Peugeot CEO teases the 3 new SUVs coming in 2016
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Two of them are the next gen Peugeot 3008 and 5008.
Peugeot’s CEO, Maxime Picat, has confirmed in a tweet that the French manufacturer is planning to add three new SUVs to its collection in 2016. This follows the unveil of the Peugeot 2008 and China-spec Peugeot 3008 (facelifted first gen model).
Of the three, two of the SUVs will be the second generation Peugeot 3008 and a new Peugeot 5008, reportedly. Speaking on the former, the next gen Peugeot 3008 will feature an exterior styling inspired by the Peugeot Quartz Concept, featuring sharp design lines that give it a new look.
The 2016 Peugeot 3008 will be based on the PSA Group’s EMP2 (Efficient Modular Platform 2) platform and the engine lineup could be sourced from the Peugeot 308, which include a PureTech 1.2L petrol and 1.6 HDi turbodiesel engine. The new 3008 is likely to make its world premiere at the 2016 Paris Motor Show in October.
The new 5008 will drop its MPV looks for a rugged crossover-based exterior, according to reports and several spyshots. It will share its platform with the next gen Opel Zafira, but equipped with Peugeot engines, details of which are scarce. As for the third SUV, it’s a mystery as there no media reports or rumors of another SUV in the works.