The all-new Peugeot 5008 SUV coming soon
The all-new Peugeot 5008 will challenge established seven-seater players in the hard-fought SUV class. Sharing architecture with its smaller Peugeot 3008 sister model, the 5008 introduces advanced technology such as Peugeot’s ‘i-Cockpit’ virtual dashboard, which replaces conventional gauges with a display that can be configured to show the information you want.
New Peugeot 5008 design
The Peugeot 3008 and 5008 were both initially revealed at the 2016 Paris Motor Show, with the 3008 going on sale towards the end of 2016. The two cars have striking visual similarities and the 5008 is based on a stretched version of the 3008 platform. This means a longer wheelbase (the distance between the front and rear axles), boosting interior space and allowing that all-important third row of seats.
Inside, the driver’s environment is unique with the new generation PEUGEOT i-Cockpit®, which offers occupants a futuristic driving experience that both surprises and delights. While the new system is similar, the analogue dials have been fully replaced by a 12.3-inch digital screen, which can be individually configured and displays information like your speed, fuel level and range to empty, as well as navigation prompts. A second screen sits on top of the dashboard nad provides touchscreen infotainment, including climate control, media and sat navm reducing the number of buttons needed.
Peugeot says the long wheelbase of the 5008 will make it one of the most practical SUVs in its class. As well as seven seats, the second row consists of three separate chairs that can adjust and fold individually or accommodate a child seat. When you don’t need the third-row seats, they stow flat in the boot floor. There’s also an impressive 780 litres of luggage space with five seats in place, which increases to 1,125 litres with all rear seats folded or a huge 1.940 litres up to the roof.
Technology & equipment
- 8” touchscreen infotainment system
- Voice control
- Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and MirrorLink
- Peugeot ‘Grip control’
- Hill-descent control
- Autonomous emergency braking (AEB)
- Lane-keeping Assistance
The 5008 is expected to build on the success of the strong-selling 3008 and is set to arrive in late spring or early summer this year.