PEUGEOT 3008. The third opus of one of the flagship models of the lion brand will be presented at the start of the next school year. That’s all we already know about the new generation of the Peugeot 3008, the best-selling compact SUV on the French market.

Launched in 2016, the second generation Peugeot 3008 was a hit. Selling more than a million copies, it is by far the brand’s most profitable model, and its restyled version, released in 2020, has only consolidated its leadership in the very buoyant segment of Compact SUVs.

But to stay at the top, and in particular to face its many rivals, led by the very promising Renault Austral, the lion brand has been working for a long time on the third opus of its bestseller. Produced in France, at the historic Sochaux factory, the new 3008 is in the home stretch of its design. Find all the known information about the new version of France’s best-selling SUV below!

After the big success of the second generation 3008, expectations around its successor, the Peugeot 3008 III, are bound to be high. The lion brand, under the orders of its chief designer Matthias Hossann, inducted in 2020 after the departure of Gilles Vidal at Renault, was not satisfied with a bland copy and paste on its most “bankable” model. Here are the main new features to know.

Diesel lovers will have to mourn: the new Peugeot 3008 will no longer offer any diesel engine. A fairly logical choice given the current environmental policy, the manufacturer thus reducing its thermal engine to a single petrol unit, the entry-level model of which will be equipped with a 1.2 l Puretech 3-cylinder 136 hp engine. The SUV will also be available in rechargeable hybrid version with the combination of the combustion engine with an electric motor for which two powers should be available (180 hp and 225 hp). Finally, and this is the great novelty, the 3rd generation of the Peugeot 3008 will be available in 100% electric. The e-3008 will be offered with one or two motors (one at the front and one at the rear), for an estimated autonomy, according to the power of the batteries designed in Douvrin (North), between 400 and 700 kilometers, which is very promising but to be verified in use.

The 3rd generation of the 3008 will be revealed in September 2023, six months ahead of its planned release at the end of the first quarter of 2024, probably in March.

The entry-level price for a petrol Peugeot 3008 is currently displayed at 35,320 euros by the manufacturer. It will cost a little more to afford his little brother whose starting price is estimated between 37,000 and 40,000 euros. For comparison, the Renault Austral, released last year, currently sells from 35,000 euros. The plug-in hybrid version will obviously cost more, probably around 45,000 euros. We can expect a similar starting price for the future e-3008, which will logically benefit from government aid (up to 7,000 euros maximum to date).