Text: Marcus De Guzman / Photos: Peugeot | posted September 08, 2016 07:38
From MPV to crossover
The Peugeot 5008 gets a complete redesign for 2017 as the automaker recently revealed the new-generation nameplate. Now billed as a seven-seater crossover, the second-generation 5008 ditches its MPV looks for a sleeker exterior, along with a revamped interior. According to Peugeot, the all-new 5008 aims to pursue the brand's up-market strategy and to become a benchmark in the C-segment seven-seater crossover.
Like the 2017 3008 revealed several months ago, the 2017 5008 now follows the brand's new design language. No traces of the MPV design can be seen on the new 5008 thanks to the new shape. The front section gets new wraparound headlights along with a larger grill and lower air intake. It also gets the new 'lion claw' taillights which was also applied on the 3008.
Even with the new exterior, Peugeot claimed the all-new 5008 retains the same 1,640mm height (with roof rails). Compared to the previous 5008 which measured 4,530mm long, the new 5008 is now lengthier at 4,640mm.
Platform-wise, the second-generation 5008 now sits on Peugeot's new EMP2 modular architecture which is also used on the new 3008 and 308.
Inside, the 5008 gets the new i-Cockpit design. With it, the 5008 gets a more compact steering wheel, 12.3-inch digital multi-information display and an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system. Also present are the reworked aircon vents, center console, new metal trim pieces, electronic parking brake, new gear lever and soft-touch controls for the climate control system.
Other amenities that will be available in the 2017 5008 are: multi-point massaging system, Focal Premium audio system, panoramic glass roof, Mirror Screen function and 3D connected navigation.
It even has second row seats that can be individually folded for better seating / cargo configuration. The third row seats, on the other hand, can be folded or removed for increased luggage space too.
A wide range of gasoline- and diesel-powered Euro6 compliant engines will be available in the new 5008. The exact engine lineup was not yet revealed but it is highly likely that it will have shared powertrain options with the 308 and 3008.
In addition, the 5008 can even be had with a plethora of driver aids and safety systems. These include: hill assist descent control (HADC), automatic emergency braking system (AEBS), active lane keeping assist (LKA), park assist and adaptive cruise control as such.
The all-new 2017 Peugeot 5008 will makes its world debut at this year's Paris Motor Show. It will be launched in international markets starting in Q1 of 2017.