Peugeot 3008 - Crossover MPV SUV

There were once the days when it was easy to assign a vehicle to its class in the market. There was the mini class, the compact class and then the medium class. Anyone who needed more room for family and hobby but didn't want unhinge their finances would have been satisfied by a compact estate car. End of story. Everyone was happy and nobody was asking for vans, SUVs or anything else.

Nowadays, not even the surfeit of SUVs and estate cars that apparently qualify within the definition of 'compact class' (which in any case has very little in common with what the term was originally supposed to mean) is sufficient to offer what the customer actually wants.

The 3008 is the first compact SUV and MPV combination. We are already familiar with a cross between SUV and MPV from other manufacturers. The R-Class, that somehow seemed to be both MPV and estate car at the same time, was a phenomenal belly flop for Mercedes. It was more oriented towards being an estate car. At first glance, the 3008 looks like a slightly blown-up compact SUV. So enough about where it fits in as a guide to orientation.