2017 Peugeot 3008 confirmed for Australia
The 2017 Peugeot 3008 has been confirmed for sale in Australia with the model arriving in early 2017.
THE 2017 PEUGEOT 3008 will go on-sale in Australia in early 2017, boasting a new platform, drivetrains, technology and design. Only the name is a carry-over, Peugeot said.
“Previously a derivative of an MPV, designers and engineers focused on the booming SUV segment for the second-generation 3008, ensuring its appeal to SUV buyers,” Peugeot said in a statement.
The new 3008 shares its platform, the modular EMP2 – meaning it can be adjusted for different size vehicles, with the 308, Citroen Picasso and Grand Picasso.
When it arrives in Australia, there’ll be the choice of a turbocharged 1.6-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine and a 2.0-litre turbo-diesel available on selected models, both are Euro 6 compliant. Both will be mated to a six-speed automatic only.
Peugeot Australia General Manager, Kai Bruesewitz, said 2017 will bring with it a significant number of new and revised models for Peugeot but none more exciting than the all-new 3008.
“The launch of 3008 will coincide with a significant refocus and refresh of the brand and model line-up in Australia,” said Bruesewitz.
“The remainder of 2016 will be dedicated to preparing our business for the launch of two all-new models and a refresh to a further two model lines in 2017.
“With its all-new platform and drivetrains, combined with its French design and engineering, we are extremely excited about the all-new 3008 and believe that this is the Peugeot SUV Australians have been waiting for,” Bruesewitz added.
All-new 3008’s final pricing, model line-up and on-sale date will be confirmed closer to its 2017 launch.