Peugeot 3008 1.2 Hybrid 136 GT 5dr e-DSC6

  • Automatic
  • Petrol
  • 5 door suv
  • 124 g/km CO2
  • 124 g/km CO2 emissions
  • 10.2 secs 0 to 62 mph
  • 136 bhp Engine power

Ten Second Review

Peugeot's third generation 3008 has evolved into a sleeker, more sophisticated kind of mid-sized family SUV, with an all-new STLA platform. There's now a full-EV version to sit alongside Hybrid and PHEV variants. And cutting-edge looks and cabin tech. It's just a question of whether you'll like the way it drives.

Background

Rarely has a car evolved so much over its history as the Peugeot 308. The first generation version of 2007 was an MPV, but the MK2 design of 2016 switched roles and became a crossover (with a seven-seat derivative, the 5008). That second generation 3008 sold well (1.3 million units in 130 countries), which is why late 2023 saw the announcement of the third generation model we look at here (which again supports a seven-seat 5008 spin-off model). This time round, once again the 3008 has evolved into something different - though not so very different. Now, Peugeot wants us to see this mid-sized model as a 'Fastback SUV' - in other words, a family SUV with a swept-back sporty roof line. There are plenty of those already in the segment - Hybrids, PHEVs and full-EVs - and Peugeot wants to target them all. So all three of these kinds of powertrain are being offered here. It's the full-EV set-up this MK3 model's all-new STLA architecture was primarily designed around though, a platform that in future will underpin over 2 million cars a year from the various Stellantis Group brands. What does it create in this one? Let's take a look.

Driving Experience

Consumers in the lower mid-sized SUV segment these days are split between preferences for Hybrid, Plug-in Hybrid and full-EV, so the third generation 3008 offers all of these powertrain solutions. In each case, the 3008 in question will be primarily front-driven (which for the EV version is increasingly unusual in the segment). A rear-driven format would have made it difficult for the same STLA architecture to package in the third seating row for the closely related 5008 model. The fact that this platform has to support larger Stellantis models of that sort hasn't helped this 3008's kerb weight, which is between 100-230kg heavier than key rivals. Which might be why, like its predecessors, this car won't be chosen by customers for whom driving engagement is a priority. As to which of the drivetrains you should choose, well there's an obvious attraction to being able to plug in, but we can't help suspecting that less is more here. The base 48V self charging Hybrid version is considerably cheaper than the PHEV or the EV variants, yet can still run on battery power for up to half the time in urban travel. It's the same 1.2 litre Hybrid 136 e-DCS6 set-up that featured in latter versions of the previous generation model, with a PureTech three cylinder petrol engine mated to a bespoke 6-speed dual clutch auto gearbox featuring a 28bhp electric motor built into its casing. The fossil-fuelled electrified alternative is the brand's usual PHEV system, which uses a 1.6-litre petrol engine mated to an 8-speed EAT8 auto gearbox and a 109hp electric motor, providing up to 225hp. That electric motor is energised by a 12.4kWh battery which when fully charged should give a range of up to around 35 miles. That only leaves the E-3008 full-EV, which in standard front-driven form has a 213bhp electric motor energised by a 73kWh battery pack, which when fully charged offers a range of up to 326 miles. If that's not enough, the STLA chassis has been engineered for an even heavier 98kWh battery, which needs a gutsier 227bhp motor and claims a range of 435 miles. The platform has also been engineered for a dual motor AWD flagship version with a combined 316bhp output and a claimed 326 mile range. That gets to 62mph in just 6.4s.

Design and Build

If you choose this 3008, it'll probably primarily be because you like the way it looks; the sleek fastback styling, the distinctive slim 3D rear light panel and the unusual 'cat's ear' rear spoiler. This is a bigger 3008 than its predecessor, 54mm wider and around 100mm longer than before. There are few body lines and Range Rover-like hidden waistline seals. And inside? Well Peugeot isn't going to abandon its unusual 'i-Cockpit' dashboard design approach - nor should it - but it can certainly evolve this approach, and has here, with this MK3 model's 'Panoramic i-Cockpit' set-up. The previous dinky little low-set wheel is retained but above it, there's now a gently curving 21-inch screen that doubles as a driver display and an infotainment monitor. It's been mounted so as to seemingly 'float' above the dashboard and stretches from the centre console to the A-pillar. As in the old car, there are configurable 'i-Toggle' haptic buttons, but Peugeot has doubled their number to ten. These can be set to deal with basic things like cabin temperature or fan speed; or maybe more eclectic things like reserving one to call a particular person on your phone. It all feels quite high end - the fascia is wrapped in grey textile, beautifully back-lit and highlighted by curved metallic inserts. As for the back seat, well the fastback roofline obviously doesn't help headroom, but this MK3 model's 64mm increase in wheelbase length should mean there's a little more leg space. Out back, there's a 588-litre boot (dropping to 470-litres on AWD E-3008 models). With front wheel drive, you can extend the boot to 1,663-litres by folding the rear bench.

