Delfingen supplies products such as tubing, braided sleeves and injection-molded accessories that protect the Peugeot 3008's wiring system. Of particular interest is the French supplier's new Gafmil product, which is designed to protect electrical wires against the harsh environments found near the engine, brake and exhaust systems. Gafmil, designed specifically for Peugeot parent PSA/Peugeot-Citroen, is a fiberglass-insulated plastic tube that is surrounded with heat-reflecting aluminum foil. The tube has a "hinge design" giving rise to a slit along the tube's body that allows the addition or subsequent removal of wires. The slit does not need to be sealed with PVC tape after insertion, as is the case for standard tubes.
Johnson Controls Inc. provides the new Peugeot 3008's optional head-up display. Information such as the current speed, cruise control settings and date from the car's so-called Distance Alert system are shown here.
The information is projected from the rear of the instrument panel visor onto a translucent polycarbonate panel. The projected image seems to the driver as though it is 1.80m in front of the car. The aim is to give drivers key information without forcing them to take their eyes off the road.
JCI adopted this design, utilizing a polycarbonate panel, since it is less expensive than using the windshield directly as the reflection surface. This is because using the windshield requires a film to be applied to the glass to ensure adequate reflection. In addition, windshields are subject to slight variations, requiring the HUD to be individually tailored, costing time and money.
In 2011, GKN Driveline plc is scheduled to supply the electric drive axle for a hybrid variant of the 3008, debuting PSA's new HYbrid4 technology. The electric drive axle will incorporate the firm's disconnect clutch technology that enables all-wheel drive when required.
Peugeot unveiled its new five-seat compact car/minivan crossover in May 2009. The automobile has six powertrain options and a choice of either five- and six-speed manual transmissions or an automatic gearbox.
Peugeot makes the 3008 at its plant Sochaux, eastern France. The factory is expected to produce 7,740 units in 2009. Prices start at 21,600 euros in France.