2016 Peugeot 3008 Specs, Price and Release Date – Its blend of comfort and quality make the 3008 a practical family car, and it comes with plenty of kit in this trim level. The 1.6-litre diesel engine is smooth and punchy, and is hushed when cruising. It’s also got a claimed fuel economy of 58.9mpg and CO2 emissions of 125g/km.
It sits in a low tax band and is in insurance group 14, which helps to keep running costs down. The 3008 has a split tailgate and rear seats that can fold to increase the capacity of the already impressive boot.
2016 Peugeot 3008 Specs
New Peugeot 3008 design
If the new Peugeot 3008 looks anything like the Quartz concept, then we’re in for a treat. Its 2.6-metre width makes it imposing to look at and it comes fitted with 23-inch alloy wheels that sit in huge wheelarches. The 4.5-metre-long body has been designed to give the impression that it’s honed from one piece of metal.
Cooling ducts appear on the front bumper and bonnet, while a large Peugeot badge sits on a grille that changes appearance as you move around the car. There are other details, too, including a retractable step on the car’s flank and a glass roof that morphs into two rear spoilers.
Matthias Hossann, Peugeot Quartz design manager, said: “The Peugeot Quartz Concept is the marriage in a single form that embraces the lower aspects of an SUV with the upper features of a saloon seamlessly carved. The styling reflects the function of each part. The Quartz’s sculpted body and innovative materials pack a punch while ensuring dynamic efficiency.”
New Peugeot 3008 interior
Underneath the flashy exterior, the Quartz shares the same underpinnings as the new Peugeot 308, but in place of the conventional steel panels, the Quartz gets composite ones. They’re lighter, but also strong enough to allow Peugeot to remove the car’s middle pillar to give excellent interior access. A similar design would makes sense in the family-orientated Peugeot 3008 and already features in models such as the Ford B-MAX.
Many of the interior components have been created using digitally woven textiles. A first for a car, they’re made from recycled plastics and require no cutting, to reduce waste. More traditional leather is used for the seats, but also on the roof, floor and cabin sides.
Peugeot’s i-Cockpit design means the Quartz gets four individual seats, each of which features a motorsport-inspired harness rather than a normal seatbelt.
New Peugeot 3008 engine
2016 Peugeot 3008 Specs, The Peugeot Quartz is fitted with a complex petrol-electric hybrid engine that should offer excellent fuel economy and extremely strong performance. We would expect a hybrid engine to feature in the new Peugeot 3008.
Petrol power in the Quartz comes from the 1.6-litre engine used by the Peugeot RCZ-R. It produces 270bhp on its own, while two electric motors that drive the front and rear wheels increase the total output to 493bhp. The front electric motor recharges the battery during braking, while providing instant thrust for the few seconds before the petrol engine gets up to speed. The rear motor can also recharge the battery, while giving the car four-wheel-drive grip in slippery conditions.
Three driving modes are available: ZEV, Road, and Race. The first allows the car to drive for around 30 miles on electricity alone, while Road mode uses the petrol engine and front electric motor to maximise the car’s ability to recharge its batteries. Race mode is all about speed, with the rear motor employed to maximise grip. Pneumatic (air) suspension that adjusts automatically between 300 and 350mm means the Quartz can deal with all road surfaces.
2016 Peugeot 3008 Price and Release Date
The new Peugeot 3008 is unlikely to feature the expensive composite panels and powerful engine of the Quartz concept – we expect the car to be priced at around £18,000 when it goes on sale in 2016.