Peugeot Prologue concept: first photos

Published: 16 September 2008

This is Peugeot’s Prologue, a Paris motor show concept that preview 2009’s 3008 MPV. It’s another dot-dot-dot concept to join the RC, but the Peugeot Prologue is production ready.

There’s a big egg-crate grille, boomerang rear lights and a full-length glass roof, but apart from toning down the big bumpers and sills, the Prologue should become the 3008 MPV with few other exterior tweaks.

You can tell this Prologue is good to go; the rear view mirror is present and correct, along with washer jets on the bonnet and a rear wiper at the back. How many other concepts feature such practical detailing? 

What about inside the Peugeot Prologue…?

Expect the dash to be mostly lifted from the 308, while the seats should fold and flip. But we doubt it will be as impressive as Peugeot’s claim that the Prologue ‘proposes an innovative combination of ideas at a number of different levels: its architecture, its style, its interior ambience, its modularity, its original high-tech equipment and also its new generation hybrid technology’.

The 3008 will be Peugeot’s first MPV, a very late entry to the party considering sibling Citroen has had two iterations of the Picasso. With the 308 range Peugeot has dropped the 308 Estate, but kept the SW and will now add the 3008.

Anything else?

Peugeot says the Prologue packs 197bhp, but only emits 109g/km on the combined cycle, or zero emissions when running on electric power. No word on whether the powertrain is diesel or petrol though – Peugeot has recently admitted its 308 diesel Hybrid programme had stalled and the company was working on a specific hybrid model and petrol hybrids, too.

Click here for our full preview of the Paris motor show

By Ben Pulman

CAR's editor-at-large, co-ordinator, tallboy