In the seventh year of its conveyor life, the Peugeot 3008 compact crossover is doing well: at the end of last year, the model took 27th place in sales in Europe with a result of 106.8 thousand cars (data from JATO Dynamics). The premiere of the third generation is scheduled for September, and now the French have shown the interior with a new version of the i-Cockpit panel, which will eventually appear on other Peugeot.
Deja vu is no coincidence: in 2016, Peugeot also began to reveal details about the new 3008 from the interior – and there was also an updated “i-cockpit”. The general principles – devices on top of a compact “steering wheel”, a massive center console and a front panel deployed to the driver – are the same, but they are implemented taking into account modern technical trends.
The digital instrument cluster and multimedia system display are combined into a curved 21-inch panel in the style of BMW, but the screens rise more above the front panel, which is why the head-up display is no longer needed. The designers sought to create a “floating” effect, for which they placed an LED strip under the digital panel.
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The transmission selector disappeared from the central tunnel. Instead, there is now a small toggle switch that is mounted next to the start button to make room for small luggage and inductive smartphone charging. The central hub of the steering wheel has also become smaller (in recent years, they have learned to hide the driver’s airbag more compactly), and now there are touch keys on the spokes instead of analog ones. However, they only work with accentuated pressing, so as not to cause inconvenience.
Under the air vents there is an i-Toggles touch panel with programmable keys: for example, you can bind a call to a specific contact, a route to the house, the desired temperature of the air conditioner or your favorite radio station to them. You can also control the multimedia screen using voice commands.
The interior in the photo is finished in a combination of fabric and aluminum, but other options are sure to be offered. It is expected that the new 3008 will receive an upgraded EMP2 platform and an all-electric range of modifications, which will include electric cars and hybrids, including those with the ability to recharge from the network.