Peugeot reveals restyled 3008 with PHEV variant for 2021
The compact SUV has received an updated design and interior technology, as well as a plug-in hybrid option.
The first-generation 3008 is considered by many as one of Peugeot's worst cars, as it felt like it was made by people who had been deliberately told by the management to make the worst car possible. Fortunately, the new generation of 3008 has shown that Peugeot has not lost the art of making good cars.
Now, the company has unveiled an updated version of the car, featuring several new design features such as a tweaked front end with a new frameless grille, reshaped air intakes, and the vertically oriented LED daytime running lights, which have been used on Peugeot's other cars.
The car's interior has also been updated by implementing the brand's 'i-Cockpit' interior layout, which includes a 12.3in digital instrument display with improved graphics and rendering, which improves readability.
Peugeot has also announced that there will be a front-wheel drive PHEV version of car that will sit below the more powerful Hybrid4 version (222bhp compared to Hybrid4's 296bhp) and that will do 35 miles of range on electric power compared to Hybrid4's 37 miles.
The car's price will be unveiled close to its European launch at the end of the year, and it's expected to be more expensive than the previous version.
Overall, the changes look promising, although I do not see much point in creating a PHEV version that is worse than the Hybrid.