The upcoming compact electric coupe-SUV will feature three different electric powertrain choices and promises a maximum driving range of 700 km (435 miles).

Peugeot has released initial official images of its E-3008, giving a sneak peek into its exterior design before its official unveiling on September 12. The model, now in its third iteration, transitions into a fully-electric coupe-SUV, positioning itself to rival a slew of forthcoming electric vehicles in the compact category.

The outer design of the Peugeot E-3008 embraces the company's updated design vocabulary, featuring narrower headlights and a trio of LED fangs on either side of a mostly concealed grille that blends seamlessly into the front bumper. Other standout elements include avant-garde alloy wheels, a glossy black trim on the lower body, and a steeply angled rear window.

The roof and columns are coated in black, accented with a chrome strip that emphasizes the aerodynamically optimized roofline, a key design aspect of this new generation, leading to a sporty rear end. Peugeot labels the E-3008 as a “fastback SUV,” a term borrowed from its larger 408 crossover model. However, most observers will likely categorize it as a coupe-SUV. A more spacious counterpart, the E-5008, will be introduced soon after, featuring an elongated body and a more vertically aligned rear section.

Peugeot has also provided a glimpse into the E-3008's interior, which is the first to incorporate the newest version of their i-Cockpit technology. A groundbreaking 21-inch curved panoramic screen consolidates the digital dashboard, head-up display, and touchscreen into one unified display located above the conventionally petite steering wheel. This is complemented by an additional, smaller touchscreen in the center console that includes customizable “i-Toggles” and is set against a backdrop of high-grade fabrics and abundant ambient lighting.

Under the hood, the E-3008 will be the pioneer model to utilize the brand-new STLA Medium architecture, which is slated to phase out the older EMP2 platform that currently underlies most compact models across various Stellantis brands. It’s confirmed that the vehicle will come with three all-electric powertrain options and aims to provide a maximum range of up to 700 km (435 miles).

Interestingly, the STLA platform is engineered not just for electric cars but is also compatible with internal combustion engines. This leaves the door open for Peugeot to possibly launch a new 3008 equipped with the newly launched 1.2-liter 48V mild-hybrid engine as an alternative to the E-3008.

More information will be disclosed in a matter of four days, on September 12, 2023. The Peugeot E-3008 will make its debut via a live stream from the Sochaux plant in France, where it is to be produced. The price tag is anticipated to exceed that of the current Peugeot 3008, which was available in mild-hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions but never as an all-electric vehicle.

Source: Peugeot

Евгений Ушаков
Evgenii Ushakov
15 years driving