Peugeot’s two mid-size SUVs will be hit with two more rounds of feature deletions by September, as the semiconductor shortage continues to affect European car makers.
The 2022 Peugeot 3008 and 5008 ranges will lose another round of features in the coming weeks, as Peugeot looks to keep production lines moving during the semiconductor shortage.
All Peugeot 3008 and 5008 mid-size SUVs arriving in Australia from June onwards will no longer be fitted with wireless smartphone chargers, while examples arriving from August to also miss out on their electric tailgates, Peugeot has confirmed.
These feature deletions – which Peugeot describes as specification “adjustments” – compound the removal of 10-speaker Focal premium sound systems from higher-grade 3008s and 5008s last month, due to an unexplained “manufacturing irregularity”.
“Despite our continuous effort to deliver our customers the best possible experience, and in order to help minimise the impact on vehicle availability [amid semiconductor shortages], there has been an adjustment in the specification of the MY22 Peugeot 3008 and 5008 range.” a Peugeot Citroen Australia spokesperson said in a statement to Drive.
“From June arrival onwards, all variants of the Peugeot 3008 and 5008 ranges will not include wireless charging and from August arrival onwards, all variants of the Peugeot 3008 and Peugeot 5008 ranges will not include the electric tailgate.”
When asked if buyers in the queue will be offered any form of compensation for the new deleted features, the Peugeot Citroen Australia spokesperson said: “Customers are encouraged to speak directly to their local Peugeot Retailer about specifics of their order.”
Customers were offered $1000 “fair market compensation” or three years’ free servicing when the Focal audio systems were removed last month.
Ordinarily, the Peugeot 3008 and 5008 ranges are priced from $47,240 to $79,990 plus on-road costs, while the 5008 costs $61,940 to $62,990 plus on-road costs.
Alex Misoyannis has been writing about cars since 2017, when he started his own website, Redline. He contributed for Drive in 2018, before joining CarAdvice in 2019, becoming a regular contributing journalist within the news team in 2020. Cars have played a central role throughout Alex’s life, from flicking through car magazines as a young age, to growing up around performance vehicles in a car-loving family.