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  • 09 September 2016
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    Peugeot 5008: New 2017 Model Revealed

    The family friendly 5008 has been transformed with a new SUV-inspired look! French car manufacturer Peugeot, have gone against the traditional MPV and turned it into a larger 7 seat SUV making it longer in length and width. Peugeot have done this to cater for the demand of the consumer market which is constantly wanting fashionable SUV’s.

    Peugeot have described it as “the first SUV to offer modularity on a par with that of the best people carriers”. The exteriors radical changes make it look completely different to the current MPV, as it now shares a lot resemblance to the smaller 3008 model.

    What changes have been made to the 5008?

    Exterior Highlights

    It’s suggested that the model mixes the practical side of an MPV with some off-road abilities. As standard, it comes with 7 seats making it rival other popular SUV’s such as the Renault Koleos and Nissan X-Trail

    In comparison to the current car, the upcoming 5008 has grown 19cm in length and its wheelbase has grown 16.5cm longer. It still, however, stands the exact same 1.64 metres tall with fitted roof bars.

    Designers at Peugeot have given it a bolder, muscly exterior which has been done through the upright front grille, sharper door lines and a rough-edged rear, giving this car a unique styling that's extremely different to the outgoing MPV’s style and silhouette. 

    Interior Highlights

    Seven seats come as standard, with each seat having length adjustability, three-point Isofix anchor points and 5 different positions of inclination. In the back are power sockets, trays positioned on the back of the first row of seats, cup holders and blinds so that each can passenger can travel with comfort and convenience. You’ll have tonnes of space for the families’ luggage as boot space can be maximised by simply removing the back row of seats, which weigh less than 11kg making them easy to remove.

    Having the 2nd and 3rd rows of seats down offers up an impressive 1124 litres of boot space, which grows up to 1940 litres if you fill it up to the roof. Choose to have the 3rd row down and you’ll still get a spacious 1060 litres of room.

    Technology Features

    The cabin has been significantly updated; it contains Peugeot’s wraparound i-Cockpit which adds a 12.3inch TFT instrument display, as well as an 8inch centre console touch screen. A new feature you can opt for is an electric tailgate that can be opened by simply placing your foot under the rear bumper.

    There will no longer be the Access trim available in the UK as Peugeot have removed it from the line-up. Therefore the entry-level for the new 5008 starts at the Active which comes with an i-Cockpit as standard. In addition to this, the GT Line and Allure have the option for a more performance-orientated GT model.

    Engine Specifications

    Like with the current model, the new 5008 SUV will come with a variety of diesel and petrol charged engines, with the upcoming model gaining a range-topping speedy 2.0litre diesel option.

    The 128bhp 1.2L is the smallest petrol coming with a 6-speed manual or automatic gearbox. This is as well as a 163bhp 1.6L that comes exclusively with the automatic,

    With the diesel side of things, there is a 1.6L and 2.0L engines which make roughly retweet 99bhp and 178bhp. The model with the best power is the 5008 GT which comes with the only option of automatic. Even though the 5008 has an exciting new rugged SUV style, there will only be front wheel engines as there is no four-wheeled drive option.

    Release date and prices

    We can expect the new model to arrive in the UK at the start of 2017 in mid-February. The entry prices will be slightly more than the price tag on the current model, starting at £23,130. Peugeot have confirmed that this increase is a result of dropping the Access base model and adding some extra additional features.

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