Over the years, Peugeot has come up with some really quirky interior designs, but this time around it seems the French have done an excellent job. The adjacent pictures show the interior of the next-generation 3008 which as recent spy shots have shown, will make the transition from an MPV to a crossover.
Our latest batch of spy images also showed a camouflaged prototype with an entirely digital instrument cluster and now we get a better view of the display which appears to have a more than generous size. Gone are the analog dials as these have been replaced by a wide, customizable digital screen that sits up top like on other recent Peugeots with the i-Cockpit dashboard configuration.
The infotainment’s screen is also quite expansive and you will notice the new 3008 has fewer physical buttons than the outgoing model. That’s because many of the functions are now accessible through the infotainment’s display and this change is making the dashboard appear less cluttered. Overall, the look of the multi-layer dashboard resembles the Peugeot Quartz concept shown at the 2014 Paris Motor Show.
The steering wheel is also a sight to behold, featuring a two-spoke design and a flat surface for the upper and lower areas. In addition, the gear shifter is also a bit of a novelty with its interesting shape, and there seems to be blue ambient lighting to create a cozy atmosphere.
Peugeot will likely introduce the second-gen 3008 in October at the Paris Motor Show. From what we know so far, it will ride on PSA’s EMP2 platform and will be available with both front- and all-wheel-drive configurations. Power is going to be provided by an assortment of turbocharged three- and four-cylinder engines, while that HYbrid4 diesel electric setup will not be offered since PSA has plans to axe it altogether.
An online reveal is probably slated to occur in the next few months before the crossover’s debut in Paris, with sales to commence before the year’s end or early 2017.