Peugeot is working on the next 3008, which will be "an all-new electric fastback SUV". It will be revealed in September, and today the company has started the teaser campaign for the upcoming model.
The first teaser images we get are all of the interior, which Peugeot calls "panoramic i-Cockpit", a design concept that demonstrates "the metamorphosis of the new 3008", which will take "design creativity, driving pleasure and electric performance to a whole new level", whatever that means.
So, on the inside there's an "impressive" 21-inch high-definition curved "panoramic" screen "floating above the dashboard", a new compact steering wheel, and "i-Toggles". The single screen extends from the left-hand end of the dashboard all the way to the center console, and it's attached by a rear foot that's invisible to the passengers - hence the floating look.
This effect is accentuated by special LED mood lighting beneath the screen. Speaking of which, the ambient lighting extends across the entire width of the dashboard and door panels, and it's reflected on an "elegant genuine aluminum trim".
The screen is slightly curved towards the driver for optimum ergonomics, but remains perfectly accessible to the passenger. On the left part of the display you get the instrument cluster, while the right side is a touchscreen accessible to both driver and passenger, used to control heating/air conditioning, navigation media systems, and so on.
The central part of the dashboard houses "i-Toggles", which are customizable touch-sensitive buttons that can be programmed to provide quick access to 10 of your favorite functions - things such as calling a specific contact, starting navigation to a frequently used destination, tuning the radio to a specific station, setting your ideal temperature for the AC, that sort of thing.
The airy and uncluttered center console is designed to increase storage space, and features wireless smartphone charging. To provide all of this space, the automatic gearbox control has been moved to the dashboard, now located to the right of the steering wheel, next to the start/stop button. Thus you have access to the gearbox control and start/stop functions in "a single intuitive gesture".
The steering wheel is unsurprisingly of the compact variety - a staple for Peugeot models in recent years - and now has a more modern design, with a redesigned, smaller central cushion and 'isolated' spokes meant to give a levitating effect similar to the screen.
The controls on the steering wheel are "tactile clicking". They detect your fingers but are only activated when pressed, to avoid accidental touches. There are also two new, "slim and elegant" controls behind the wheel, Peugeot says.