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The all-new PEUGEOT 5008 7-SEATER A whole new dimension for SUVs

Source: Motorpress / Peugeot South Africa


The new PEUGEOT 5008 breaks new ground as a large seven-seater SUV in the C segment. As a new contender in this growing consumer market, it boasts many strengths. The all-new PEUGEOT 5008 SUV

includes the latest version of the outstanding PEUGEOT i-Cockpit®, Efficient Modular Platform 2 (EMP2), and a plethora of high-tech features that enhance comfort and safety. Behind the elegant, dynamic design lies a superbly practical vehicle. With seven seats, the all-new PEUGEOT 5008 is the first SUV to offer modularity on par with that of the best people-carriers.

The future looks bright for the large seven-seater SUV

The segment has changed a lot when the first-generation PEUGEOT 5008 was released, and since then a great number of SUVs have entered the market in nearly all segments. This new kind of vehicle is an exceptional match for the expectations of today’s customers.

The SUV is truly a modern automobile, offering users the attractive combination of status, sophisticated technology, impressive practicality and driving emotions. It puts drivers at centre stage and answers their urge to go new places and experience new things.

The new PEUGEOT 5008 SUV is the third SUV to be unveiled by the PEUGEOT brand within a two-year period.

So why make the new PEUGEOT 5008 an SUV, thereby abandoning the C-segment seven-seater people-carrier niche?

The answer is, firstly because the people-carrier segment is almost exclusively a European phenomenon, while with the 5008 SUV PSA are looking at a worldwide market, and secondly, the incredible success of the C SUV appears to have been compensated by a reduction in demand for traditional saloons and people-carriers.

And finally, everyone just wants to enjoy the benefits of driving one. These vehicles transform otherwise tedious trips into opportunities for driver and passengers to share a pleasant experience. In light of all of this, the choice of design for the new PEUGEOT 5008 was obvious . . . it would have to be an SUV.

Few car manufacturers currently offer large SUVs, because this sub-segment is still developing, so there is a real demand and a lot of potential.

Today many drivers are drawn to the SUV concept and the positive images it projects, but they are also looking for volume, roominess, comfort, and utility compatible with the diverse aspects of their active lives.

The new PEUGEOT 5008 SUV is thus clearly a modern automobile, offering a new on-board experience and smart features, and it has what it takes to stand out as the benchmark for its class.

By virtue of its unique qualities, the newly unveiled PEUGEOT 5008 SUV, aims to achieve three objectives:

· to pursue the brand’s up-market move strategy

· to be an international success

· to become the leading (benchmark) large seven-seater SUV.

The 5008 SUV can rely on its many strengths to reach these goals. It all begins with a stunning interior that is nonetheless extremely practical.

The new PEUGEOT i-Cockpit® elevates the passenger compartment!

No other vehicle in its class matches the new PEUGEOT 5008 SUV for its trailblazing design:

Optimised and efficient geometry, a roomy interior, and a range of smart features.

It has inherited the many traits of the new PEUGEOT 2008 and 3008 SUVs that make the PEUGEOT family of vehicles the most distinguished, modern, and stylistically consistent currently on the market.

To start off, there’s the truly unique driver’s environment. The first thing to see when opening the front doors is the latest version of the innovative, almost futuristic - PEUGEOT i-Cockpit®, which offers vehicle occupants a novel driving experience that both surprises and delights.

It has it all: a compact steering wheel (the smallest on the market, across all segments), an 8” capacitive touchscreen, and a spectacular 12.3” high-resolution digital head-up instrument panel.

The latter will impress drivers with its superior graphics, elegant animations, and eye-pleasing transitions between modes that they can customise and configure.

The responsive, user-friendly touchscreen puts all the information drivers need for a comfortable trip at their fingertips.

The seven central satin chrome dashboard toggle switches offer quick access to the main passenger comfort and safety functions: radio, air conditioning, satellite navigation, vehicle settings, telephone, apps, and hazard warning lights.

However, that is only the beginning of the sensory experience in store for passengers. GT Line and Allure also features an extra button, next to the dashboard switches, to take things up a notch.

With i-Cockpit® Amplify, be prepared for a richer driving experience that stimulates four senses at once:

- sight, by adjusting screen colour and compartment lighting intensity

- hearing, via musical ambience settings

- touch, a multitude of tactile textures and streamlined user interfaces like the i-Cockpit direct access panel

- smell, with a fragrance diffuser.

The vehicle offers occupants two predefined sensory environments: ‘Boost’, in tune with a dynamic driving style, and ‘Relax’, for a mellower ambience. Both can be fully customised, to accentuate the pleasure of driver and passengers alike, and guarantee a unique on-board experience.

This on-board experience is also enhanced by interior details that greatly magnify perceived quality and the modern feel of the passenger compartment. The new electric impulse automatic gearbox control exemplifies the modern elegance of the interior, through the meticulous selection of materials. Here is masterful design with a warm soul. The front-seat environment of the all-new PEUGEOT 5008 SUV is undoubtedly well appointed.

