Peugeot Debuts All-New 5008 As A 7-Seater SUV

Seven years after its introduction, the 5008 has not just been replaced but reinvented as a bonafide SUV instead of an odd mix between between a people carrier and a crossover.

A logical choice, as SUVs are now the third best-selling passenger vehicles in Europe, behind the B- and C-segment ones.

Just like the 3008, the new 5008 is built on PSA’s modular EMP2 platform. Whereas the former is covering the compact niche, Peugeot has positioned the latter in the “large C” sub-segment. The second-gen 5008 is 16.5 cm longer and 11 cm wider than its predecessor and now offers seating for seven, with second-row passengers having 60 mm more knee room at their disposal.

The second- and third-row have separate seats that are folding, titling and removable, and the boot space can be enlarged from 640 lt( in seven-seat configuration) to 1,060 as a five-seater and, with the passenger’s seat folded, carry objects up to 3.2 m in length.

The petrol engine range consists of a 1.2-lt with 130 PS, available with either a six-speed manual or auto gearbox, and a 1.6 with 165 PS mated solely to a six-speed auto. Customers opting for a diesel can choose between a 1.6-lt in 100 and 120 PS guise (the first with a five-speed manual and the second with manual or auto six-speeders) and a 2.0-lt with 150 or 180 PS.

Power is directed only to the front wheels though, as with the first-gen, those looking for extra traction can opt for the Advanced Grip Control system that offers five different modes ((Normal, Snow, Mud, Sand and ESP Off) to tackle different surfaces with ease.

All versions come standard with a comprehensive suite of safety systems. The Distance Alert warns the driver if there is a risk of a frontal collision with a vehicle or a pedestrian and activates the Automatic Emergency Braking System (AEBS) if he/she fails to react in time, the Active Lane Departure Warning can correct the vehicle’s trajectory, the Smartbeam Assistance automatically switches between the main and high beams, the Speed Sign Recognition and Speed Suggestion… well, they’re self-explanatory, and the Active Blind Spot Monitoring lights up an indicator on the corresponding side mirror if it detects a car, truck or two-wheel vehicle in his blind spots at speeds between 12 and 140 km/h (7.5-87 mph).

The all-new 5008 will be officially launched at the Paris Auto Show and sales will commence in spring 2017.

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  • KareKakk

    About time… the old model has more or less the same platform, dashboard etc. as the 3008, so the difference has been small between the two. Now this newbie takes it up a class and looks good…

    • Sébastien

      it will look even more like the new 3008

  • Astonman

    this looks great! Want to see the interior.

  • Six Thousand Times

    The old one looked better and made more sense as a family vehicle but whattaya gonna do? Everyone wants an SUV.

  • O123

    Carscoops how is this an “odd mix” between SUV and MPV it is clearly and SUV and looks more like one than the Kluger or pathfinder.

    • Kash

      I see it mainly from in profile because of it’s boxed out design and fairly long rear doors, pic 15 to me really looks like they design this as a MPV but then towards the end decided to make it a SUV so they just adjusted the ride height. If the rear design of the profile and roofline had followed the metal trim instead of bubbling out past it I think it’d look less like a MPV and more like a SUV.

    • TheHake

      I think you read the text wrong. They say it’s an SUV INSTEAD of an odd mix…

      • Kash

        Honestly this looks more like the odd mix of MPV and SUV than the last gen did.

        • TheHake

          It’s made to rival the new Espace, which is EXACTLY the same type of off mix.

  • Kash

    It’s a very odd looking vehicle but I think that’s for the better and it all works out for the best because it almost makes it seem more premium.

  • TheHake

    I really like this!

  • Shobin Drogan

    I think this might just have the best back view visibility in its class thanks to how tiny the pillars are. Not too sure of the styling on the front but will have to see more photos to arrive to a solid conclusion.

  • Matthew Ngen

    This new 5008 is bad. There interior are all fitted with so many electronics. Either the pcb , cdi , problems will surfaced or battery will drain super fast like the citreon version c4 grand Picasso.

    The new 5008 have higher wheel Base. Fast speeds will be unstable unlike the existing 5008 mpv having stable wheel Base lower than suv styling.

    They should have stayed with the mpv 5008 version and tuned the hp to max 129hp at 3600 rpm and torque at 290nm @ 1900 rpm.

    I think this time there will be no turnaround for Peugeot vehicles coz I think the engineering side should have sticked to the mpv Side and tuned it to a better mpv.

    The existing 5008 mpv already drives like a tank. Super nice and good.

    • uS’gedlemba

      step aside Peugeot engineers…there’s a new sheriff in town

  • Sébastien

    Still no Adaptive Cruise Control? 🙁

    doesn’t look as refined as the Kodiaq… Too bulky.

    • dufonrafal .

      Did you mean “no”?

      There is an Adaptative Cruise Control link to the camera that read speed limits.

      • Sébastien

        Is it really able to keep safety distance between the vehicle in front?
        (so far PSA hasn’t had that feature, only an “active cruise control” which only cuts the gas, unable to brake)

        • dufonrafal .

          Yes, and it can go to a complete stop (on the THP 165 EAT6, BlueHDi 120 EAT6 & BlueHDi 180 EAT6).

  • Mohamad Eissa

    Yes Peugeot is going very bold lately, but not appealing though.

  • khaled

    what is the clear height under the car?

  • fabri99

    Is it really this hard to design a good looking seven-seater SUV? Volkswagen couldn’t do well either, and nor did Skoda. Their smaller counterparts (Tiguan, 3008) look gorgeous, while this giant monsters look bland and cheap.

    • Sébastien

      I like the Kodiaq (much nicer from outside than a Q7)

      • fabri99

        Eh… I quite like the rear end, but the rest is a mess. It’s not an original design (nor is the one seen on the Q7 anyway). At least that’s how I feel, the bigger they get the uglier.

    • Tumbi Mtika

      The Kodiaq looks great.

    • Kash

      What about the GLS or new Acadia?

      • fabri99

        Sure you can add them to the big and ugly list. 😉

        • Kash

          lol.

  • Tumbi Mtika

    I didn’t see the spyshots for this…

  • Gustavo Adriano

    Hideous Peugeot, I hated that front…