The popular model Peugeot 5008 has entered a new generation as 2017 Peugeot 5008. One of the greatest success formulas that automakers ought to follow is to keep up with the trends and modern market requisites. What’s new this time is that Peugeot has injected off-roading capabilities which let this new-gen Peugeot 5008 have a mixed practicality of a typical MPV. All in all, the improvements serve to put out a stiff competition against the likes of Infiniti QX30, Renault Koleos, and Nissan X-Trail. In a comparison to its predecessor, this new 2017 Peugeot 5008 has also grown in overall dimensions as it is 19 cm (7.4 inches) longer in overall length and wheelbase adds 16.5 cm (6.4 inches) to its previous values.
2017 Peugeot 5008 – Impressive Design:
The difference between the new 2017 Peugeot 5008 and its predecessor are impressive which is also a snapshot to how a new generation has taken influence. The overall body profile is much bulky as the hood has got a broader shoulder and C-pillar flaunts muscular haunches. Up front, the grille has a sharp profile as it incorporates thin horizontal chrome louvers. The headlights have an interesting approach with clusters of LED. A large air intake with chrome slats entirely dominates the lower fascia. There’s clean plastic cladding on all 4 wheel arches that continue on the entire body edges.
The 2017 Peugeot 5008 boast a fancy interior cabin which excels in functionality as well. There’s a showbiz of metallic proportions and soft-touch materials in the cabin which characterize a quirky theme as well.
There’s a whopping 12.3-inch instrument cluster which holds a futuristic design. Vertically oriented digital gauges accompany the center display. The infotainment system syncs with FOCAL Hi-Fi audio. The 2nd and 3rd-row seats offer 60/40 split-folding to open up 60 liters of cargo space. The center console is more functional as it includes gear shift knob, 2 LED-lit cup holders, and AC controls.
2017 Peugeot 5008 – Engine Specifications:
The 2017 Peugeot 5008 offers a pair of powertrain choices in the gasoline and diesel genre. Starting with the gasoline burners, there are 1.2L and 1.6L power units. The former is tuned to produce 130 HP while the latter makes 165 HP and similar torque. A front wheel drive comes as standard and the only option as there’s no availability of an all-wheel drive. Fortunately, Peugeot has presented the options for both 6-speed manual and automatic transmission.
In the diesel category, the 1st option comes in the form of a 1.6L engine that produces a modest 150 HP. Next up is a 2.0L mill that is dedicated to crank out the range-topping 180 HP. Official EPA ratings are not disclosed as of now but the figures are expected to stay around 22 mpg in city, 27 mpg on highways and 24 mpg on a combined scale.
2017 Peugeot 5008 – Availability and Pricing:
According to several reports, the Peugeot has plans to launch this MPV in the UK during the 1st half of 2017. Finally, the price of the new Peugeot 5008 is expected to start at around $30,000 and reach up to $35,000.