FFor the 2021 model year, Peugeot is refreshing both its 3008 and 5008. Externally, the fine-tuning of the two SUVs can be seen in the distinctive, wider and frameless radiator grille and the longitudinal daytime running lights, which underline the now angular appearance. And LED headlights are now standard equipment. About the inner values: The “Foggy Mode” function is new, which is intended to replace fog lights and, when activated, to regulate the intensity and beam width of the dipped headlights.
In addition, the instruments have been revised, the central touchscreen is now ten inches wide. For the first time at Peugeot there is a night vision device with an infrared camera, the cruise control has a steering function, and the traffic sign recognition now also shows stop signs.
Two plug-in hybrid systems, two petrol engines with 131 or 181 hp and a diesel engine are available for the 3008. The diesel has a displacement of 1.5 liters, it offers the same performance as the small gasoline engine with its 1.2-liter three-cylinder engine. The more powerful gasoline engine is a 1.6-liter four-cylinder. The 3008 Hybrid Allure (from 42,988 euros) with front-wheel drive offers a system output of 225 hp with a top torque of 360 Newton meters. Here the 1.6-liter four-cylinder works together with a 110 hp electric motor.
In the all-wheel drive PHEV (49 616 euros) the gasoline engine offers 200 hp, plus a second electric motor with 112 hp on the rear axle. This results in a system output of 300 hp with a maximum torque of 520 Nm. In both models, the power is transferred to the wheels by means of an eight-speed automatic. During an initial test drive, the 3008 225 E showed good pulling power, and the chassis is harmoniously coordinated. Peugeot expects that around 30 percent of all 3008 buyers will opt for the front-wheel drive hybrid.
For the 5008, Peugeot does not yet have an electrified version on offer. Two petrol engines with 131 or 181 hp and two diesel engines with 131 or 177 hp make up the engine quartet. The 3008 and 5008 will go on sale on January 23, 2021. Prices start at 28,805 euros for the 3008, the 5008 starts at 31,095 euros.