Peugeot, a prominent name in the automotive industry, has taken a significant stride into the electric vehicle (EV) market with the introduction of its all-new e-3008. This compact SUV marks the French automaker's initial foray into EVs based on the innovative Stellantis STLA Medium platform. Scheduled for release in February 2024, the e-3008 boasts an impressive WLTP range of up to 700 kilometers, offering consumers an enticing electric option in the C-segment.
Designed from the ground up as an electric vehicle, the Peugeot e-3008 will be available with three distinct all-electric powertrain configurations: a front-wheel-drive variant delivering 157 kW of power coupled with a 73 kWh battery, offering a range of up to 525 kilometers; a long-range front-wheel-drive model with 170 kW of power, powered by a 98 kWh battery for an astounding 700 kilometers of range; and an all-wheel-drive version generating 240 kW, linked to the 73 kWh battery, which provides a range of 525 kilometers. It's worth noting that these range figures are in accordance with the WLTP standard, pending final homologation. The energy storage units are sourced from NMC batteries through the Stellantis-Saft joint venture ACC.
The e-3008 is poised to showcase the capabilities of the STLA Medium platform, offering up to 98 kWh of battery capacity while maintaining compact dimensions. Despite its impressive battery capacity, this hatchback SUV measures a modest 4.54 meters in length with a 2.73-meter wheelbase. The ‘STLA Medium' serves as Stellantis' 400-volt platform tailored for passenger cars in the C and D segments. This platform is expected to underpin vehicles with ranges of up to 700 and 800 kilometers for battery electric vehicles (BEVs), aligning with Stellantis' vision of producing up to two million vehicles annually on the STLA Medium across various plants.
The platform supports wheelbases ranging from 2.70 to 2.90 meters and overall lengths from 4.30 to 4.90 meters. The e-3008, with its 2.73-meter wheelbase, illustrates that the platform can efficiently accommodate a 98-kWh battery, representing the platform's maximum energy capacity.
When it comes to charging, the e-3008 offers a standard three-phase 11 kW on-board charger and a DC charging capacity of 160 kW. Peugeot claims that the single-motor version can achieve a 20 to 80 percent charge in just 30 minutes for the Standard Range variant and “less than 30 minutes” for the Long Range model. Additionally, the e-3008 supports V1G and V2L capabilities, allowing it to intelligently charge and supply external electrical devices with power (3 kW and 16 amps).
The e-3008 features a new generation of permanent magnet synchronous motors, with front-wheel-drive versions delivering 157 kW and 343 Nm of torque, and the dual-motor variant offering 240 kW (157 kW and 343 Nm at the front and 83 kW and 166 Nm at the rear). These motors are sourced from Stellantis-Nidec based in Trémery.
Enhancing its dynamic performance, the e-3008 benefits from the STLA Medium platform's improved axles. Peugeot explains that the platform's architecture maximizes lightweight and rigid materials, lowering the vehicle's center of gravity between the wheels thanks to the optimal positioning of the single-layer battery. The vehicle boasts a 10.6-meter turning circle. As standard, the e-3008 includes multiple recuperation levels, four driving modes, and a range of driver assistance systems.
At launch, the e-3008 will be available in two trim levels, ‘Allure' and ‘GT,' with three option packages for simplified choices. Allure models feature a single color finish and fabric/imitation leather upholstery with embossed motifs. Standard equipment includes a keyless entry and start system, HD reversing camera, rear parking assist, Eco LED headlights, 19-inch alloy wheels, Peugeot i-Cockpit with two 10-inch displays, and Peugeot i-Connect infotainment.
In the GT trim, the e-3008 offers a two-tone paint finish with a black roof and Alcantara/leatherette upholstery. Key features include 20-inch alloy wheels, Pixel LED headlights, front parking assist, a sensor-controlled tailgate, heated steering wheel, inductive smartphone charging, customizable ambient lighting, Peugeot i-Cockpit with a curved 21-inch screen, and an upgraded Peugeot i-Connect infotainment system.
Peugeot highlights the e-3008's sleek silhouette, referring to it as “cat-like.” Its dimensions include a width of 1.89 meters and a height of 1.64 meters. Second-row space and boot capacity, at 520 liters, remain identical to the previous Peugeot 3008.
Externally, the e-3008 sports a redesigned front end, retaining the distinct Peugeot light signature with three claws, but featuring updated headlights and radiator grille. At the rear, a spoiler adds a touch of flair, while decorative body inserts have been minimized, and chrome elements have been eliminated. The e-3008 will be available in six colors.
Inside the cabin, Peugeot offers a panoramic 21-inch screen in the GT trim, combining driving-relevant information and a touchscreen area to control various functions. The Allure trim features two 10-inch digital screens. Additional interior features include a new compact steering wheel, enhanced front seats, and ample storage options throughout the cabin.
The e-3008 comes equipped with various driver assistance systems, including Active Safety Brake Plus with Front Collision Warning, Active Lane Keeping Assist with Steering Intervention, Drowsiness Alert, Advanced Traffic Sign Recognition, and Blind Spot Assist. The vehicle also incorporates semi-autonomous driving functions.
While Peugeot has not yet disclosed pricing details, it has confirmed plans to offer the new 3008 with a hybrid powertrain. According to Linda Jackson, Global CEO of Peugeot, the e-3008 signifies a pivotal step in Peugeot's transformation into a 100 percent electric brand that sets new standards in design, driving pleasure, and efficiency. Jerome Micheron, Product Director at Peugeot, underscores the e-3008's role as a best-seller in the company's lineup, emphasizing its appeal to discerning, fast-moving customers.