Not long after their international reveal, the facelifted 2021 Peugeot 3008 and 2021 Peugeot 5008 SUVs are due for Australian sales within the next few months. Peugeot Australia has added new features to both the 3008 and 5008 ranges, reportedly increasing their value equation, while on the 3008, there’s a new GT Sport variant.
Thanks to Peugeot’s Australian website, we also know how much they’re going to cost – the 3008 starts from $44,990 plus on-road costs (+$1,000) and the 5008 is priced from $51,990, the same as the 2020 model.
Peugeot is yet to announce full local specs for the 2021 Peugeot 3008 and 2021 Peugeot 5008 ranges just yet, but thanks again to its local website, we do know a few key details. The 3008 range will consist of three models: the entry-level Allure, the mid-spec GT and the top-spec GT Sport, which is new to the range. The previous GT-Line model has been deleted.
The Allure and GT use the current model’s 121kW/240Nm 1.6-litre turbo-petrol engine, the GT offers an optional 131kW/400Nm 2.0-litre turbo-diesel option and the GT Sport is equipped with a new engine to Australia: a 133kW/250Nm 1.6-litre turbo-petrol engine. All are front-wheel drive and while the 121kW engine has a six-speed auto, the diesel and higher-output 1.6L have an eight-speed unit.
While again, Peugeot Australia is yet to announce local specs, a quick look at Peugeot New Zealand’s site shows the differences between the two 1.6L turbo engines: the older 121kW uses 7L/100km, while the newer and more powerful 133kW unit uses just 5.6L/100km. The 2.0L diesel will likely continue to use just 5.0L/100km.
New Zealanders also get the plug-in hybrid 3008 Hybrid4, which is priced from NZ$89,990 (around AU$84,000 at the current conversion rate). It pairs the 1.6-litre turbo engine with an all-wheel drive plug-in hybrid drivetrain to produce 225kW of power, yet consume just 1.2-1.7L/100km. A less expensive front-wheel drive version of this powertrain also exists, and Peugeot Australia has confirmed at least one for introduction in the second quarter of this year.
On the 5008 side of the Peugeot SUV range, just one model will be available this time around: the GT, which is available with either the 121kW 1.6L turbo petrol or the 131kW 2.0L turbo diesel – the former has a six-speed auto and the latter an eight-speed, and both are front-wheel drive. The former GT-Line has been replaced by the GT, though its pricing is unchanged – the diesel is $1,000 more expensive, however. Unlike New Zealand, Australia sadly won’t be offered the newer 1.6L unit in the 5008 for the time being.
In addition to new design cues and LED lighting across both ranges, new features to both cars include a new 10.0-inch touchscreen and scrolling rear indicators, while the 3008 GT Sport features Nappa leather upholstery, a Focal sound system and black-coloured exterior details.
Peugeot Australia is yet to fully detail the facelifted 3008 and 5008 ranges, though both are due on sale locally soon.
2021 Peugeot 3008 and 5008 pricing (plus on-road costs):
3008 Allure 121kW 1.6T: $44,990
3008 GT 121kW 1.6T: $47,990
3008 GT 131kW 2.0L diesel: $50,990
3008 GT Sport 133kW 1.6T: $54,990
5008 GT 121kW 1.6T 6-speed auto: $51,990
5008 GT 131kW 2.0L diesel 8-speed auto: $59,990