Market and Model

3008 pricing starts from just under £35,000 for the Hybrid 136 e-DSC6 self-charging model. For the E-3008 full-EV, prices start from around £46,000 for the entry-level single motor 73kWh front-driven version. Those figures get you base 'Allure' trim; in both cases, spending around £3,500 more will get you the top 'GT'-spec variant. 'Allure' trim includes 19-inch alloy wheels, ECO LED headlights, rear parking sensors, a reversing camera, cruise control, body-coloured accents for the front grille and keyless entry. Plus ambient lighting linked to the drive modes, a wireless smartphone charging pad and wireless 'Apple CarPlay' and 'Android Auto' smartphone-mirroring. 'GT' spec upgrades you to 20-inch wheels and adds a contrasting black roof and rear spoiler, as well as a heated steering wheel, pixel LED headlights with adaptive high beams, adaptive cruise control with stop and go functions, a hands-free opening tailgate and front parking sensors. There's also 8-colour extended ambient lighting, a frameless electrochrome rear view mirror, driver's seat lumbar support, heated front seats and Alcantara upholstery with faux leather trimming. Each spec level can be specified with a choice of three different options packs. There's lots of camera safety kit too, including autonomous braking and Lane keep assist.

Cost of Ownership

Let's start with the Hybrid 136 e-DSC6 48V variant. This manages up to 52.5mpg on the combined cycle. And up to 122g/km of CO2. Peugeot reckons that this model's 48V mild hybrid petrol engine technology reduces fuel consumption by 15%, with these savings mostly being achieved during urban driving, where as we told you in our 'Driving' section, the brand claims the car can run on just electric power for up to 50% of the time. Motorway efficiency remains unchanged. As for the E-3008 full-EV, well we gave you the driving range figures earlier: 326 miles for the 73kWh model, 435 miles for the 98kWh version and 326 miles for the 98kWh AWD variant. To get near to these, you'll have to make frequent use of the provided 'Eco' drive mode and the various settings (low, medium and high) of the regenerative braking system. Peugeot claims best in class efficiency figure of 4.5 miles per kWh for the entry-level variant. This is aided by eco tyres, friction-reducing bearings, a slippery drag coefficient of 0.28Cd and a heat pump which will preserve range in cold weather. As for E-3008 charging, well little surprisingly, the STLA Medium platform hasn't been engineered with the 800V architecture that would enable use of the latest breed of ultra-rapid DC public chargers. But with its 400V system, the E-3008 can charge at up to 160kW, which allows for 20-80% charge in 30 minutes, with a charging rate of 2.4kWh per minute at its peak, at which point 62 miles of range are added every 10 minutes. Via the 'MyPeugeot' smartphone app or by using the vehicle's touchscreen, owners can schedule a wake-up time for the battery. This means that the cells can be at the optimal temperature for efficiency from the time you start up, plus of course the interior can also be pre-cooled or pre-heated too. Owners can opt to purchase a single service plan to cover all essential maintenance. Service intervals for all 3008s are every year or 20,000 miles. And with the E-3008 EV, you'll be given a certificate of battery capacity after each service; both batteries come with an eight year / 100,000 warranty for 70% of their capacity.

Summary

This third generation 3008 is a thorough evolution of what was already a thoroughly modern mid-sized SUV. It seems to have emerged from the kind of customer clinic research suggesting that stylish looks, premium high-tech cabin ambiance, practicality and affordable running costs are all that really matters to a modern family when it comes to their choice of this class of car. If you agree that's true, you'll find plenty to like here, even if you don't stretch to the E-3008 full-EV variant this MK3 range has been primarily designed around. Those in search of a more engagingly characterful crossover of this kind may well wish for more, but those people are rarely served well by cars in this segment. And in the past, they're not the kind of people who would have chosen 3008 anyway. So this car has changed in almost every way, but the people it will primarily appeal to haven't. Perhaps that's a form of progress.

