Peugeot tonight reveals its new 3008 SUV, to go on sale here early next year.
The model is hailed by the divisional manager of Peugeot New Zealand, Simon Rose, as a significant turning point for the marque, enabling it to actively compete in what is now the largest segment of the New Zealand market.
"Whilst the new 3008 SUV carries the same 3008 model name as its predecessor, it is an entirely different new vehicle from the ground up,” he said.
It is the first SUV to sit on the new EMP2 platform, and will be combined with a six-speed automatic transmission.
With a range of diesel and petrol engines available, the new Peugeot 3008 SUV will offer powerful performance combined with ultra-low consumption.
The vehicle is also larger both on the interior and exterior and features an enormous boot volume of 520 litres. Targeted at lifestylers on the move, each new 3008 SUV comes with its own rechargeable electric scooter that fits uniquely into the boot.
Mr Rose said the restyled interior is spectacular, with an almost futuristic dashboard, all-new wireless charging dock, 8” touch screen, numerous state-of-the-art driver aids and latest generation i-Cockpit with personalisable head-up instrument unit and driving themes.
From the outside, the all new Peugeot 3008 SUV sports a fresh new look and features larger wheels, raised ground clearance, wide protective bands (bumper skirts, wheel arches, bottom of doors), shaped roof bars and a stylish “Black Diamond” roof.
Due to arrive in New Zealand during Q1 2017, final specification and pricing will be confirmed closer to launch.
Mr Rose said indications were the 3008 would have an exceptionally high level of standard driver assistance and active safety functions versus key market competitors.