The electric crossover debuts with a fresh platform, three powertrains and over 400 miles of range
This is the new Peugeot E-3008. And yes, it’s another new electric crossover. You’d be forgiven for rolling your eyes so dramatically they’re pointing right out the back of your head.
But this one warrants a lingering glance. The outgoing 3008 was something of a surprise star when it launched back in 2016. It returned Peugeot to form in a number of key areas, not least by virtue of being a car that was interesting to look at for all the right reasons. It drove well, too, and had an interior that first dropped your jaw but then simply worked properly.
This new version intends to pick up the baton – and then run with it by adding fully electric power for the first time. The styling is once again arresting, the 3008’s profile now much more coupifed than before (it’s a word) with a boxier, more practical shape likely reserved for the new E-5008.
Both will utilise the Stellantis group’s all-new mid-sized electric platform, debuting it with 400V battery architecture before it no doubt sits below a whole host of Vauxhalls, Citroens, Jeeps and more, such is the sheer breadth of the company now. But the E-3008 is where you’ll sample it first, the car launching with three electric powertrain options before hybrids land further down the line.
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