The Peugeot 5008 ditches its minivan looks in place of something more muscular.
The biggest change coming in the way of the exterior. Gone is the minivan styling, in its place is something arguably much more appealing. The seven-seater now looks like a true SUV, and gets more space to match; wider, longer, and sporting more interior volume. With the third row seats folded down completely, the trunk sports a record 780 cubic-decameters.
Apart from loads of new space, Peugeot has given the 5008 a more driver-focused layout. A new “i-Cockpit” system - adopted from the recently introduced 3008 - utilizes an Efficient Modular Platform, and introduces loads of new high-tech features not previously found on the 5008. The modular aspect coming by way of seven individual seats that can be transformed in a few different ways.
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New sensory features like ambient lighting, massage seats, and in-car fragrances give the 5008 a more premium feel. While the addition of a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster brings the family hauler into the modern age, relatively speaking.
When it launches, the 5008 will be available with two different gas engine options. A 1.2-liter, 128-horsepower (95- kilowatt) engine comes paired to either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic. That’s right, you can get a manual on this large SUV. Move up a trim and you can opt for the slightly more powerful 1.6-liter engine that produces 163 horsepower (121 kilowatts).
Of course, a 1.6-liter diesel option is also offered and provides 118 horsepower (87 kilowatts). A 2.0-liter diesel option provides 148 horsepower (110 kilowatts) or 178 horsepower (132 kilowatts), depending on how you spec it, and both come with the choice of automatic or manual as well.
The new 5008 will be on display for the entirety of the Paris Motor Show before it goes on sale in Europe in the spring of 2017.