent spy images.

Our colleagues from OmniAuto.it have digitally envisaged the second-generation Peugeot 3008 based on the most recent spy images.

The 3008 will shed its multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) roots to make the switch to a more conventional crossover body style as represented in the attached digital render. The outgoing model is not exactly a looker, so hopefully Peugeot’s styling gurus will work their magic and come up with a design that will allow the 3008 to be a worthy competitor in the crowded crossover C segment.

While the current car is a success in China, the 3008 hasn’t been doing that great in Europe, but the switch to a crossover body will surely boost sales.

It will likely ride on the same platform as the 308 compact hatchback from where it will inherit a series of turbocharged three- and four-cylinder engines. A plug-in hybrid derivative is likely in the works as well, but it won’t be the diesel-electric setup pioneered by PSA as the French automotive conglomerate has announced plans to axe it.

The cheaper versions are going to adopt a front-wheel drive arrangement, but the beefier motors will be linked to an all-wheel drive system. Depending on engine choice, an assortment of manual and automatic transmissions is going to be offered.

Expect to see the reinvented Peugeot 3008 go official in a little over a month from now at the Geneva Motor Show.

Source: omniauto.it

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