2017 Peugeot 5008 will be a 7-seater crossover
Sales of crossovers and SUVs have been increasing basically all over the world in the past few years, superior compared to the MPV. That's why Peugeot 3008's second generation introduced earlier this year had transformed from a MPV to a crossover. This is similar to the new 5008 Peugeot, which has been recently announced in the shape of a large crossover.
Compared with its predecessor, the Peugeot 5008 is 11 cm (4.3 inches) longer, 11 cm wider in order to bring more spacious cabin, allowing the car to accommodate up to seven adults.
On the interior, passengers in the second row can sit on 3 separate locations, folding seats and leaning increased by 60 mm (2.3 inches) for knee space. For the third row, it can be folded, but can also be disassembled whenever you want to transport more goods.
Peugeot says the new 5008 provides 1065 liters capacity. If the front passenger seats are folded, it can transport objects with a maximum of 3.2 m in length. In addition, for easier control, a power tailgate will be offered as optional equipment (standard on the GT).
Besides, the second generation of interior design technology i-Cockpit built on 3008 will also be a standard selection for this crossover and will incorporate with a 12.3 inch digital instrument cluster and an 8-inch touchscreen for the infotainment system.
The new Peugeot 5008 uses EMP2 PSA platform, will be available with four options of petrol engine and six options of diesel engine. Buyers will be able to select capacity from three-cylinder 1.2-liter engine Puretech associated with a 6-speed manual transmission with 130 horsepower power, or four-cylinder 1.6 liter engine Puretech for 165 horsepower.
On the diesel side, the 1.6-liter BlueHDI is combined with gearbox for 100 horsepower, 120 horsepower speed. In addition, customers can also upgrade to the 2.0-liter BlueHDI with 150 horsepower or 180 horsepower depending on their needs.
New Peugeot 5008 is expected to be manufactured in Rennes, France, and exhibited at the Paris Motor Show in October and sold next spring.
By: Liam Porter