As well says Peugeot, “your name has not changed, but everything else yes.” The French mark of the lion introduces us to the renewal of the Peugeot 5008, which is more that a new generation might be a completely new model, and that is the big mpv Peugeot just convert in an SUV in the C-segment with a cabin of up to seven squares.
The fashion of the SUV, which are canibalizando sales of body sedan and minivan, seem to have no end. The SUV segment is the third with the highest volume of sales in Europe, exceeded only by the C and the B. the a lesser number of sales of the bodies for traditional has done to Peugeot to rethink whether to launch a new generation of the 5008 on the same concept or change it completely and bring it to the segment of the crossovers that such a good result is giving.
in the last year Alone, the French car firm has launched five products todocamino. The last, who starred in these lines, has two clear objectives: to be an international success and become the best-selling model in between the SUV of C-segment with seven-seater. To do this brings with it a design robust and at the same time technological and urban, along with the technologies used by the other models of Peugeot.
Measured 4,64 meters long, so that wins 11 cm with respect to the 5008 earlier, while its wheelbase is 2.84 m. This results in a habitability is quite a bit higher, which will be felt quickly in the second row of seats and in the trunk volume; a volume of the trunk that is located in nothing less than 1.060 litres when using only five seats. The distance of the passenger compartment, by folding all the seats (except the driver) allows you to load objects of up to 3.2 metres.
In terms of the design, in the front have kept the image of the brand with the distinctive headlights that mounted currently, all of the Peugeot, having many points in common with its little brother, the Peugeot 3008. There is No lack of protections in the lower part of the body, that give a image more adventurous the crossover French.
In the side view we are able to perceive the large size of the 5008, with a few lines very horizontal and a roof very long and flat that falls in behind virtually of the blow, taking advantage of every inch cubic available. Account with a large glass area and, on the drive that we see in the pictures, these wheels are a very carefully designed and low-profile tyres, which will be available with a diameter of 17, 18 and 19 inches. If we look closely, we can perceive the great battle of this model, with the wheels almost at the corners and short overhangs.
back of the body has a design very clean and horizontal, to which we feel a very good pilots in the rear with a similar design to those introduced in the brand a few years ago by the Peugeot 308. In the upper part includes a spoiler aesthetic, while we can emphasize the big mouth load and a height flush with the boot floor, which will facilitate the loading and unloading operations.
Peugeot assures us of a interior in the that not missing the cockpit (i-Cockpit of the latest generation, fully digitized with a flywheel of small dimensions, and the vision of the dashboard above the steering wheel itself, and the screen of the central console, with a size of 12.3 inches. On the other hand, the second row of seats features regulation both in length and in inclination of the backrest, to improve the comfort and fit a bit more when the seats of the third row are occupied.
The Peugeot 5008 will be available with four trim levels (Active, Allure, GT Line and GT) and use the same mechanics of the Peugeot 308 and 3008 as they have been developed on the same platform EMP2. Therefore, it will be offered with engines 1.2 PureTech and 1.6 THP 130 and 165 horses in gasoline, as well as the BlueHDi, 120 150 and 180 horses.
will Also be there a good number of wizards and driving aids, a complete set of systems active safety and high doses of so requested infotainment. We can highlight the Hi-Fi system Focal, connectivity with Mirror Screen, browser, connected to Tom Tom Traffic alerts in real-time, control of descents, automatic brake and emergency collision warning, adaptive cruise control or 360 degree vision.
His debut will take place in the Paris motor show that will start in a few weeks, although we will not see it at our dealers until the next spring.