New Peugeot 3008 2021 detailed: Volkswagen Tiguan rival gets more stylish with facelift

Peugeot has revealed the facelifted version of current-generation 3008 mid-size SUV, which is due in Australian showrooms from the first quarter of next year.

Up front, the 3008 have a redesigned fascia, which is highlighted by new LED headlights with ‘lion’s teeth’, a frameless grille and black side air intakes, while a model-specific monogram is now placed ahead of the bonnet.

At the rear, the tail-lights now exclusively LED bulbs and feature a three-dimensional ‘tiger’s claw’ signature. They also have sequential indicators and are covered in smoked glass, which extends across the tailgate.

Two new paintwork options (Celebes Blue and Vertigo Blue) join the existing colour palette (Pearl White, Artense Grey, Platinum Grey, Perla Nera Black and Ultimate Red), while a Black Pack is available for an even more stylish exterior design.

Inside, the latest version of Peugeot’s i-Cockpit features, with it now consisting of a 10.0-inch touchscreen multimedia system (up from 8.0 inches) and an unchanged 12.3-inch digital instrumental cluster. Fresh upholstery and trim options are also available.

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Advanced driver-assist systems now extend to autonomous emergency braking with all-day pedestrian and cyclist detection (from 5-140km/h), lane-keep and steering assist, adaptive cruise control with stop and go functionality, and extended traffic sign recognition.

The European engine line-up carries over, with options including manual and automatic 96kW 1.2-litre three-cylinder and automatic 132kW 1.6-litre four-cylinder petrols, and a manual and automatic 96kW 1.5-litre four-cylinder diesel. All are turbocharged.

There’s also two plug-in hybrids (PHEVs), with the front-wheel-drive variant producing 165kW, while the all-wheel-drive version develops 220kW.

Both PHEVs feature a 1.6-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine, with the former complementing it with one electric motor, while the latter has two.

That said, Peugeot Australia says local pricing and specification details – including engine options – will be released closer to the five-seat 3008’s launch, which will take place alongside the facelifted version of the related 5008 seven-seater that is yet to be revealed.

For reference, the Volkswagen Tiguan rivals are currently priced from $43,990 to $58,990 plus on-road costs and are powered by either a 121kW/240Nm 1.6-litre petrol or a 133kW/400Nm 2.0-litre diesel. Both are automatic-only turbocharged four-cylinder units that are expected to carry over here, while at least one of the PHEVs is likely to be offered, too.