This prototype of the new Peugeot 3008 wants to cover its tracks with a C5 Aircross body

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No, this is not a Citroën C5 Aircross. These spyshots taken by our spy photographers actually show a Stellantis Group test mule, which sports the chevron SUV body. But under this pageantry, our image hunters ensure that it is the new Peugeot 3008 which is hiding.

It is indeed easy to distinguish that this body of C5 Aircross is a deception. The rear doors are too short, and the ground clearance too high. Looks like the SUV has been shrunk. With this trick, Peugeot can test the new 3008 without arousing suspicion, and above all without revealing the new design of its flagship model.

A more habitable 3008 in development

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Restyled in 2020, the Peugeot 3008 is preparing to switch to a new generation in 2023. Our informants expect the SUV to be a little larger than the model launched in 2016, in order to accentuate the difference with the 2008 The Lion would also like to offer more space for passengers and improve the loading volume of the trunk of its 3008.

A front end inspired by the 308?

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In terms of design, this new Peugeot 3008 should inevitably adopt the new emblem of the French manufacturer. The name of the model should also be present on the hood, while the SUV would logically adopt a light signature close to that of the last 308. The famous fangs should therefore be part of it. And on the equipment side, advanced autonomous driving is envisaged.

Hybrid and 100% electric on the menu

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Under the hood, this new Peugeot 3008 should be offered with mild hybrid petrol engines. Plug-in hybrid versions should also be offered on high-end models. Finally, an electric version is expected, also for 2023. It should probably be called Peugeot e-3008.

In the meantime, new prototypes – this time with the right bodywork, but still camouflaged – should be on the open road in the winter of 2022, before an official presentation in the course of 2023.

In short

The new generation of the Peugeot 3008 is expected at the turn. Planned for 2023, the release of this new version of the SUV is an important moment for Peugeot. The French manufacturer is therefore testing the new 3008 on the open road, with in particular this prototype hidden under a fake Citroën C5 Aircross body. Surprised by our spy photographers, the machine does not deceive our trained eye. No information is filtering from Peugeot at the time of writing, but we can expect a larger 3008 than before, so as to create a real difference with the 3008 and offer a more spacious interior. . The hood of the new 3008 could contain gasoline engines with light hybridization, but also rechargeable hybrids. A 100% electric version probably called Peugeot e-3008 is also expected.

Quentin Gueroult

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