Peugeot has released the first official photos and details of the all-new 3008 compact crossover. The five-seater 3008 is more of a pug than a stud – at slightest in what concerns its exterior styling.
Peugeot officials said that it is positioned “at the crossroads between numerous free vehicles like the SUV, the MPV and track.” Something like an automotive varied grille in other language. The 3008’s most next rival seems to be the Nissan Qashqai cross, which has proven pretty successful in Europe.
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Inside, the Pug skin a very nicely styled dash that looks suspiciously akin in goal with the Audi R8. As you’d demand from a French crossover, the 3008’s cubicle is honestly versatile and it includes an array of storage places with an entire valuable amount of nearly 50 liters. The encumber region (512lt under the packet ledge) is accessible through a tear tailgate that divides into two parts. Notably, it can be compartmentalized gratitude to a stagger with a 3-way height adjustment.
Europeans will be able to take among seven different powetrain options. For 2009, these involve: a 110HP 1.6-liter diesel with a 6-momentum physical gearbox or an electronically-controlled handbook gearbox; a 150HP 2.0-liter diesel with a 6-haste handbook gearbox; a 163HP 2.0-liter diesel mated to a 6-tempo sure transmission; a 120HP 1.6-liter gasoline engine hooked up to a 5-haste guidebook gearbox and a 1.6-liter turbocharged petrol thing with 150 or 156HP that’s mated to a 6-rush physical gearbox.
Sharing its platform with the Peugeot 308 C-segment tailgate, the 3008 crossover will primarily be unfilled exclusively with front-circle ambition. Peugeot does however deal a faux off-path embalm called “Grip Control” that consists of 16-inch M+S (Mud & Snow) tires and intelligent footing oppress. According to the French automakers own words, this container “gives the vehicle a genuine ability to overcome testing situations where the wheels have little grip.”
Those sharp for an all-sweep oblige account will have to linger awaiting the presentation of the Peugeot-Citroen PSA Group’s first pattern to be equipped with HYbrid4 technology. To be launched by 2011 the latest, the 3008 HYbrid4 will cartel a traditional engine that powers the front-wheels with a thrilling motor located under the burden quarter stagger near the hinge that drives the rear wheels.
Peugeot said that this technology will not only add all-wheel maneuver capabilities to the archetype, but it will also slash fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by around 35%. At the Paris Motor Show, the Prologue HYbrid4 belief car was unfilled with a 2.0 litre HDi FAP engine with an intensity of 163HP and an electric motor with a most space of 27 kW (37HP) for a total nation of 200HP and a limit torque of 300 Nm at the front and 200 Nm at the rear. The fuel consumption of this example in the united rotation was estimated at being only 4.1 liters/100 km (57.4mpg U.S.), with CO2 emissions of just 109 g/km.