Open the driver’s door you’re greeted by the sort of materials, design and build quality that used to be reserved for premium cars – not a practical seven-seater Peugeot
The Peugeot 5008 is currently one of the most stylish SUVs around, only matched by the smaller 3008 model that has a near-identical interior.
The way the dashboard wraps-around the driver and the metal shortcut keys for the infotainment system is a pleasant and fresh departure from the usual-for-class piano black plastics and straight lines – we’re looking at you, Skoda Kodiaq!
If the International Space Station was redecorated by some style-savvy French astronauts, you can bet it’d look something like the 5008’s futuristic cabin
The good news doesn’t end there, however, because all cars come with an infotainment system with an 8.0-inch touchscreen and Bluetooth connectivity with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard. Having this functionality means that, even if you don’t pick sat-nav from the car’s options list, you can still use your phone’s built-in guidance apps on the move.
Another standard feature is the digital instrument binnacle that Peugeot calls i-Cockpit. This is particularly generous because you have to pay extra for equivalent systems on VWs and most Audis. The i-Cockpit is as configurable as the central infotainment screen, but most eye-catching and informative is the sat-nav mode which moves the guidance from the central screen to the digital binnacle right before your eyes.
However, there are a few niggles that don’t really ruin the whole infotainment experience but make it less intuitive than in rivals. For example, if you want to make a change to the climate control you must briefly take your eyes off the road because there are no intuitive rotary dials.