The all-new Peugeot E-3008 is a “fastback SUV” with 700 km of EV range

After showing off its design earlier this week, the all-new Peugeot E-3008 has finally made its official debut today, reinventing the popular compact crossover nameplate into a fully-electric model.

As the first model to be built on the Stellantis group’s latest STLA Medium battery electric vehicle (BEV) platform, the all-new Peugeot E-3008 promises an impressive range of up to 700 km, alongside enhanced driving feel and performance, as well as access to connected services and functions.

Curiously, despite the “BEV-by-design” platform, Peugeot says that the new 3008 will also be available with ICE, hybrid, and plug-in hybrid powertrain options at a later date, depending on market requirements.

The Peugeot E-3008 measures 4,540 mm long, 1,890 mm wide, and 1,640 mm tall, making it ever so slightly larger than the outgoing model in every dimension aside from the identical 2,730 mm wheelbase. Despite the similarities, the all-new Peugeot E-3008 has taken a wildly different approach in its design, making even the funky 2008 look dated.

The most notable change here is its new sloping roofline, which Peugeot describes as a “fastback SUV”, eschewing the traditional upright SUV proportions of its predecessor. To complement the E-3008’s coupe-esque silhouette, the D-pillar also receives a unique panel that gives-off a floating effect around its roof spoiler.

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In an unusual move for EVs, the front fascia of the all-new Peugeot E-3008 is almost entirely covered by a frameless grille element that fades away into the front bumper. Above it are the new slimmer headlights, with an evolutionary take on the company’s lion’s claw concept where the three LED strips extend downards to form what is essentially the grille’s outer border.

Other exterior highlights include the futuristic-looking wheels, measuring 19- or 20-inches in diameter depending on variant, the full-width tail lights that echoes the front’s three-claw motif, the gloss black lower claddings, and the new Peugeot badge on the front fenders in a move seemingly inspired by Ferrari.

The Peugeot E-3008’s interior design has been revealed way back in June this year, and the main headline here is the new 21-inch panoramic curved display unit (for the GT trim; Allure trim variants get two 10-inch displays inside a curved glass panel) above the dashboard and the small octagon-shaped steering wheel, forming the marque’s latest i-Cockpit interior concept.

As is usual on Peugeots, the screen – alongside all control surfaces – are tilted slightly towards the driver for better ergonomics. On the centre stack, however, Peugeot have now replaced the iconic piano keys buttons with a new “i-Toggles” system – a haptic pressure-sensitive touchscreen panel with up to 10 configurable shortcut keys that replaces the traditional air-conditioning controls. The verdict is still out if it’s actually convenient to use while driving.

As we’ve mentioned, the new STLA Medium platform has opened the compact “fastback SUV” up to a whole range of connected features, including over-the-air updates, an “OK Peugeot” voice assistant system, as well as a TomTom connected navigation system that uses various data points such as road gradient, traffic information, vehicle condition and charge levels, and even charging availability to calculate the ideal route for the car.

Peugeot has also upgraded the E-3008’s advanced driver assistance features with the latest Drive Assist Plus suite, offering features such as adaptive cruise control with stop-go functionality, lane keeping assist with assisted lane change, lane departure warning and correction, long-range blind-spot monitoring system (up to 75 m), autonomous emergency braking, as well as a speed limit notification system.

The Peugeot E-3008 will be offered in three different powertrain configurations, starting with a base variant featuring a single 157 kW (210 hp) and 343 Nm motor up front, paired to a 73 kWh battery pack for 525 km range. In performance terms, the standard range Electric 210 takes a fairly-leisure 8.7 seconds to reach 100 km/h from a standstill.

For drivers who need a little more range, Peugeot will also be offering the E-3008 with a larger 98 kWh battery pack for up to 700 km of electric range. It still gets a single motor on the front axle, slightly boosted here to now make 170 kW (230 hp). Due to the heavier kerb weight, though, 0-100 km/h is 0.2 seconds slower than even the base variant.

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At the top of the performance chart is the Electric 320 variant, which takes the standard FWD variant and add second 80 kW electric motor on the rear axle for an all-wheel drive set-up, and a total system output of 240 kW (320 hp). Century sprint on the dual-motor variant takes 6.4 seconds, and it’ll also (surprisingly) do the same 525 km range, sharing the same 73 kWh battery pack as the base variant.

Built on a 400V architecture, the batteries will take approximately 30 minutes (or “under 30 minutes” on Long Range variant) to charge from 20-80%, using a 160 kW DC fast charger. A 11 kW on-board AC charger is standard, with 22 kW available as option.

The batteries on the Peugeot E-3008 are built in a single-layer construction, and placed as low as possible between its axle, courtesy of the STLA platform – in order to help keep centre of gravity as low as possible, aiding its handling performance.

The car’s driving capabilities are further enhanced by the four driving modes on offer, including an AWD mode for the dual-motor variant, as well as a Sport mode that offers a more dynamic drive with specific accelerator and power steering tuning maps.



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