Sometimes there are vehicles that even block our spies, and this is an example of that. They think it’s the new Peugeot 2008 but aren’t quite sure.
The mystery is understandable because this vehicle carries a whole lot of concealment. The only indication that this is a Peugeot is the brand’s lion logo visible on the rear wheel cover. The headlights and part of the grille are only slightly visible. Otherwise the rest of the exterior has panels hiding everything. Beyond seeing the general shape of a crossover, the styling details are a complete mystery.
Peugeot has just announced its E-Lion project with the aim of launching five electric vehicles over the next two years. Additionally, it intends to introduce a new 48-volt hybrid system for other vehicles.
Electric vehicles include the E-308, E-308 SW, E-408, E-3008 and E-5008. The E-308 and E-308 SW will be available with a 156 horsepower (115 kilowatts) electric motor and will have a projected range of over 248 miles (400 kilometers).
In the second half of 2023, Peugeot will launch the E-3008 as an electric crossover. The company will offer it with three powertrains, including a twin-motor configuration. The projected range will be 434 miles (700 kilometers). The model will ride on the Stellantis STLA Medium platform.
The hybrid technology would work with Peugeot’s PureTech petrol engine. An electric motor developing 28 hp (21 kW) integrates with the six-speed dual-clutch gearbox. The system arrives first for the 208, 2008, 308, 3008, 5008 and 408 in 2023.
By 2030, Peugeot wants all its models in Europe to be electric vehicles
In January, Peugeot launched the Inception concept to preview the brand’s future styling language. It featured a chiseled appearance and a large greenhouse. Inside, the model had a rectangular steering wheel that was inspired by video games. Production vehicles with this appearance begin arriving in 2025.