It’s been a while since we’ve seen something exciting from Peugeot, but that’s soon to change with the introduction of the 5008 seven-seater SUV.
The first thing you’ll notice is the stunning styling, which is unlike anything else in this segment. Peugeot is embracing it’s quirky French roots, but that doesn’t mean this SUV is merely a pretty face.
The interior is unlike anything we’ve seen before in this segment. The all-new i-Cockpit, which is a futuristic bit of kit. You get a small steering wheel as is the norm in Peugeots these day, a large eight-inch touchscreen dashboard and a 12.3-inch high-resolution head-up display, unlike anything we’ve seen before.
It seems the 5008 is aimed more toward comfort than anything else. The wheelbase is an impressive 2.84 metres long, leaving the engineers with a lot of room to play around with when it comes to interior layout.
As such, the 5008 comes with three matching, separate, folding seats in the second row, adjustable in length and inclination. The third row consists of two removable separate seats.
Using the same modular platform as the 308 and 3008 SUV, the 5008 is equipped with either a turbocharged petrol or turbocharged diesel engine. We’ve experienced both before and they are brilliant.
Highlights in terms of standard luxuries include a premium sound system, panoramic opening glass sun roof and 3D connected navigation.
Cutting-edge driver assistance systems make driving even safer with an arsenal of safety features: 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).
Pricing and a release date is yet to be confirmed.