The all-new Peugeot 5008 breaks new ground as a large seven-seater SUV. As a new contender in this growing consumer market, it boasts many strengths. Our motoring journalist, Tim Barnes-Clay, reports.
The all-new 5008 includes a plethora of high-tech features that enhance comfort and safety. Behind the elegant, dynamic design lies a practical vehicle. With seven seats, the new 5008 is the first SUV to offer modularity on a par with that of the best people-carriers. A range of powerful, efficient engines and designs – including sporty GT Line and GT versions – is available for the all-new Peugeot.
Inside, the driver’s environment is unique with the newest version of the innovative, almost futuristic – Peugeot i-Cockpit, which offers vehicle occupants a novel driving experience that both surprises and delights. With its compact steering wheel, a large 8” touchscreen dashboard and a spectacular 12.3” high-resolution digital head-up display, the new i-Cockpit impress with its superior graphics and elegant animations.
The 2.84m wheelbase of the new 5008 SUV makes it the most liveable of C-segment SUVs. The overall length of the vehicle (4.64m) remains compact, though it’s 19cm longer than the all-new Peugeot 3008 SUV and 11cm longer than the original 5008. The vehicle’s optimised architecture is only part of the package on offer. The new 5008 is more than just an SUV. It stands out in the market with an innovative configuration: three matching, separate, folding seats in the second row, adjustable in length and inclination; two removable, separate, folding seats in the third row and the biggest boot capacity with 1060 litres. The all-new 5008 SUV also has a foldable front passenger seat (to carry especially long loads up to 3.20m) and a practical hands-free motorised tailgate.
One look will recognise that all-new 5008 is a real SUV. All the hallmarks are there: long, horizontal bonnet; vertical face; and raised body line. The inspired design conveys power and respect. Its height remains the same (1.64m with roof bars – standard on all models). This gives it a long and dynamic profile. At the front, the wide grille with chrome fins is exclusive, while the rear design features the gloss black strip and the signature LED ‘claw effect’ rear lights that set the latest breed of Peugeot SUVs apart.
The all-new 5008 SUV, the 308 and the all-new 3008 SUV all feature the Efficient Modular Platform 2 (EMP2) and the very latest Euro 6.1 powertrains. Whether the choice is petrol or diesel, all versions stand out above their competitors with engines of the same power class. CO2 emissions are as low as 117g/km for petrol and only 108g/km for diesel (UK specification vehicles). This new Peugeot is an invitation to travel-in luxury, not least because it has excellent sound insulation and a number of features for the comfort of all on board: body-hugging front seats feature an optional multipoint massage system, FOCAL Premium Hi-Fi system, and a large panoramic opening glass roof. It proposes also the best in permanent connectivity with the Mirror Screen function and 3D connected navigation system (with TomTom Traffic).
Cutting-edge Advanced Driver Assistance Systems make driving even safer with an arsenal of safety features: Advanced Grip Control – including new exclusive Hill Assist Descent Control (HADC), Automatic Emergency Braking System (AEBS), Distance Alert, Active Lane Keeping Assistance (LKA), Driver attention warning, Smart Beam Assistance, Speed sign recognition and speed suggestion, Adaptive cruise control with stop feature (automatic gearbox), Active blind spot monitoring, Park Assist and Visio Park (360° vision).
The all-new 5008 SUV range includes four trim levels – two mainstream versions (Active, Allure) plus GT Line and GT versions. Manufactured in Rennes, France, the all-new Peugeot 5008 SUV is on sale at Perrys now.