As the Paris Motor Show draws closer, Peugeot have unveiled details and images of their all new 5008 SUV. As consumer demand within the segment increases, Peugeot are breaking new ground with their large 7 seater SUV as it replaces an traditionally MPV shaped previous model. This is in keeping with the ethos of the new 2008 which was launched this summer and the new 3008 due at the end of this year. The new 5008 SUV will be available from Spring 2017.
The new Peugeot 5008 sits at the same height as the outgoing 5008 with an increase in length of 11 centimetres to 4.64 metres and a similar increase of 11 centimetres in width which results in more interior space for front and rear seat passengers alike. Whilst based on the same EMP2 platform as the new 3008 the new 5008 will be 19 centimetres longer.
Details relating to engines and transmission have yet to be released however it is anticipated that the new 5008 will be available in both petrol and diesel variants.
The clever seating arrangement means that the 2nd or middle row consists of three matching, separate, folding and tilting seats along with two removable, separate, folding seats forming the third row. Each of the seats within the second row feature Isofix which is a massive plus. With the third row of seats removed, the 5008 will boast a boot capacity of 1,060 litres which will stand as the biggest in its category. The new 5008 can carry items of up to 3.2 metres in length thanks to a clever, foldable front passenger seat also.
The latest version of the Peugeots i-Cockpit dictates the interior layout with the compact steering wheel, 8 inch touch screen along with a 12.3 inch high resolution digital instrument panel.
Safety is as always at the forefront with Peugeot and this is highlighted in the 5008 with the inclusion of Automatic Emergency Braking System, Distance Alert Systems, Active Lane Assistance, Driver Attention Warning, Smart Beam Assistance, Adaptive Cruise Control with stop feature to name but a few.
Peugeot unveiled the e-Kick, electrically assisted scooter as they launched the 3008 back in May and likewise, the new 5008 launch will coincide with the release of the new e-Bike eF01 which is an electrically assisted portable bicycle. Like with the e-Kick for those who choose this optional extra the e-Bike will have a dock station in the boot of the 5008 so that you can complete your journeys without having to worry about congested city centre parking!
With regards to pricing within the Irish market we will have to wait until closer to its release date. Based on our initial impressions the new Peugeot 5008 definitely appears to be putting it up to its competition and Peugeot would hope to continue the success of the current 5008 which is the best selling compact 7 seater MPV in Ireland for 2016 to date.