Not content with owning city streets, Peugeot has set its sights on taking on the countryside as well with their one-off Peugeot 3008 SUV. The new version of the popular 3008 SUV comes equipped to “tackle the muddiest trails and deepest forests.”
The project came about as a feature for Top Gear Magazine and features the 3008 being pitted against the northern section of the Ho Chi Minh trail in Vietnam. The adventurous 3008 is based on the 1.6-litre PureTech GT Line model. Cooper AT3 off-road tires on 17-inch steel wheels were added.
A front skid plate was added to protect the underside of the rig. Up top, a Rival aluminium roof rack that has a LED light bar on the front covers the roof. When it’s time to call it a day, there’s a fully retractable ARB Simpson roof tent as well. The “go anywhere” model also comes with a bike rack on the back and is wrapped for a unique look and finish.
“This one-off model exemplifies the practicality and off-road ability of our best-selling SUV,” said David Peel, Managing Director of PEUGEOT UK. “With relatively minor modifications, the 3008 has tackled some tough terrain, proving the effectiveness of its Advanced Grip Control technology and demonstrating its true outdoor potential.”
The Advanced Grip Control allows a driver to configure the powertrain and traction control for differing situations off-road.
Unfortunately, the off-roading version of the 3008 is only a concept. It’s also a proof of concept. With this build, Peugeot is showing potential owners that, as Peel stated, “with relatively minor modifications,” the 3008 can quickly and easily become a more than capable adventure vehicle.