The 2021 Peugeot 3008 has been revealed ahead of its first quarter 2021 Australian debut with updates to its styling, drivetrains and technology. Sporting an even more premium look, the updated 3008 now features the same styling cues as its larger 508 sibling, as well as the new 208 light hatch.

The new look takes the lion’s share (pun intended) of the changed to the 2021 Peugeot 3008 with new headlights with the brand’s new ‘lion’s teeth’ LED daytime running lights, an extended grille that now sits under the headlights and revised tailights with scrolling indicators.

In addition to those changes, there are new colours available such as ‘Celebes Blue’ and ‘Vertigo Blue’, as well as alloy wheel designs up to 19-inches in size and a new black pack with dark trim accents.

Inside the 3008, the ‘i-Cockpit’ digital driver’s display has been upgraded to a larger 12.3-inch unit and the central touchscreen is now 10-inches in size. The interior’s available trims and colours have been given a refresh as well.

Peugeot have also updated the 3008’s active safety tech with new features including night-vision animal and pedestrian detection that can reportedly stretch 250 metres beyond the high beam, as well as extended auto emergency braking (AEB) with pedestrian and cyclist detection from 5-140km/h, lane keep assist, steering assist, adaptive cruise control with stop & go functionality and extended road sign recognition.

The 2021 Peugeot 3008 engine lineup is identical to the current model – Europe gets 1.2-litre and 1.6-litre turbo petrols, as well as a 1.5-litre turbo diesel and two 1.6-litre turbo petrol plug-in hybrids – a 165kW front-wheel drive and a 220kW all-wheel drive version. Australian powertrains have been confirmed to continue with the 120kW 1.6-litre turbo petrol and 133kW 2.0-litre turbo diesel options, though at least one of the plug-in hybrids is due in Q2 2021.

Competing with the Mazda CX-5 and Volkswagen Tiguan, the current 3008 is priced from $43,990 to $59,990 plus on-road costs. Peugeot Australia is yet to announce pricing and specs for the 2021 Peugeot 3008 – we expect that information around the time of launch in early 2021.

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Jake is the veteran automotive journalist in the DiscoverAuto team having been in the industry since 2017. His first word was Volvo, he nitpicks every piece of practical design and has an unhealthy obsession for cars that feature rain-activated headlights.

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