Shortly after the facelifted Peugeot 5008 made its debut in the Philippines, it’s now the turn of its shorter, five-seater sibling. This is the 2022 Peugeot 3008, which carries the same upgrades as its seven-seater sibling. It is also the second Peugeot vehicle to be launched by its new Spanish distributor Astara.
The new 2022 Peugeot 3008 features the French automaker’s latest frameless grille design. The distinctive grille’s horizontal lines extend beyond the grille and onto the fang-like LED daytime running lights. At the rear, this crossover SUV features a new LED taillight design that’s covered in smoked glass. Unlike the 5008’s upright roofline, the 3008 carries a more sloped roofline, since there’s no need to accommodate third-row seating. Lastly, this SUV comes with 18-inch two-tone wheels.
Only one variant will be sold, and it’s loaded to the brim with features. The 2022 Peugeot 3008 comes with plenty of interior creature comforts. New for the 2022 model year is wireless charging and a 10-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto that replaces the previous 8-inch screen. Other tech goodies such as the fully-digital gauge cluster, electronic gear shifter, power-adjustable front seats, ambient LED lighting panoramic sunroof, hands-free powered tailgate, and full leather interior are carried over from the pre-facelift model.
Powering the 2022 Peugeot 3008 is a 1.6-liter four-cylinder turbo gasoline engine that produces 165 horsepower and 245 Nm of torque. This is then sent to the front wheels via a 6-speed automatic transmission.
As for safety, the new 3008 comes with six airbags, electronic stability control, hill start assist, hill descent control, along with a few advanced driver-assistance systems that include blind spot warning, lane keeping assist, and drive attention alert.
The 2022 Peugeot 3008 is now on sale across all of its 5 dealers in Pasig, Quezon Avenue, Iloilo, Alabang, and Pampanga for P2,090,000. In addition to the 5008 and 3008, it’s safe to say that the all-new 2008 will also make their way here, both of which also have a production line in Malaysia. The fourth model is still in question, but this could be the all-new 308, in which prototypes were already spotted being tested in their country. The Mazda 3-rivaling hatchback is also the first Peugeot to wear the brand’s new logo.