Where the previous Peugeot 5008 was lower, sleeker, and resembled something more akin to a minivan, the new 5008 has made its debut at the 2016 Paris Motor Show with a huge overhaul.

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.

2017 Peugeot 5008

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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.

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The new PEUGEOT 5008: SUVs enter a new dimension

Though its name hasn't changed, the design is entirely unprecedented. The new PEUGEOT 5008 breaks new ground as a large seven-seater SUV in the C segment. As a new contender in this promising consumer market, it boasts many strengths.

The new PEUGEOT 5008 SUV has not only the new PEUGEOT i-Cockpit® system and the Efficient Modular Platform EMP2, but also a number of other high-tech features. Beneath its elegant and dynamic design you will find remarkable functionality: with its seven individual seats, the new PEUGEOT 5008 SUV is the first SUV with incredible modularity worthy of the best multi-purpose vehicles. The seats in the second row are entirely independent, but identical, adjustable and foldable. The seats in the third row are foldable and easy to remove to optimise a record 780 dm3 VDA 210 of space in the boot.

The new PEUGEOT 5008 SUV produced in Rennes will be presented to the public in Paris before its international launch in the spring of 2017.