A set of images that preview what looks to be the next generation of Peugeot’s i-Cockpit infotainment system has surfaced online, offering a look at what will likely be the new 3008 SUV’s interior.
The images, made up of two leaked marketing shots and a collection of close-up spy photos that appeared in the Chinese press over the weekend, reveal a new dashtop screen and an expansive display in place of the conventional instrument cluster.
Both aspects of the new cabin form part of a broader move toward free-standing tablet-like displays and full-width instrument cluster screens, with brands like Audi, Mercedes-Benz and even Mazda all showcasing their own takes on the approach.
Details for the new Peugeot system are still to come, although it is clear that we can expect it to replace the current-generation i-Cockpit system, as utilised in various forms by the 308, 208 and 2008 models.
In the 308, the brand’s newest offering in Australia, the system sees the majority of controls managed directly on-screen, including air conditioning.
This latest version reveals that a series of switches will be located beneath the display, although it remains to be seen if air-con will remain an on-screen function or if it will move to the row of physical toggles and buttons.
Above: the dash of the new 2016 Peugeot 308 GTi.
Peugeot is likely to give its new-generation i-Cockpit system a proper unveiling in the coming days or weeks.
In production terms, however, we can likely expect the interface to make its market debut with the recently spied 3008 and 5008 SUVs.