Peugeot have completely revamped their 5008 model, switching it from traditional MPV roots to a more standard, larger seven-seat SUV. The new 5008 follows upgrades to many of Peugeot’s other top bracket models including the 3008 and 208.
The new 5008 is 95kg lighter than the outgoing model but its design is significantly chunkier, longer and wider. The initial snaps of the vehicle have been likened to the new 3008 model.
Alongside a series of exterior upgrades, Peugeot have tweaked the interior of the 5008 with a firm focus on practicality. The boot space is a staggering 1,060-litres and that’s likely to expand significantly when you fold the rear seats down.
There's plenty of new technology as well with the addition of Peugeot's flagship i-Cockpit system and the dashboard is cleanly laid out for drivers who will also benefit from good-quality materials used for the styling. Many of the cars functions such as ambient lighting & climate control can be controlled via seven chrome buttons on the centre console. In addition to this, Peugeot have included an impressive looking 8"inch touchscreen. Naturally, the higher up the spec you go the more options become available, however all customers will benefit from the 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster & many could be tempted by additional options such as a panoramic roof & smartphone charging.
The engines available at launch will be a 118bhp 1.6-litre diesel, two 2.0-litre versions producing 148bhp & 178bhp as well as two petrol engines a 1.2-litre & 1.6-litre producing 128bhp & 163bhp respectively. Full emissions & mpg are yet to be revealed though initial reports suggest that atleast one of the engines could be championing CO2's as low as 108g/km.
Peugeot are keeping the finer details of the vehicles release under wraps but the vehicle will be arriving early 2017 after debuts at a number of key motor shows & conferences.