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Update: Fresh Spy Shots of New Peugeot 3008

Peugeot is in the final stages of development of its next-generation 3008 crossover.
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This time, the compact people-carrier is set to fully change its character from MPV to crossover. Our photographers supplied us with the latest spyshots of a pre-production prototype during winter testing in Northern Sweden. The vehicle was being driven at temperatures of -25 degrees Celsius (-13 Fahrenheit), so we give warm thanks to the professional photogs who waited in the freezing cold to snap these shots.

A quick look at the new 3008s profile shows a pronounced tendency towards a crossover look. The current model is styled like an MPV, but the ever-increasing popularity of crossovers in Europe made Peugeot change the body style of its next compact car, based on the 308's technical platform.

Peugeot is probably planning to adopt the new crossover shape to make the 3008 more popular among European customers. If the plan succeeds, the French company should go one step further to being profitable again, as Carlos Tavares, its CEO, intends.

The new Peugeot 3008 is expected to borrow powertrains from its platform donor, the 308 compact hatchback. Like the previous generation, the 3008 might be offered in a hybrid variant as well. This time, the French company will go full-on plug-in hybrid, though.

There’s no word on whether Peugeot will still use its signature diesel-electric hybrid combination, a technical solution different from the gasoline-electric hybrids out on the market.

Regular versions are expected to use three and four-cylinder, turbocharged, gasoline and diesel engines. While lower power variants will definitely get a front-wheel-drive configuration, the more powerful engines could be mated with an all-wheel-drive system. However, there’s no official information on that for now.

Rumors place the next-generation Peugeot 3008 in the brand’s stand at this year’s Geneva Motor Show or at the Paris Motor Show.

UPDATE: Here are ten more images of the upcoming Peugeot crossover from our shriveling spy photographers in Northern Sweden. It seems that the pre-production prototype in question was most definitely featuring an all-wheel-drive system.  

 
 
 
 
 

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