Peugeot 5008 named best MPV of 2010

Peugeot’s seven-seat 5008 was voted Scottish MPV of the Year by the Association of Scottish Motoring Writers at its annual Car of the Year Awards.

The French model finished ahead of the all-new Vauxhall Meriva, Mazda’s striking new Mazda5 and the sporty Ford S-Max to win the top award.

Judges chose the practical 5008 because of a high quality interior, versatile seating arrangements and a five-star EuroNCAP safety rating.

Andrew Didlick, Communications Director, who received the trophy on behalf of Peugeot, comments: “Peugeot is really on a roll at the moment. The new RCZ sports coupé, crossover 3008 and compact 5008 are all very much in demand. This award is further demonstration of the progress and appeal of our new products and comes significantly in the brand’s 200th anniversary year."

The Peugeot 5008 comes with a ‘driver’s cockpit’. This includes a panoramic windscreen for better visibility and high quality plastics and upholstery.

The seven seats can be folded into the floor to create more luggage space, while the passenger seat can also be folded to make space for long items.

Outside, the car has been described as the ‘most desirable MPV around’ by What Car?, which voted the 5008 its Best MPV of 2010.

Didlick added: “The Peugeot 5008 really is the perfect family vehicle, so we are not entirely surprised it has collected a boot-full of awards in its first year.”

The car has won numerous other awards for its practicality and frugality. It comes with six choices of engine, with CO2 emissions ranging from 130g/km for the 110bhp HDi to 173hp for the larger 163hp diesel.

The Peugeot 5008 is priced from £17,495 and comes in entry-level Active, Sport or range-topping Exclusive specification levels.