Peugeot 3008

Peugeot 3008

Peugeot 3008

First seen as a concept at last years Paris Motorshow - Prologue Hybrid 4 - the new Peugeot 3008 cross-over vehicle can now be revealed in all its glory.

This new, compact and spacious cross-over, represents a totally new offering in the UK car market. It is aimed at sport-loving couples, modern families, senior citizens and active young people who desire a type of car which does not fall into existing categories, such as hatchbacks and MPVs. Due to this positioning; it was perfectly natural that the project originally code named T84 should be called 3008.

The 3008 is based on Peugeot's short wheelbase platform 2, which was chosen due to its exceptional rigidity and excellent acoustic and vibration properties.

The Peugeot 3008's structure has been carefully designed to provide maximum secondary safety as well as provide a structure with the same level of rigidity of that of a saloon. To reduce emissions and, therefore fuel consumption and running costs, the weight of the vehicle was kept to a minimum.

To help reduce the vehicle's weight, laser welding was used instead of normal spot welding, the front overhang was kept to a minimum by the introduction of an innovative new type of impact absorber, a number of light weight materials were used and the thickness of the panoramic glass roof has also reduced to just 5 mm, while still retaining the same levels of safety as current roofs fitted to the Peugeot 308 SW.

Peugeot 3008 | Part Two
Published 15 January 2009 Staff

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