  • Driver foot rest
  • Hands free Smart Electric Tailgate (foot operated)
  • Manual gear changes via steering mounted paddles
  • PEUGEOT i-Cockpit - 21" HD panoramic curved display incorporating instrument panel and touchscreen with 3colour themes
  • AM/FM bi-tuner
  • DAB Radio (Digital Audio Broadcasting)
  • Peugeot customisable virtual iToggles
  • USB-C sockets (2 x front and 2 x rear)
  • 3008 model designation badgers front and rear in basalt grey
  • Black diamond roof and floating effect rear spoiler finished in nera black metallic
  • Body coloured exterior door handles
  • Front grille with body coloured accents
  • Gloss black connecting strip between rear lights
  • Gloss black finish B pillar
  • Grained black lower door claddings and wheel arches
  • Hybrid rear badging in basalt grey
  • Lower front and rear bumper trims in meteor grey
  • PEUGEOT shield on front wings
  • Rear side wing doors
  • 2 cupholders in front centre console
  • 2 rear cupholders
  • 3x 12V sockets (Cabin front and rear and boot)
  • 4 Grab handles retractable and damped
  • 4 tie down luggage rings
  • Aluminium pedals
  • Aluminium printed dashboard and front door panel alcove decor
  • Arch design central console with concealed storage
  • Chrome finish interior door handles
  • Compact heated multifunction steering wheel with full grain leather Iced Clay stitching, gloss black and satin chrome detailing and GT badge
  • Electric power steering with reach and rake adjustable steering column
  • e-Toggle compact gear selector
  • Glasses storage box, roof mounted
  • Luggage cover
  • Mistral black pillars and headlining
  • Rear smartphone holder
  • Roof lining - Meteor grey
  • Stainless steel PEUGEOT door sill trims
  • Textile Decor for dashboard, door panels and central console arch
  • Two bag hooks
  • Two position boot floor
  • 2x Isofix child seat fitting on outer rear seats with zipped cover
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Adaptive driver and front passenger airbags with passenger airbag deactivation function
  • Child locking functionality on rear doors
  • Driver and front passenger side airbags
  • Front and rear curtain airbags
  • Front optimised safety headrests and 3 x rear retractable headrests with height adjustable
  • Seatbelts - Front and rear outer seats with pyrotechnic pretensioners and force limiters
  • Tyre under inflation monitoring and detection (Indirect)
  • 2x Keys (Lock, Unlock, Boot release function with concealed key)
  • Acoustic vehicle alert system (AVAS)
  • Automatic door locking when moving off
  • Deadlocking system
  • Electronic code immobiliser
  • Exterior passenger door lock
  • Locking wheel nuts
  • Peugeot Open and Go (keyless entry and push button start)
  • Seatbelts reminder and unfastend warning indicator
  • Thatcham category 1 Perimetric and volumetric alarm with anti-lift detection
  • CO: 0.343
  • HC: 0.02
  • HC+NOx: N
  • NOx: 0.028
  • Particles: 0.0003
  • Standard Euro Emissions: EURO 6
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb: 124
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEH: 143
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEL: 122
  • Camshaft: DOHC
  • Catalytic Convertor: True
  • CC: 1199
  • Cylinder Layout: IN-LINE
  • Engine Layout: FRONT TRANSVERSE
  • Fuel Delivery: TURBO INJECTION
  • Gears: 6 SPEED
  • Transmission: SEMI-AUTO
  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies: False
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEH: 6.3
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEL: 5.4
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - TEH: 7.4
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - TEL: 6.3
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - TEH: 5.5
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - TEL: 4.7
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - TEH: 5.8
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - TEL: 5.1
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - TEH: 6
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - TEL: 5
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEH: 44.6
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEL: 52.5
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - TEH: 38.3
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - TEL: 44.7
  • WLTP - MPG - High - TEH: 51
  • WLTP - MPG - High - TEL: 60.1
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - TEH: 48.6
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - TEL: 55.8
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium - TEH: 46.7
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium - TEL: 56.6
  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying: True
  • Badge Engine CC: 1.2
  • Badge Power: 136
  • Based On ID: N
  • Coin Description: Hybrid 136
  • Coin Series: GT
  • Generation Mark: 3
  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07: 24E
  • Safety Concerns: False
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months: 12
  • Service Interval Mileage: 16000
  • Special Edition: False
  • Special Order: False
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage: 60000
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years: 3
  • Vehicle Homologation Class: M1
  • 0 to 62 mph (secs): 10.2
  • Engine Power - BHP: 136
  • Engine Power - KW: 100
  • Engine Power - PS: True
  • Engine Power - RPM: 5500
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT: 170
  • Engine Torque - MKG: 23.5
  • Engine Torque - NM: 230
  • Engine Torque - RPM: 1750
  • Top Speed: 125
  • Emissions Test Cycle: WLTP
  • RDE Certification Level: RDE 2
  • Alloys: True
  • Space Saver: False
  • Tyre Size Front: 225/55 R19
  • Tyre Size Rear: 225/55 R19
  • Tyre Size Spare: TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Style: YARI
  • Wheel Type: 19" ALLOY
  • Height: 1641
  • Height (including roof rails): N
  • Length: 4542
  • Wheelbase: 2739
  • Width: 1895
  • Width (including mirrors): 2108
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): 55
  • Gross Vehicle Weight: 2080
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down): 1480
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up): 520
  • Max. Loading Weight: 507
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked: 1000
  • Minimum Kerbweight: 1573
  • No. of Seats: 5
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb: 10.6