But what can the other passengers look forward to in terms of space and features?

Spacious interior and more functions

The 2.84-m wheelbase of the all-new PEUGEOT 5008 SUV makes it the most habitable of all the SUVs!

The Efficient Modular Platform (EMP2) is specified with a wheelbase 16.5 cm longer than the new PEUGEOT 3008 SUV, and is 11cm wider than the original 5008, and second-row passengers, have 60mm more knee room.

The overall length of the vehicle (4.64m) remains compact, yet for a spacious C-segment vehicle, the new PEUGEOT 5008 SUV—though 19cm longer than the new PEUGEOT 3008 SUV and 11cm longer than the original version of the 5008—is still one of the most conservatively proportioned and its extra length makes it roomier for passengers.

The vehicle’s optimised architecture is only part of the package on offer. The new PEUGEOT 5008 is more than just an SUV. It stands out in the market with an innovative configuration:

· three matching, separate, folding and tilting seats in the second row

· two removable, separate, folding seats in the third row.

What isn’t to love about the three separate second-row seats of the new PEUGEOT 5008 SUV?

· They are all the same width, ensuring all three passengers enjoy the same comfort.

· Their length is adjustable, allowing reconfiguration of the passenger and loading compartments, and knee room is optimised.

· They offer five different angles of inclination (the original version of the 5008 had just two).

· All feature adjustable headrests that drop down low when the seats are empty, for easy rear viewing.

· Users can easily fold them down from the outside or from the boot to yield a rigid floor with seat-back covers to make a seamless flat surface.

· Each features three-point Isofix anchor points.

The new PEUGEOT 5008 SUV also offers a third row of two extra seats that fold down into the boot floor

The two covers of the boot floor form a perfectly flat surface when folded down, and they can also be easily tucked away behind the third-row seats when these are in use.

Controls on the top of the second-row side-seat backs facilitate access to the third-row seats. In just one movement, the second-row side seats tilt and slide forward for easier third-row entry.

But that’s not all. The vehicle’s clever design inspired PEUGEOT engineers to make these extra seats easily removable. Their modest weight (<11kg) and a single control make them easy to extract, so users can expand boot volume when needed. Each third-row seat that is removed yields 39dm3 more space.

This makes for a huge boot capacity - the biggest in the category. With between 780 and 1,080 dm3 / litre. In 5-seat configuration, the boot is 100 dm3 larger than the original 5008. Its flat, uncluttered volume and low boot sill (676 mm), in combination with a foldable front passenger seat, allow the all-new PEUGEOT 5008 SUV to carry especially long loads (potentially up to 3.20 m).

A practical hands-free smart electric tailgate (standard on the GT Line and Allure versions) opens and closes quickly and effortlessly when activated – simply by placing your foot under the rear bumper.

The spacious, functional, modular, practical and cleverly designed interior of the new PEUGEOT 5008 SUV meets all the challenges of daily lives and adapts to a multitude of situations.

The design, equipment, on-board technology, high-quality materials, and detailing distinguish the passenger compartment of the all-new PEUGEOT 5008 SUV from any other in its market. The interior is an invitation to take a seat and enjoy a special experience travelling in comfort, serenity, and luxury. Its exterior fully complements this image.

An SUV with an imposing exterior

The all-new PEUGEOT 5008 is a real SUV. All the hallmarks are there: long, horizontal bonnet; vertical face; and raised body line. The inspired design conveys power and respect, each line and curve perfectly positioned to project balance and uniformity.

The contours of the new PEUGEOT 5008 SUV are both harmonious and elegant for a vehicle of its size.

While the all-new PEUGEOT 5008 SUV has been extended (by 19 cm, including a longer 16.5-cm wheelbase), its height remains the same (1.64 m with roof bars – standard on all models), which gives it a long and dynamic profile. Its striking form is accentuated by a raised body plane; the top trim beautifully frames the glazed surfaces, including the rear corner window; and an elongated roof that suggests fluidity and agility - clean, crisp, and contoured. At the limits of the next vehicle size segment and the world of premium car manufacturers, the all-new PEUGEOT 5008 SUV emanates an authentic aura of luxury.

The protective elements that enhance it include alloy wheels ranging from 17” on the Active, 18” on the Allure and 19” on the GT Line, and profiled standard-fit aluminium longitudinal roof bars which all add a subtle blend of character and sophistication to the vehicle contours.

Everything comes together to make the design extremely modern, even futuristic, without falling into the traps of being too fussy, or ostentatious in style.

The stretched profile also highlights the volume of the passenger compartment. From the outside, the doors, wheelbase, and the large panoramic opening glass sunroof (optional on GT Line versions), bathes the interior in light and gives occupants a pleasant feeling of just how spacious and accommodating the vehicle is on the inside.

