Peugeot’s new 3008 looks much smarter

Peugeot’s new 3008 looks much smarter

The 3008 is not a van or a station wagon; it’s intended to put the S back into SUV with a bluff, front end, a long bonnet, wide protective mouldings and a high waistline with a lower glass-house area.

At 4450mm long on a 2675mm wheelbase, it’s 80mm longer than its predecessor, 62mm of which is between the axles. Its width is unchanged at 1840, and overall height has been kept to 1620mm, despite an imposing 220mm of ground clearance.

We’ve already seen its i-Cockpit, but it’s worth reiterating its highlights. Peugeot is sticking steadfastly with its weeny-steering-wheel-beneath-the-dials setup, but trust us, you get used to it quickly when you’re driving one.

Although its now eight-year-old predecessor was given a facelift in 2013 to bring it in-line with that new look, the all-new 3008 takes the look further with a bolder and more upright face than any of its siblings.

It’s a little bigger than before, however, measuring up at 4.5m long, 1.8m wide and 1.6m tall. That means there is more room for passengers and luggage, with a 520-litre boot – which is up to 90 litres bigger than the old car’s.

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