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Think the Toyota bZ4X and Hyundai Ioniq 5 are funky? Next-generation 2024 Peugeot 3008 morphs into all-electric rival to out-style all comers

The new-generation Peugeot 3008 looks bold in all-electric e-3008 form.

Peugeot Australia’s most popular passenger model, the 3008, has been transformed into a sleek, stylish and all-electric model for it’s next-generation iteration.

Revealed in all-electric e-3008 form, the new electric car is set to battle the likes of the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Toyota bZ4X in the tailpipe emissions-free mid-size SUV segment, though exact timing is still to be confirmed.

“On the back of launching Peugeot's first all-electric vehicles in the Australian market – the e-Partner Van and e-2008 SUV – we're pleased to confirm the next-level e-3008, revealed globally today, will launch in Australia,” said Peugeot Australia Managing Director Kate Gillis in a press release.

“Combined with the local introduction of the e-208, e-Expert and 408 PHEV in 2024, there is no doubt that Peugeot’s future is electrifying.”

Two trim levels will be made available overseas– Allure and GT – with three powertrain options spread across the variants, including an entry-level 157kW/343Nm, mid-spec 170kW/343Nm and flagship 240kW dual-motor model.

The 157kW version features a driving range of 525km, the potent dual-range 240kW powertrain will do 525km and the 170kW tune features a driving range of 700km – all tested on WLTP conditions.

With a 400-volt lithium-ion battery (measuring 73kWh for the 157kW and 240kW variants, and 98kWh for the long-range 170kW), the e-3008 can be recharged from 20-80 per cent in as little as 30 minutes when using a 160W DC fast charger.

Built on Stellantis’ STLA platform, the e-3008 will be the first production model on the new architecture and be produced from Sochaux, France.

Peugeot has also confirmed that hybrid and plug-in hybrid options will be available “according to market needs”.

Most striking of all however, is the new 3008’s design that pushes it away from French quirk more towards cutting-edge sci-fi.

Gone is the upright, high-riding SUV design of the outgoing second-generation 3008 in favour of a sleek fastback design.

Up front is the latest interpretation of Peugeot’s three-claw lighting signature, while the all-electric e-3008 features a grille that bleeds into the bumper for a futuristic aesthetic.

Filling the wheelarches are 19- or 20-inch wheels, while all chrome exterior accents have been ditched in favour of coloured components (Meteor Grey for the front lip and rear bumper; Oribital Black for the mirror caps).

Peugeot’s unique two-tone finish with contrasting gloss-black roof also carries over to the new model, while the all-electric GT grade also scores the same finish on the underbody cladding.

The new 3008’s dimensions now measure 4.54m long, 1.89m wide and 1.6m tall, making it longer and wider than before, but Peugeot still calls it “one of the most compact” in its class “while still providing plenty of passenger and luggage space”.

Despite the fastback design, Peugeot says the boot capacity is identical to the current 3008, which measures 520 litres up to the parcel shelf.

Step inside and there’s a massive 21.0-inch floating screen that encompasses the digital instrumentation and multimedia touchscreen system, at least in top-spec grades.

Base Allure variants are fitted with two 10.0-inch screens.

Peugeot’s flat-top and -bottomed steering wheel also makes its way to the new 3008, while various cabin materials including synthetic leather, cloth and Alcantara can be found throughout depending on grade.

The e-3008 will launch in Europe early next year, with Australian timing to be confirmed.

Peugeot also revealed an all-electric e-5008 large SUV will follow the new 3008 with details to be revealed early in 2024.

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