► Second-gen Peugeot 5008 revealed
► Now an SUV, instead of an MPV
► On sale in spring 2017
Do not adjust your set: this is, despite its radically different looks, the new second-generation Peugeot 5008.
Gone is the staid-looking seven-seat MPV of old, and in its place sits this seven-seat SUV. It features a host of modern tech, including Peugeot’s new i-Cockpit, and is set to be offered with a range of petrol and diesel engines.
The all-new 5008 will be on display at the Paris motor show later this September, ahead of going on sale in the UK in early 2017.
That’s a pretty dramatic change of look…
It would almost be impossible to tell that, badge aside, this was in any way related to the old 5008. Peugeot says that the styling is designed to convey ‘power and respect,’ although you may well think something different when it’s bearing down on you in your rear-view mirror. That said, it’s a very smart-looking SUV.
Inside, you‘ll find seven seats. The second row features three standalone folding seats, while the rearmost row consists of two separate folding seats that are removable. An optional front folding passenger seat is available, should you need to lug around really long loads, and the cabin is claimed to be very practical.
Another interior highlight is the new i-Cockpit system. It’s basically Peugeot’s take on Audi’s Virtual Cockpit, and features an 8in touchscreen and a slick 12.3in digital instrument cluster.
What equipment will be available on the new Peugeot 5008?
You’ll be able to opt for numerous high-end luxuries, including a panoramic glass roof, massaging seats and a premium hi-fi system.
The new 5008 will feature a wide range of safety kit, too. Peugeot says the features list will include hill ascent and descent control, automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assistance and advanced grip control.
Adaptive cruise control, a 360-degree parking camera and other safety-boosting systems will also be offered.
Peugeot’s new EMP2 platform, which makes use of PSA’s latest petrol and diesel engines. In the UK, the line-up will consists of the following:
- 1.2L PureTech 130 S&S Six-speed manual, standard (117g/km)
- 1.2L PureTech 130 S&S Six-speed automatic (120g/km)
- 1.6L PureTech 165 S&S Six-speed automatic (133g/km)
- 1.6L BlueHDi 100 S&S Five-speed manual (106g/km)
- 1.6L BlueHDi 120 S&S Six-speed manual, standard (108g/km)
- 1.6L BlueHDi 120 S&S Six-speed automatic (112g/km)
- 2.0L BlueHDi 150 S&S Six-speed manual (118g/km)
- 2.0L BlueHDi 180 S&S Six-speed automatic (124g/km)
All-wheel drive isn’t available, however, at the moment – a reputedly clever traction control system serves as some compensation, and a set of winter tyres would probably do the rest.
More sportily styled GT and GT Line versions will also be available, if you fancy something with a little more visual panache.
Any other neat tricks?
Peugeot’s giving buyers the option of specifying their 5008 with an integrated electrically assisted bicycle or scooter. So, if you’ve parked some way from work, you can use the e-Bike eF01 or e-Kick to effortlessly complete your journey.
How much will it cost?
You’ll likely pay around £24k for an entry-level 5008, which represents a slight increase over the current version. Expect more details on pricing and UK trim levels closer to the car’s launch in early 2017.
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