President Macron Gets A New Peugeot 5008 For Bastille Day

Earlier this month, both Canada and the United States celebrated their respective independence days. Now it’s France’s turn.

That’s right, mesdames et messieurs: it’s Bastille Day. So what did the country’s new president do to mark his first fête nationale in office? Why, he got himself a new Peugeot, of course!

A 5008, to be specific – the Lion marque’s flagship crossover. President Emmanuel Macron rode in it today for the official president parade, marking 228 years since the Storming of the Bastille that symbolized the overthrowing of the French monarchy.

According to the manufacturer, “The presidential car is a unique vehicle, with specific adjustments meeting the requirements of enhanced security.” No further details were disclosed, but we’d surmise it was probably armored up for the occasion and fitted with stuff like an air filtration system, special communication equipment, and the like.

Macron evidently takes pride in showcasing the products of France’s domestic automotive industry. The PSA Group also furnished the special convertible DS 7 crossover for Macron’s inauguration two months ago. Where the previous 5008 was a minivan, the new model is a crossover SUV that shares its EMP2 platform with the DS 7 (among numerous other Peugeot, Citroen, DS, and Opel models). It’s manufactured in Rennes, earning a French Origin Warranty label, certified by the Bureau Veritas and awarded by the Pro France association.

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  • Dennis James

    Well, he does need to make some sacrifices as a French president.


    France loves PSA

  • Adrian

    Glad to see a statesman using a humble and national car. I am bored of seeing politicians ALL! are using overpriced and ugly Mercedes S Class.

    • Benjamin B.

      Even the Pope rides in a Mercedes Benz. Mind you the modified M-Class he rides in is more utilitarian than luxury.

  • Romanovich

    At list domestic product.

    • Voiture Vulture

      As far as I know, all French presidents always drive French cars..

  • Vince

    funny to notice the HUGE brakes taken from the 308 GTi on the front axle !

  • Benjamin B.


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