We played around in Photoshop with the exposure and brightness of the very dark teaser image and managed to reveal most of the vehicle’s design. As spy shots have shown, the 3008 is making the switch from a pseudo-MPV appearance to a crossover body style and from what we are seeing it doesn’t look half bad. The teaser actually shows the more expensive GT version that was filmed earlier this month (probably with a potato) straight on the factory floor of PSA’s Sochaux factory in France.
Interestingly, the attached teaser image wasn’t actually released by Peugeot. The pic was published just a few hours ago by French company Focal specialized in high-fidelity audio systems. That’s because the second-generation 3008 will be offered with a fancy sound system developed by the Saint-Étienne-based company specifically for the MPV-turned-crossover.
What else do we know about the 3008? Well, it’s getting that very nice second installment of Peugeot’s i-Cockpit with an all-digital 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster that will be fully customizable. You will be happy to hear the top of the steering wheel is now almost flat and the wheel sits 2 mm lower than before, so the instrument cluster’s dials will be easy to read in cars with the second i-Cockpit.
The touchscreen display for the infotainment system will measure a respectable eight inches and Peugeot has promised it’s going to be more responsive than the first generation.
From a technical point of view, the all-new 3008 will ride on PSA’s EMP2 platform, so you can think of it as a crossover version of the 308. It will get the same array of turbocharged three- and four-cylinder gasoline and diesel engines sending their power to the front wheels. Some of the beefier units will be hooked up to an optional all-wheel-drive arrangement that will obviously come at an additional cost.
Those on the look for an ultra-frugal version should know PSA has already announced the Hybrid4 diesel electric hardware will get the axe, so it definitely won’t be offered on the new 3008.
Check back tomorrow for the full reveal.