2017 Peugeot 5008

The Peugeot 5008 has finally become “Man”…what am I talking
about? Well, after debuting as a 7-seater MPV, Peugeot has now
upgraded the “5008’ to a full 7-seat SUV. The MPV has
transitioned to a traditional SUV with a very aggressive
stance.  After staying out of the party for long, Peugeot
has finally found its “SUV dancing shoes” and is now ready to
join the “SUV dance floor”. The 2017 Peugeot 5008 joins the
likes of Skoda
Kodiaq and Mazda
CX-9, other fairly new SUV models aimed at the suburban
customers.

According to the automaker, the 5008 features a good blend of
off-road capability and on-road presence of an SUV with daily
usability synonymous with MPVs. The model is larger than the
MPV which makes it very practicable. Read along for more
details:

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2017 Peugeot 5008 Exterior

The 2017 Peugeot 5008 SUV has adopted a whole new face far from
what we were accustomed to. Everything about the model has
changed except its name.  The model, however shares its
exterior cues with the new
3008. They also share the same platform, the Efficient
Modular Platform (EMP2) but the 5008 has a longer wheelbase
which helps improve its cabin space.

Despite its larger size, the new SUV is actually 95 kg lighter
then the outgoing MPV. The model carries all the recent Peugeot
signature styling cues such as LED DRLs which overlap
headlights while at the rear, the automaker has arranged the
taillights into three vertical strips that look like lion
claws.

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Peugeot has used chrome unsparingly on the model. Chrome is
featured on the front grille, fog light surrounds as well as on
the window surrounds. The bonnet is heavily creased. The sides
on the other hand have some attractive curves. A chunky plastic
element runs around the bottom and into the wheel arches. On
the other hand, its black pillars create a “floating roof”
impression. The roof is offered in a contrasting color to the
bodywork.

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2017 Peugeot 5008 Interior

The interior has been upgraded to offer the convenience and
practicability synonymous with SUVs. It is offered in four trim
levels which are the base Active, the mid Allure and GT Line
and the range-topping GT trim. It also features latest
technologies including the ‘i-Cockpit’ system.  The
automaker has replaced conventional gauges with a 12.3-inch TFT
screen which displays information on speed, fuel level,
remaining range and satellite navigation information. There is
another 8.0-inch screen on the dash for the infotainment system
which has controls for climate and even for the digital radio.
This has helped create a very clean and uncluttered dashboard.

The center console features chrome accenting on three sides. To
make the cabin liverier, Peugeot offers the ‘i-Cockpit Amplify’
system as standard on the GT and GT Line and as an option on
other trims. This system enables the driver to alter the color
of the screens, ambient lighting, control seat massage system,
adjusting audio settings as well as diffusing fragrances. There
are three fragrances on offer, i.e. Harmony Wood, Aerodrive and
Cosmic Cuir.

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Due to its long wheelbase, the 5008 offers a high level of
practicability.  Its cabin accommodates 7 passengers
across three rows of seats. What’s more, the second row
features three separate seats which mean one can fit in three
separate child seats. The seats can also fold separately. Third
row seats fold flat into the trunk to expand cargo space when
needed. The SUV offers 702 liters of cargo space when the seats
are in place. The space expands to 780 liters upon folding the
third row and to a whopping 1,940 liters upon folding both the
second- and third-row seats.

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Technologies available include MirrorLink, Apple CarPlay,
Android Auto and voice activation. The SUV also comes with
advanced driving aids such as Grip Control system (an advanced
form of traction control) with five settings (normal, mud,
snow, sand and ESP off). Other technologies are hill-descent
control, distance alert, lane-departure warning, automatic
emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, driver attention
warning and headlights beam control system to ensure maximum
illumination. In addition, the SUV features adaptive cruise
control, traffic sign recognition and “Visionpark”, a system
that uses parking sensors and cameras to create a 360-degree
view of the car to ease parking in tight spaces.

To entice buyers, Peugeot offers the vehicle with an optional
electric e-Bike Ef01 (electric-assisted portable bicycle) or
e-Kick (electric-assisted folding scooter) courtesy of
collaboration between the automaker and MICRO, a scooter
company.

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Engine Specs and performance

Under the hood, the 2017 5008 SUV features an array of
power-plants, both gasoline and diesel engines. The engines
which have been borrowed from the PSA group will feature a
stop/start function to help save on fuel.  The engines
include a 1.2 L, Pure Tech gasoline engine which produces 130
bhp. The engine is paired either to a 6-speed manual
transmission or a 6-speed automatic transmission. The second
gasoline engine is the 1.6 L PureTech mill good for 165 bph.
This engine is paired to a 6-speed automatic transmission
system only.

On the diesel front, the 5008 SUV features a 1.6 L BlueHDi
engine which produces 100 bhp. It is paired to a 5-speed manual
gearbox. This engine is also tuned to produce 120 bhp when
paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission. The most potent
diesel engine is a 2.0 L BlueHDi which is tuned to produce 150
bhp with a 6-speed manual gearbox and 180 bhp when mated to a
6-speed automatic transmission system.

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Price and release date

Peugeot is yet to announce official prices of the 2017 Peugeot
5008. However, insider sources intimate that the SUV will be
priced from around $30,000 for the base Active trim to as much
as $50,000 for the range topping GT trim. Peugeot will showcase
the new 5008 SUV at the upcoming Paris Auto show. Sales will
commence in the second quarter of next year.