Peugeot Will Focus on Compact and Mid-Size SUVs In 2026 Return

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Peugeot 508 SW
Peugeot 508 SW | Photo: Peugeot

PSA’s Peugeot will target very specific segments with their initial offering of products when they arrive in 2026. We expect the 3008 and 5008 SUVs and possibly the 5-door 508 sedan.


Let’s begin by explaining that cars sport a single “0” in their name, such as the 308 and 508 and SUVs get double “00” as in the 3008 and 5008. The undying utility vehicle craze will enable the French carmaker to launch the Peugeot 3008 and 5008 with relative ease. We’re not sure about the Peugeot 508 but it’s a stunner to be certain.

There are precious few specific details about which exact vehicles we will get other than, according to Automotive News and by 2026, we’ll certainly be looking at the next generation of these nameplates and there’s no way we’ll get diesel powertrains. Peugeot has considerable EV experience which will likely trickle into North America.

The Peugeot 3008 wedges itself between the Nissan Qashqai and Rogue, positioning it smack in the middle of the hotly contested compact crossover group. Specifically, the 3008 is roughly 7cm longer than the QQ. The 7-seater Peugeot 5008 is less than 5cm shorter than the Rogue and so it too will duke it out in this crowded category.

The Peugeot 508 5-door sedan is, sticking to Nissan, 15cm shorter than the Altima. The 508’s claim is on its novel interior and exterior design that give a premium edge. Peugeot does have a few cool-looking minivans and fantastic station wagons available for sale in France however we do not foresee that any will ever come over to this side of the Pond, sadly.

Our biggest question at the moment revolves around pricing for what will be imported vehicles, at least that should be the case. The least expensive 3008 retails for 27,000 euros OTR or the current equivalent of $40,000 CDN. This works out to roughly $34,000 before taxes.

We’re still very much looking forward to seeing French cars roam our streets once more!

Source: Automotive News Europe

Peugeot 3008 | Photo: Peugeot
Peugeot 508 | Photo: Peugeot
Peugeot 5008 | Photo: Peugeot

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