Manufactured in both Europe and China, the second generation compact Peugeot 3008 crossover has racked up almost 100 awards since it launched in January 2017. This even included the prestigious European Car of the Year award in its initial year in production. Now going into its fifth production year, the Sochaux Assembly Plant in Sochaux, France celebrated the 1,000,000th 3008 rolling off the assembly line.
In France, the Peugeot 3008 has been the leader in the segment since its first month on the market. In Europe, it comes in second place overall in the SUV segment for the 2021 calendar year. It also took first place in sales in Portugal and second place in both Italy and Spain.
Europe accounts for 65% of Peugeot 3008 sales. Its major markets outside Europe are Turkey, Israel, Japan, and Egypt. More than 80% of the Peugeot 3008 produced are equipped with an automatic transmission and 38% of the vehicles produced are of the higher premium trim levels. In the United Kingdom, the top two trim levels have accounted for 53% of sales, illustrating the want for more premium models from Peugeot customers.
The 1,000,000th vehicle to roll off the Sochaux factory floor happened to be a Peugeot 3008 Plug-In Hybrid (PHEV).
Peugeot recently announced the updates for its 2022 Peugeot 3008 lineup, this included styling updates like the introduction of gloss black door mirrors on Active Premium, Allure, and Allure Premium trims. It complements the new frameless grille that was first featured on the 2020 update.
Inside, there is a new premium “Belomka” cloth with a half “Mistral” leather effect accents complemented by “Akinite” Copper stitching, which is now standard on the sporty GT trim. The 3008 also features the next-generation digital i-Cockpit® technology with a 12.3-inch digital head-up instrument panel (I/P), a compact steering wheel for improved driving dynamics, and from Allure models on up, a 10-inch HD capacitive color touchscreen with connected 3D navigation, offering a three-year subscription to TomTom® Live updates and SpeedCam/Danger Zone alerts.
The 3008 is available with two advanced PHEV options, there is the HYBRID 225 with front-wheel-drive (FWD) and HYBRID4 300 offering the enhanced performance of four-wheel-drive (4WD), capable of driving up to 39 miles (WLTP) in zero-emissions Electric Vehicle mode. Since the plug-in HYBRID powertrain joined the 3008 lineup, it has accorded for about 11.7% of the 3008’s sales.
For those not wanting a HYBRID, customers can still choose from efficient gasoline and diesel engines, including the option of an 8-speed automatic transmission.
The Peugeot 3008 comes with the latest driving aids and safety features to protect its occupants and other drivers. The technologies available include Peugeot’s innovative Night Vision technology, which allows drivers to view pedestrians and animals up to 200 meters (656 feet) on the 12.3-inch digital I/P (beyond the scope of the vehicle’s headlights), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Stop and Go, and Lane Positioning Assist help further enhance safety and driving pleasure.
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