The exclusive wide grille with chrome fins, at the centre of which stands the Brand’s Lion - dignified, not showy - carries the power and fluidity of the vehicle up front. The finesse of the vehicle’s halogen headlamps gives it a piercing feline gaze that becomes sharper with optional full beam LED headlamps (standard equipment on GT Line version.) The all-new PEUGEOT 5008 SUV features a chrome chequered grille and distinctive front bumper. The expressive front-end design mirrors the assertive personality of its owner and pride in the brand identity. It’s a real PEUGEOT! and a real SUV!

The rear design expresses strength and security. It features flattering curves and the gloss black strip along the bottom of the rear window that sets the latest breed of PEUGEOT SUVs apart.

The PEUGEOT logo and brand name are on the centre of the strip, which connects the signature LED ‘claw effect’ rear lights, a marque that clearly identify it as a PEUGEOT vehicle - by day and by night. The rear profile - including an extra-wide tailgate and low boot sill – that also hints at just how spacious (and practical) the boot is.

The new 5008 SUV is a superbly designed vehicle that is lower, more spacious and less bulky than its competitors. From whatever angle viewed, the all-new PEUGEOT 5008 SUV is a finely crafted vehicle sparing nothing in the detail. Many elements come together to forge this impression – perfect trim, chrome highlights in selective locations around the vehicle exterior, and the two-tone body finish - conveying elegance, class, and good taste.

Driving and travelling pleasure that rivals the best touring vehicles

The all-new PEUGEOT 5008 SUV, the 308, and the all-new 3008 SUV all feature the Efficient Modular Platform (EMP2). And that says it all, because the EMP2, is already acknowledged for its dynamism, optimally combining comfort and great road handling.

Its modularity adapts to a variety of vehicle sizes, through utilising 55mm wheelbase extensions.

The all-new PEUGEOT 5008 SUV is specified with three extensions (165mm longer) than the 3008 SUV. When it comes to driving pleasure, the all-new PEUGEOT 5008 may be an SUV, but first and foremost it’s a PEUGEOT!

Company engineers had a clear mission: to make this imposing SUV a leader for road handling and to procure driving enjoyment through assured road handling with precise steering feel. Mission accomplished: despite its larger size, the all-new PEUGEOT 5008 SUV offers astonishing levels of agility and safety, so that even the shortest trip or routine outing becomes a pleasurable experience.

Knowing that the new 5008 is one of the safest and most enjoyable vehicles on the road will bring new levels of delight to its occupants.

This new PEUGEOT is an invitation to travel—in luxury, not least because it has excellent sound insulation and a number of features for the comfort of all on board:

- body-hugging front seats feature an optional multipoint massage system for the driver (standard on the GT Line).

Cutting-edge Advanced Driver Assistance Systems make driving even safer with an arsenal of safety features (standard or optional, depending on the vehicle variant configuration:

- Automatic Emergency Braking System (AEBS) and Distance Alert systems

- Active Lane Keeping Assistance (LKA)

- Driver attention warning

- Smart Beam Assistance

- Speed sign recognition and speed suggestion

- Adaptive cruise control with stop feature (automatic gearbox)

- Active blind spot monitoring

- Visio Park

The best in permanent connectivity

Like its driver, the all-new PEUGEOT 5008 SUV lives within its time. Functions like the Mirror Screen and 3D navigation fulfil the driver’s need to remain connected while behind the steering wheel and stay on course without stress.

The Mirror Screen function displays a copy of your smartphone screen to the vehicle’s touchscreen for easy app access. It is compatible with MirrorLink (Android), Android Auto, and Apple Carplay™ (iPhone 5 and later). Pressing a button on the steering wheel activates smartphone voice recognition (Android S-Voice or Apple Siri). Drivers can thus keep their eyes on the road while safely placing a call, selecting music, reading and sending text messages, or requesting an itinerary.

A superior range of powerful and efficient vehicles

The new PEUGEOT 5008 SUV vehicle range perfectly matches the strategy developed by the brand over the last few years. Like the last model launches from the Lion brand, the 5008 range includes:

- two mainstream versions (Active, and Allure)

- a high-end trimmed, sporty appearance GT Line version.

The optimised architecture of the all-new PEUGEOT 5008 SUV makes it a high achiever. To begin with, it’s lighter than its predecessor.

The EMP2 platform has the perfect balance between mass, strength, and functionality on all levels to yield a vehicle that weighs 95 kg less than the original 5008.

It gets better through. The vehicle’s aerodynamic design and optimized external dimensions give it one of the lowest drag areas in the (CdA) in the segment at 0.76m2. Ultra-low Resistance 17” 18” or Michelin slimline 19” tyres further accentuate the overall performance of the 5008 SUV range.

Whether the choice is petrol or diesel, all versions stand out above their competitors with engines of the same power class. CO2 emissions are as low as 124 g/km for diesel.

The all-new 5008 SUV engine:

- 2.0 HDI 110kW six-speed, Co2 at 124g/km on Auto, and 125g/km on Manual.

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