2021 Peugeot 3008 family SUV revealed: price specs and release date

Facelifted Peugeot 3008 family SUV gets a new look, and upgraded infotainment and safety tech...

2021 Peugeot 3008 front

On sale: Late 2020 | Price from: £28,000 (est)

The problem with being good at something is that it sets an expectation of being good all the time. So thanks to the success of its other SUVs, expectations for this facelifted Peugeot 3008 couldn’t be higher.

The 3008 follows the smaller 2008 in getting a bold new design featuring a massive front grille and LED headlights and tail-lights, plus there’s a wider variety of paint options to help owners stand out from the crowd.

2021 Peugeot 3008 rear

2021 Peugeot 3008 engines

Engines are largely carried over from today’s car, meaning there are two plug-in hybrid options to choose from, with both able to officially travel for more than 30 miles solely on electric power, plus 1.2-litre and 1.6-litre petrols for those wanting a conventional engine. For high-mileage drivers, there’s also a 1.5-litre diesel. 

2021 Peugeot 3008 interior

2021 Peugeot 3008 interior

Inside, the infotainment touchscreen has grown to 10.0in, while a new 12.3in digital instrument cluster puts the most important information directly in front of you. This is said to be far more customisable than the current 3008’s. As now, the 3008’s infotainment system includes both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto phone mirroring, but there are now more USB connections than before, with two extra ports in the second row.

As part of an upgraded suite of safety technology, the 3008 now comes with night vision, which allows the car to detect pedestrians or animals up to 250 metres in front when visibility is poor. There’s also enhanced automatic emergency braking that can now detect pedestrians and cyclists as well as other cars, plus lane-positioning assistance that takes some of the effort out of steering on motorway journeys.

2021 Peugeot 3008 rear seats

2021 Peugeot 3008 equipment and price

Peugeot has also revised the 3008’s trim structure, with each trim level separated by an intermediate ‘pack’. Standard equipment is plentiful, though, with even entry-level Active trim offering 17in alloy wheels, dual-zone climate control and rear parking sensors.

Prices are expected to rise slightly compared with those of the existing 3008, starting at around £28,000. That means the 3008 will remain more expensive than rival mainstream family SUVs such as the Nissan Qashqai and Skoda Karoq to buy, but it’s worth remembering that our Target Price discounts could shave a tidy amount off that sum before long.

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