PARIS -- Peugeot will reveal the next 3008 compact crossover in September as an “electric fastback SUV” with a 21-inch-wide curved screen in front of the driver.
The screen is a highlight of the next generation of Peugeot's i-Cockpit layout, which positions the steering wheel below the instruments for an unobstructed view.
Peugeot released an image of the 3008’s dashboard on Tuesday. Production is set to start at the end of this year or in early 2024.
Information about the vehicle such as the speed, battery power and driving aides is displayed on the left-hand side of the screen, while other functions normally in a central touchscreen such as climate controls, navigation and entertainment are on the right-hand side, accessible to the passenger.
The screen appears to float above the padded dashboard and is attached with a concealed fixation system.
The central console of the dashboard contains 10 customizable toggle switches; the gear selecter has been moved to the right of the steering wheel, freeing up room between the seats.
Other cockpit features include full-width ambient lighting and aluminum trim available in eight colors.
The current 3008 was launched in 2016 and has been one of Peugeot’s most successful models, remaining a best-seller in the competitive compact SUV segment, although sales declined sharply in 2022 partly because of logistics issues. It has been sold with gasoline, diesel, plug-in hybrid and a new 48-volt mild hybrid drivetrains.
The 3008 was sixth in the segment last year with 105,723 sales, according to figures from Dataforce. That is a 35 percent decline from 2021, when it was second in the segment with 140,589 sales. Sales through the first four months of this year were down by 10 percent, at 35,760.