Peugeot's chic 3008 SUV gets a striking facelift and new technology ahead of an Australian debut set for the first quarter of 2021.
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UPDATE, 27 January 2021: Peugeot Australia has confirmed the new 3008 will touch down on local shores in the coming months, offering the choice of a new GT Sport variant.

The 3008 GT Sport grade will exclusively add a 'Black Pack', comprising black exterior and interior trim and black 19-inch alloy wheels, while other additions over lesser variants will include Nappa leather trim and a 10-speaker Focal premium sound system.

Our original story continues below.

Alex Misoyannis

1 September 2020: Peugeot is updating the mid-sized 3008 SUV for the 2021 model year. The second-generation (P84) French SUV was launched in 2017, and the update represents the first significant change in the model’s lifecycle.

The 2021 Peugeot 3008 features a revised front end with a new grille and vertical running lamp signature, updated LED tail lights with animated indicators, and a range of new colour and trim options.

The new look brings the SUV more in line with the new Peugeot 508 sedan and wagon, as well as the forthcoming new-gen 208 hatch.

Style is at the forefront of the update with the model’s identity now featured on the leading edge of the bonnet, above the familiar Peugeot lion motif.

Seven colours are available across the range, with Celebes Blue and Vertigo Blue joining the palette.

As on the current model, the GT-pack cars will receive unique styling components, including 19-inch “San Francisco” alloy wheels. An optional black trim pack will also be available, which includes unique 19-inch “Washington” style wheels.

Inside, the i-Cockpit instrument cluster has been updated to a 12.3-inch fully digital display, and the central touch screen is now a 10-inch unit, supported by a row of ‘shortcut’ buttons to access key functions.

Technology is further bolstered by night-vision pedestrian and animal detection that can ‘see’ up to 250 metres beyond the range of the high-beam headlamps.

Adaptive cruise control, AEB, lane position assist and traffic sign recognition are also included.

International ModelEngineOutputTransmissionDrive
Peugeot 3008 Petrol1.2-litre 3-cyl turbo petrol96kW / 230Nm6-speed manualFWD
1.2-litre 3-cyl turbo petrol96kW / 230Nm8-speed automaticFWD
1.6-litre 4-cyl turbo petrol133kW / 250Nm8-speed automaticFWD
Peugeot 3008 Diesel1.4-litre 4-cyl turbo diesel95kW / 300Nm6-speed manualFWD
1.4-litre 4-cyl turbo diesel95kW / 300Nm8-speed automaticFWD
Peugeot 3008 Hybrid1.6-litre 4-cyl turbo petrol + electric motorCombined - 165kW / 320Nm8-speed automaticFWD
1.6-litre 4-cyl turbo petrol + twin electric motorsCombined - 224kW / 520Nm8-speed automaticAWD

Global 3008 models are offered with a choice of three- and four-cylinder turbocharged petrol and a 1.5-litre turbocharged diesel engine, plus two hybrid petrol-electric options.

The range-topping AWD Hybrid4 300 e-Eat8 (yes, really) features a 147kW 1.6-litre petrol engine, paired with an 81kW electric motor on the gearbox and another 83kW motor on the rear axle for a combined output of 224kW and 520Nm. There is a 13.2kW battery which supports a WLTP-claimed range of 59km in electric mode.

When will the new 2021 Peugeot 3008 come to Australia?

A spokesperson from Peugeot Australia has told Caradvice that the Australian MY21 Peugeot 3008 lineup will continue with the petrol/diesel options as per the current range when the new models arrive in Q1 2021. The PHEV variants of the 3008 will follow in Q2.

Local specification and pricing for the MY21 Peugeot 3008 is not yet known.

Current MY2020 pricing and range details are below.

ModelSpecEngineOutputPrice (MSRP)
Peugeot 3008GT2.0L turbo diesel133kW / 400Nm$54,990
GT-Line1.6L turbo petrol121kW / 240Nm$47,990
Allure1.6L turbo petrol121kW / 240Nm$43,990
Peugeot 5008GT2.0L turbo diesel133kW / 400Nm$58,990
GT-Line1.6L turbo petrol121kW / 240Nm$51,990

James Ward

Below: the 3008 in its current form