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Here’s an early look at what is said to be the interior of the upcoming Peugeot 3008. Thanks to Kilometer Magazine’s forum goers, two images of the second-gen model’s cabin have been revealed way ahead of its expected launch in October, at the 2016 Paris Motor Show.

Taking the unconventional route as always, the entire dashboard of the 3008 appears to have been revised, showcasing the brand’s next step of its i-Cockpit philosophy. As expected, the new cabin is largely inspired by the Peugeot Quartz Concept that was first shown at the 2014 Paris Motor Show.

Looking at what’s new, we can see that a wide digital screen has replaced the current 3008’s analogue instrument panel. There’s also new steering wheel with flat upper and lower sections, sleeker air-conditioning vents and a clutter-free centre stack which features a single line of switches. The free-standing media display touchscreen appears larger than before, too.

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Beneath this, there’s a cool-looking gear shifter, additional storage compartments and various other items like the electric parking brake switch. Traces of blue ambient lighting can be seen, adding to the cabin’s futuristic ambience. It’s interesting to see that the upcoming 3008 will feature a very new and unique cabin instead of one with borrowed items from the 308 hatchback it is based on.

We’ll have to wait a little longer before getting a closer look at these items as well as the overall vehicle, but things are looking mightily impressive for the second-gen 3008. Additionally, we can tell you that the model is expected to ride on the same EMP2 Platform as the new 308, offering front- and all-wheel drive possibilities.

A variety of three- and four-cylinder turbocharged engines will be available, but could we see the 3008 feature a plug-in hybrid powertrain similar to the Quartz Concept? Stay tuned to paultan.org for further developments.

GALLERY: Peugeot 3008 spyshots


GALLERY: Peugeot Quartz Concept

GALLERY: Current Peugeot 3008