Peugeot’s much-anticipated rival to the Tesla Mannequin Y has emerged sooner than anticipated. A Korean web site, Autospy, leaked pictures of the Peugeot E-3008, displaying off its full design earlier than its scheduled September 12 reveal.
Sporting a recent, extra angular fashion, the E-3008 is distinctive from the beforehand seen 408 coupe crossover. Its design speaks to a departure from typical coupe crossovers because it stands with a extra upright posture than its 408 counterpart. Earlier E-3008 teasers gave a restricted view of the facet, maintaining a lot beneath wraps with its pre-launch livery. These new leaks, nevertheless, present a pronounced angular contact on the decrease doorways. The automobile now boasts sharper creases emphasizing its arches and options black wheel arch cladding.
In a notable enhancement for drivers, a brand new window appears to be current behind the C-pillar. This addition goals to mitigate the automobile’s blind spot. One other fascinating characteristic is the four-spoke wheels, harking back to the 408’s fashion.
On the entrance, the upcoming Peugeot has glossy headlights dissected by a singular triple ‘claw’ LED operating mild. In a design evolution, the higher grille now merges extra fluidly with the encircling bodywork. This departure from earlier fashions just like the 3008 and 5008 seems practical in addition to aesthetic. It appears the higher grille holds radar modules for a sophisticated security suite, relegating cooling features to the decrease grille.
The rear reveals an LED mild bar extending throughout the tailgate, complemented by ‘claw’ mild signatures that mirror the entrance. A daring piano-black diffuser graces the rear bumper, separated from the physique by a gray trim, and incorporates rear mild reflectors.
Beneath, the E-3008 leverages Stellantis’s STLA Medium platform. Committing to a superior driving expertise, the corporate guarantees unparalleled vary, charging time, and efficiency. With a ‘Efficiency’ battery pack, it pledges over 700km of WLTP vary and over 500km with a ‘Normal’ pack. These automobiles will make use of a 400V electrical system. Moreover, Stellantis commits to a speedy cost: 20 to 80 per cent in 27 minutes.
The powertrain decisions embrace single or twin motors, delivering between 160 and 285kW of energy.
Inside, Peugeot unveils the Panoramic i-Cockpit, representing a brand new inside period. Like its predecessors, the instrument cluster and touchscreen lean in direction of the windscreen. But, now, each are housed in a curved 21.0-inch show, tilted in direction of the driving force however accessible to the entrance passenger. The dashboard stands out with its multi-tiered structure, highlighted by vibrant body-colored trim and wealthy material patches. This material extends throughout the middle console and dashboard, seamlessly integrating with the local weather management display screen, gear selectors, and vents. The middle console additionally neatly organizes important features just like the digital parking brake and quantity controls.
Lastly, the two-spoke steering wheel is fitted with touch-sensitive buttons. Nevertheless, Peugeot assures that these will solely reply when pressed intentionally.
Conclusively, the E-3008 is a big addition to Peugeot’s increasing electrical fleet. In Australia, the model already retails the e-2008 and e-Companion, with the e-208 and e-Skilled quickly to hitch. The E-3008, with its revolutionary design and performance, appears primed to impress the market.