Sales of crossovers and SUVs have been surging basically all over the world in the last few years to the detriment of MPVs. That’s why the second-gen 3008 introduced earlier this year made the switch from being a multi-purpose vehicle to an authentic crossover. It’s the same story with the 5008 unveiled today, a former MPV that now takes the shape of a larger crossover.
The similarities between the new 3008 and 5008 are more than obvious, up to the point that it would be hard to distinguish which is which if it weren’t for the size differences and the third-side windows. The photo comparison below perfectly demonstrates the shared design between the two new high-riding models from Peugeot. Compared to its predecessor, the new 5008 is 11 cm (4.3 inches) longer and 11 cm wider to enable a more spacious cabin that can seat up to seven.
Left is 5008 / Right is 3008
Speaking of the interior, the second-row passengers sit on three separate, folding and tilting seats and get to enjoy an extra 60 mm (2.3 inches) of knee room. As for the third-row seats, these are not only foldable, but also removable whenever you want to carry more cargo. As a matter of fact, Peugeot says that in five-seat guise the new 5008 provides a best-in-class 1,065-liter (37.6 cubic feet) capacity. Fold the front passenger seat and you’ll be able to carry long items up to 3.2 meters (126 inches). To make your life easier, a hands-free electric tailgate is going to be offered as optional equipment (standard on the flagship GT).
Left is 5008 / Right is 3008
The fantastic second-gen i-Cockpit seen in the latest 3008 will be available on the larger crossover and will combine a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster with an 8-inch touchscreen for the infotainment system.
Much like the latest 3008, the new 5008 rides on the same PSA-developed EMP2 platform and is going to be available with four gasoline and six diesel configurations, depending on location. Buyers will get to pick from a 130-hp three-cylinder 1.2-liter PureTech linked to a six-speed manual and available in a more frugal version slashing CO2 emissions to a low 115 g/km. The same unit can also be hooked up to a six-speed auto which is standard on the beefier 165-hp 1.6-liter PureTech four-cylinder engine.
Left is 5008 / Right is 3008
On the diesel side, the 1.6-liter BlueHDI will be sold in a 100-hp, five-speed manual combo and in a stronger 120-hp six-speed manual or six-speed auto setup. This one too can be ordered in a ‘super-efficient’ version with CO2 emissions of only 105 g/km. Upgrade to the 2.0-liter BlueHDI and Peugeot will reward you with 150 hp delivered to the wheels via a six-speed manual, while a six-speed auto comes with the 180-hp variant which is offered only in the range-topping 5008 GT model.
Scheduled to be manufactured at home in Rennes, France, the all-new and reinvented 5008 will be on display at the Paris Motor Show in October and will go on sale next spring to rival the recently introduced Skoda Kodiaq, also a seven-seat SUV.
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Gallery: 2017 Peugeot 5008
The all-new PEUGEOT 5008 - A whole new dimension for SUVs
Its name hasn't changed, but everything else has. The all-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, the newly unveiled PEUGEOT 5008 SUV aims to achieve three objectives:
- to pursue the brand’s move up-market strategy
- to be an international success
- to become the leading (benchmark) C-segment large seven-seater SUV.
The all-new PEUGEOT i-Cockpit® elevates the passenger compartment!
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” touchscreendashboard and a spectacular 12.3” high-resolution digital head-up display, the new PEUGEOT i-Cockpit® impresses drivers with its superior graphics and elegant animations.
Spacious interior and with more functions
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 as the new PEUGEOT 5008 SUV - though 19cm longer than the all-new PEUGEOT 3008 SUV and 11cm longer than the original version of the 5008 - is still one of the most conservatively proportioned and its extra length makes it roomier for passengers. The vehicle’s optimised architecture is only part of the package on offer. The new PEUGEOT 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.
- The biggest boot capacity with 780 dm3 VDA 210 (1060 litres)
The all-new PEUGEOT 5008 SUV can also have foldable front passenger seat (to carry especially long loads up to 3.20 m) and a practical hands-free motorised tailgate.
An SUV with an imposing exterior
One look will recognise that the all-new PEUGEOT 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 (1.64 m 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.
Driving and travelling pleasure that rivals the best touring vehicles
The all-new 5008 SUV, the 308, and the all-new 3008 SUV all feature the Efficient Modular Platform (EMP2) and the very last 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 115g/km for petrol and only 105g/km for diesel.
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, large panoramic opening glass roof etc. 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 (standard or optional, depending on market location specifications): 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 PEUGEOT 5008 SUV is also providing innovative mobility solutions for today’s world by giving the opportunity to integrate in its boot the e-Kick, a very smart electrically assisted folding scooter, or the e-Bike eF01, a new electrically assisted portable bicycle. e-Kick and e-Bike have both their mobile charging dockstation.
A superior range of vehicles made in France
The all-new PEUGEOT 5008 SUV range includes five trim levels – three mainstream versions (Access, Active, Allure) plus GT Line and GT versions, that perfectly matches the strategy developed by the brand over the last few years. Manufactured in Rennes (France), the all-new PEUGEOT 5008 SUV is unveiled at the 2016 Paris Motor Show and will be launched in international markets starting in Spring 2017.