Peugeot aims high with new 5008 SUV

Peugeot has taken the wraps of its all-new 5008 SUV, which his expected to arrive in the UK in spring 2017. It’s an ambitious model with which the firm hopes to make in-roads into the competitive C-segment SUV market of mid-large SUV models.

Peugeot 5008
The all-new Peugeot 5008 will go on sale in the UK in 2017.

Among the highlights are Peugeot’s new new digital i-Cockpit dashboard, an updated range of low CO2 engines and a generous selection of standard features and options. The 5008 will also be available with seven seats, putting the model on a level with larger people carriers.

Interior space has been a priority. The new 5008 is 11cm longer than the outgoing model and has been designed to provide a people-carrier style interior:

  • Three matching, separate, folding seats in the second row;
  • Two removable, separate, folding seats in the third row;
  • The biggest boot capacity in its segment with at 1060 litres.

Heavily-laden shoppers willl also welcome the option of a hands-free, motorised tailgate.

Engine & tech

Peugeot hasn’t yet released much information about the engine range or technology used in the vehicle. But we do know that on UK models, CO2 emissions will start at a low 117g/km for petrol and 108g/km for diesel.

Like the 3008, the 5008 will be built on the PSA Efficient Modular Platform 2 (EMP2) and will meet Euro 6.1 emissions standards.

Peugeot 5008 rear view

A wide range of driver assistance systems will continue automotive sector’s march towards semi-autonomous driving. Among the contenders will be Advanced Grip Control, 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).

Attention has also been paid to the quality of the interior. “Body-hugging front seats” will feature an optional “multipoint massage system“… Your ears will be massaged by the FOCAL Premium Hi-Fi system, while passengers will be able to star gaze (or sunbathe) thanks to the large opening panoramic glass roof.

Navigation will be handled by a TomTom Traffic-enabled 3D system with that’s integrated with the 8″ touchscreen dashboard and 12.3” high-resolution digital head-up display. Old-fashioned this ain’t.

Peugeot 5008 interior
The new Peugeot 5008 features the i-Cockpit digital dashboard.

The all-new 5008 will be available in four trim levels – two mainstream versions (Active, Allure) plus GT Line and GT versions. Manufactured in Rennes, France, the all-new PEUGEOT 5008 SUV will be unveiled at the 2016 Paris Motor Show and on sale in the UK from Spring 2017.

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