New Peugeot 3008 Peeked With Disguised Heavy Production Body

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Peugeot has finally moved development of the next generation 3008 to a slightly more advanced stage where the production body of the model is involved. It’s still clearly a prototype in disguise, but at least it gives us a chance to see the new vehicle’s overall dimensions and shape. This is good progress considering the automaker used Citroen mules when the 3008 tested for the first time in September this year.

The French manufacturer tested the new 3008 in Scandinavia where there is a lot of snow at this time and the temperatures are rather low. The prototype rides on temporary wheels with winter tires and the entire body is covered in camouflage foil. The front end has some added camouflage that makes the fascia stand out more than it actually does. Headlights mounted high, just under the hood. At the bottom of the front bumper, there is a large black plastic cover, which presumably hides the radar for the vehicle’s semi-autonomous function.

However, the situation is more interesting in hindsight. While there are some faux body panels that make this crossover look a bit like a Pontiac Aztek, we believe the upper part of the disguise isn’t part of the model’s true profile. If this assumption holds true, the roofline will actually be very sloping at the rear, reminiscent of the Peugeot 408. To some extent, the 3008 looks like a smaller version of the stylish fastback with a slightly more crossover-inspired design. language. Of course, these are all just assumptions based on what we can see so far.

We don’t know much about what will be hiding under the skin as it is too early in the development phase for any details to be made available. Early predictions were that the new 3008 would be offered with a gas, plug-in hybrid and fully electric powertrain. More precise details regarding this engine are not expected until next year.

It’s too early to say when the new 3008 will debut. A very rough timeline could be a late 2023 debut and early 2024 market launch, but we’ll have to wait and see how the development process goes to make a more educated guess. For now, all we have is a photo of the new spy with the crossover, showing it with its production body.