The new Peugeot 5008 has broken cover ahead of its first public appearance at the 2016 Paris Motor Show in October. Rather than the bulbous MPV many were expecting, this practical French offering has taken the form of a stylish, high-riding SUV.
Inspiration for this new car has clearly been drawn from the recently revealed 3008 – a handsome crossover festooned with chunky details and bold, blocky styling. Will this brave new look be enough to rival the Nissan X-Trail and Renault Koleos? Read on for details…
2017 Peugeot 5008 styling
The new 5008 will be exclusively available as a large seven-seater and claims to mix the everyday usability of an MPV with the on-road presence and off-road capabilities of a modern SUV. The fact that it’s both longer and wider than the outgoing model should certainly aid it in the practicality stakes while its funky new design has oodles more character than the car it replaces.
Its pointy grille and aggressive faceted headlights are a departure from the outgoing model’s rather rotund features, while a wealth of black plastic parts and a metal-coloured skid plate hint at the 5008’s supposed off-road abilities. A number of subtle premium touches, such as a thick chrome rail that runs the length of the roofline and Peugeot’s signature claw-like brake lights, have also been thrown in for good measure.
2017 Peugeot 5008 interior
The new 5008 boasts three rows of seats that can be both folded and, in the case of the third row, removed, to create a cavernous load bay. Not only does it boast a 1,060-litre boot with five seats in place, but the front passenger seat can be folded away to safely store items 3.2 meters long.
Peugeot has modified its signature i-Cockpit cabin design to make it more modern and easier to use. In place of traditional analogue instruments, the 5008 boasts a huge 12.3-inch display in front of the driver and a smaller eight-inch unit mounted in the dashboard. Peugeot seems to have subscribed to the ‘less is more’ philosophy with its new car – besides a single row of elegant toggle switches, you’ll struggle to find any buttons in the 5008’s cabin.
2017 Peugeot 5008 engine and driving
The 5008 will be offered with a selection of both petrol and diesel engines ranging from a frugal 128hp 1.2-litre petrol to a more powerful 2.0-litre diesel. Both six-speed manual and six-speed automatic gearboxes will be available, although range-topping units are expected to be offered with the latter only.
2017 Peugeot 5008 price and release date
The 5008 will be shown to the public at the Paris Motor Show in October 2016 and should go on sale in early 2017. Peugeot is yet to confirm how much it will cost, but entry-level versions will probably set you back approximately £23,000.
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