Peugeot has introduced a facelifted 3008 at the ongoing Beijing Auto Show, but it’s not the version we were curious to see.
The first-gen 3008 is on its way to a well-deserved retirement in Europe where an all-new model will be revealed likely in October at the Paris Motor Show. That’s the one we are anxious to see as it will eschew the current model’s pseudo-MPV roots to make the transition to a proper crossover body style and will also implement Peugeot’s second-gen i-Cockpit with a digital dash.
In China, the current model will soldier on for a while taking into account a facelifted version is debuting today at the Beijing Auto Show. We feel the cosmetic revisions contribute to make the 3008 look better than the pre-facelift model which was a hit in the People’s Republic where Dongfeng Peugeot sold more than 200,000 units in the last three years.
For the moment we only have this picture, but Peugeot says the designers also worked on the taillight signature and made some changes inside the cabin. The facelifted 3008 in Chinese specification will pack more safety and assistance kit, including collision risk alert and the Visio-Park II which will offer a 360-degree view of the car.
Peugeot says the facelifted 2008 that debuted in Geneva and this China-spec 3008 are going to be joined later this year by three other crossovers/SUVs. Meanwhile, the 3008 facelift for China is on display at the Beijing Auto Show where the all-new 308 Sedan is also part of the exhibition.
2016 Peugeot 3008 facelift CN Spec
New DONGFENG PEUGEOT 3008, the 2nd PEUGEOT SUV launched this year in the world
After more than 200,000 cars sold in China in 3 years, the DONGFENG PEUGEOT 3008 has been comprehensively restyled.
At the exterior first of all, with a verticalised front end and a lion enthroned proudly at the centre of a chequered flag radiator grill, the new DONGFENG 3008 has a strengthened force of character and an athletic profile. At the rear, a new light signature, with three strokes on a black background, offers a very contemporary and immediately recognisable design.
In the interior, the new DONGFENG PEUGEOT 3008 introduces driving aids which are brand new to China - Visio-Park II offering a 360° view around the vehicle; collision risk alert - driving the 3008 is made even more secure and stimulating.
After the new PEUGEOT 2008 presented in Geneva, the new DONGFENG PEUGEOT 3008 is the second PEUGEOT SUV - out of 5 - to be launched in the world this year.