New Peugeot E-3008: specs, pricing and hybrid version also available
The electric Peugeot E-3008 and hybrid 3008 are now available to order in the UK, with a plug-in hybrid on the way
- Range of up to 435 miles
- Pricing starts from £45,850 for E-3008
- Cheaper hybrid option also available
The Peugeot 3008 has been reborn as a coupe-SUV arriving in 2024, and UK buyers are able to order one now. The electric Peugeot E-3008 is the star of the show, available alongside a cheaper hybrid model, and the brand has confirmed that a plug-in hybrid model will also form part of the lineup later on. This puts Peugeot’s family SUV squarely up against a host of rivals, from the Volkswagen ID.4 and Skoda Enyaq to the Hyundai Tucson.
The coupe styling isn’t merely for show, helping to make the SUV more aerodynamically efficient and improve its range. It gets a sloped roofline at the rear for a sporty look and adopts Peugeot’s latest design language, with aggressive front and rear fascias and LED light signatures with three-piece elements on either side.
Despite the car’s new tapering design, Peugeot says the new E-3008 will offer just as much boot space as the more upright outgoing model, at 520 litres. We were given a chance to sit in the new E-3008 and found that headroom was generous, with lots of legroom in the front and back seats. The gear selector has been moved from the centre console onto the dash, allowing for more storage space in the front, which includes a bin with a hinged lid.
Peugeot E-3008 interior design
The inside features a new dashboard design and upgraded infotainment compared to the outgoing model. There’s a curved 21-inch screen that sweeps from ahead of the driver and to the middle of the dash, featuring the brand’s latest Panoramic i-Cockpit system and finished with a fabric surround. Peugeot has also added its “i-Toggle” touch-sensitive panel beneath the main screen, and users can now configure up to 10 icons split over two pages – with a swipe left or right they can find the item they need. The infotainment system is also Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatible and gets Peugeot’s latest voice assistant.
The E-3008 can be ordered in a choice of two trim levels from launch. Entry-level Allure gets half faux leather and half fabric upholstery sourced from mostly recycled materials. Peugeot says 500kg of sustainable, eco-friendly materials are used in the 3008. Allure also gets keyless go, a reversing camera, rear parking sensors, LED headlights and 19-inch alloys among other features.
GT is the next step up, adding two-tone paint with a contrasting coloured roof, Alcantara upholstery, 20-inch wheels, upgraded pixel LED headlights, parking sensors up front, heated steering wheel and front seats with an option massage function and wireless smartphone charging.
Driver assistance tech is strong, too, including autonomous emergency braking and long-range blind spot monitoring fitted as standard. Upgrading to the GT model brings semi-autonomous adaptive cruise control, along with technology to help the car stay in its lane or change to the adjacent one on command.
Peugeot E-3008 powertrains and specs
The entry-level electric model gets a 73kWh battery with a front-mounted electric motor producing 207bhp and capable of a 0-62mph time of 8.8 seconds. Peugeot also quotes an impressive official range figure of up to 326 miles to a charge. The other single-motor electric model is slightly more powerful with 227bhp, but acceleration is nearly identical given its heavier 98kWh battery. It’s also the longest-range model, capable of up to 435 miles to a charge.
The most powerful version is an all-wheel drive, dual-motor variant that gets 315bhp. It’s capable of a faster 0-62mph time and gets the same 73kWh battery as the single-motor car, as well as the same official electric range.
The self-charging hybrid option utilises the same powertrain found in the 3008’s bigger sibling, the 5008, combining a 1.2-litre engine with a small electric motor and battery. This system produces 134bhp and drives the 3008’s front wheels through a six-speed automatic gearbox. As expected, acceleration is slower than its electric counterpart, with 0-62mph achieved in a shade over ten seconds. Peugeot is yet to reveal details for the plug-in hybrid powertrain option.
Peugeot E-3008 pricing and availability
Currently, only the entry-level single-motor E-3008 and self-charging hybrid 3008 models are available to order in the UK. The hybrid model is unsurprisingly cheaper, with a starting price of £34,650 for the Allure trim, jumping to £38,150 for GT.
There’s a hefty price bump if you want pure battery power, the E-3008 starting at £45,850 in Allure trim, increasing to £49,650 for the GT model. Whilst the more powerful single-motor and dual-motor E-3008 models aren’t available yet, we can expect prices to rise well into mid-£50k territory for top-spec models.
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