The new Peugeot 5008 brings a much-needed refreshed design adding premium styling and features to the seven-seater car segment. Along with a new design, the new 5008 brings a range of brand new technology.
Truthfully, the outgoing Peugeot 5008 wasn't going to win any design awards in its lifetime. Even when it was new, it had a dated and rather bulbous look to it. With this refreshed design, Peugeot has brought the new 5008 into the current year with its latest design language.
Along with the rather stylish exterior design, the interior has also been improved with a misshaped steering wheel that mimics one that you might find as a prop for Star Wars. The reduction of buttons in the cabin also make the 5008 look ahead of its time and give the new MPV a premium feel.
Could Peugeot's improvements actually make the 5008 quite an attractive and desirable MPV?
Here's everything you need to know about the new Peugeot 5008.
Five trim levels are offered on the 5008, these are; the Active, Allure, GT Line, GT Line Premium and GT. All models get seven seats as standard and a wide range of technology, even on lower spec level cars in the range.
The entry-level spec is the Active, which is priced from £24,495 and gets digital dashboard dials, rear parking sensors, a DAB radio, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, automatic lights and wipers, lane departure warning and autonomous emergency braking.
If you're wanting a bit more specification on your car then the middle of the range is the Allure trim, paired with a 1.6-litre diesel engine this will cost around £28,125.
The range-topping model with a 178bhp 2.0-litre diesel engine and the GT trim will set you back £35,695.
When compared with rival brand vehicles such as the Renault Scenic and the Citroen Grand C4 Picasso pricing and specification levels are pretty much the same, although the 5008 brings a refreshed futuristic design and a premium feeling interior.
The 5008 has undergone a much needed refresh, following on from the refresh of the 3008 Peugeot has refined the once frumpy-looking MPV and given it quite a refined, luxury and stylish look.
Despite it being in the MPV class with the likes of the Citroen Grand C4 Picasso and the Renault Grand Scenic the new 5008 certainly has the design and feel of an SUV, putting it more in line with the Nissan X-Trail or Skoda Kodiaq.
The exterior gets sharp lines throughout to accentuate the SUV styling along with the thin light housings on the headlights and rear lights.
To fit seven seats the 5008 is basically an elongated 3008, although looking odd in the pictures it actually looks quite endearing in the flesh and gives it an enormous road presence.
The Active trim level gets 17-inch alloy wheels and reversing sensors, the Allure also gets 17-inch alloy wheels but adds all-round parking sensors, reversing sensors and some more advanced safety kit. The GT-Line model adds 18-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights as well as a few other sporty additions.
The interior of the 5008 really is the most stylish in its class, the only match for it is the smaller 3008 which the 5008 is based on. The dashboard revolves around the driver giving a cockpit-like feel, metal shortcut keys for the infotainment system are a nice touch as they are high quality and give a premium feel.
As standard, all cars come with an infotainment system with an 8" touchscreen with Bluetooth connectivity, Apple CarPlay and Android auto. Sadly not all specification levels get SAT-NAV although with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto you will be able to use your phone's built it navigation apps.
Another standard feature is Peugeot's i-Cockpit, this is the brand's digital instrument binnacle that features on new Peugeot vehicles. This gives the driver a configurable central infotainment screen, the i-Cockpit can also display guidance on the digital binnacle so you don't have to refer to the centre console for directions.
The entry-level Active model doesn't get a whole lot in terms of driver assistance systems; Cruise control + speed limiter, Rear parking sensor, Driver alert system are standard on the Active trim, but you'd expect a bit more seeing as the 5008 is classed as a family car.
If you move up the range to the Allure version or above you'll benefit from Peugeot's range of driver assistance systems which includes: 3D connected navigation + voice control, Advanced Driver Attention Alert, Cruise control + speed limiter, Front and rear parking sensors, Blind spot monitoring, Active lane keep assist, Peugeot connect SOS and assistance.
In terms of safety, every model of the new 5008 gets six airbags, tyre pressure sensors and Isofix mounting points.
The cheapest engine on offer in the new 5008 is the brand's new 1.2-litre three-cylinder petrol engine, producing 128bhp, offered in both manual or automatic.
Also on offer is a 163bhp 1.6-litre petrol which is offered as automatic only. In terms of diesel, Peugeot has offered a 99bhp 1.6 manual, a 118bhp 1.6-litre which is offered in both manual or automatic.
If you're looking for something with a bit more power, Peugeot has offered a 2.0-litre diesel with 148 or 178bhp.
Sadly no four-wheel-drive is offered on the 5008 but if you opt for advanced grip control this will work with the traction control to keep the car stable in slippery or difficult road conditions.
Overall the Peugeot 5008 is a much-needed shakeup in the MPV class. If seven-seats is a must-have then the 5008 is certainly one of the top 5's to consider, if seven seats is something you can live without but you like the look and technology of the 5008, it may be worth considering the smaller 3008.
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