August launch for new mid-sized SUV
First Australian details of the 2018 Peugeot 3008 and 5008 SUVs have been revealed ahead of the new pair's local launch.
While full pricing and specifications are still to be confirmed, the French manufacturer's local arm has divulged that its CX-5 competitor, the 3008, will offer high levels of standard equipment and technology, including a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and a 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system across the range.
Kicking off the four-strong line-up will be the entry-level Active, which scores the aforementioned driver's and central displays, along with autonomous emergency braking (AEB), dual front, side, and curtain airbags, driver attention alert, cruise control with speed limiter, along with speed limit recognition.
Next up is the Allure, which so far we know comes with keyless entry and push-button start, dual-zone climate control, aluminium roof rails, rear privacy glass, satellite navigation, DAB digital radio, and 18-inch alloy wheels.
Compared to the equivalent version in Europe, the Oz-bound 3008 Allure, currently the only model somewhat detailed by Peugeot at this point in time, misses out on idle stop/start technology, and gets different interior trims - there are no images to illustrate this, however.
Optional equipment on the Allure grade includes electrically-adjustable massaging front seats, wireless phone charging, a panoramic sunroof and full-LED headlights - the latter coming standard on the GT-Line and GT variants.
Alloy wheels ranging from 17- to 19-inches are available, while luggage capacity is rated at a competitive 520 litres with the second row in place and expanding to 1482L with the rear seats folded flat.
For further details on GT-Line and GT models, we'll have to wait until closer to the 3008's Australian launch.
Regular versions of the 3008 will come exclusively with a 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine, developing 121kW of power at 6000rpm and 240Nm of torque at 1400rpm.
Drive is sent exclusively to the front wheels via a six-speed automatic transmission.
Additionally, the range-topping sporty GT model gets a 2.0-litre turbo-diesel unit, producing 133kW of power at 3750rpm and a meaty 400Nm of torque at 2000rpm.
The larger 5008 on the other hand (above), will be the company's first seven-seat SUV when it arrives in Australian showrooms.
Set to take on the likes of the Skoda Kodiaq, the 5008 so far has only been detailed to some extent in flagship GT trim, and like its little brother, it should be loaded with kit.
According to materials passed on by Peugeot's local arm, the 5008 GT will feature nappa leather trim, keyless entry with push-button start, dual-zone climate control, 19-inch alloy wheels, electrically-adjustable front seats with massage function, aluminium pedals, full-LED headlights with cornering lights, privacy glass, and the driver assistance package - the latter being optional back in Europe.
Despite being the French automaker's first seven-seat SUV, the third row of seating is listed as optional, as is an automatic tailgate, wireless phone charging, and a panoramic sunroof.
The 5008 GT will come equipped with the same 133kW/400Nm 2.0-litre turbo-diesel as the 3008 GT, with drive also sent to the front wheels via a six-speed automatic transmission.
For more details, however, we'll have to wait until the local launch of both models. The 3008 is due in showrooms from next month, while the new 5008 is expected - although not confirmed - to follow in early 2018.