The new Peugeot 5008 SUV is due to hit the UK car market this February and we can’t help but get a little excited about this C-Segment car.
On looking at the interior, the Peugeot i-Cockpit®; really stands out with its futuristic design being surprisingly easy to use. It offers a compact steering wheel, an 8” touchscreen and 12.3” customisable digital instrument panel. The touchscreen panel can display a copy of your smartphone screen and is compatible with MirrorLink, Android Auto and Apple CarplayTM. By simply pressing a button on the steering wheel you can activate smartphone voice recognition to control music, texts and calls safely and hands free.
There are seven satin chrome dashboard switches offering both comfort and safety features including: radio, satellite navigation, telephone, air conditioning, vehicle settings and hazard warning lights.
In GT & GT Line Models i-Cockpit® Amplify intensifies the driving experience by stimulating four senses simultaneously:
- - Sight, by adjusting screen colour and compartment lighting intensity
- - Hearing, via musical ambience settings
- - Touch, through five different multipoint seat massage programmes
- - Smell, with a fragrance diffuser
There are also two sensory environments; ‘Boost’ for dynamic driving and ‘Relax’ for slower paced driving. These can be customised to suit all occupants of the vehicle.
The interior design details have been modernised to include finishes in both leather and chrome. One of the more roomy Peugeot SUVs available, the 5008, is 11cm longer than its predecessor but still perfectly proportioned offering extra leg room of up to 60mm in the second row of seats. There are 3 separate seats within the second row that fold and tilt, allowing access to the third row of seats. Two removable, separate, folding seats are situated in the third row of the vehicle. Whilst maintaining optimal knee room when in use, the third row of seats can be folded down into the floor of the boot to form a flat surface. The extra seats have been designed to be removed completely if needed and weigh less than 11kg.
Once the third row seats are removed or folded flat, the boot capacity is a massive 1060 litres. If that is not enough then by folding the front passenger seat the Peugeot 5008 can potentially carry long loads of up to 3.2 metres.
Standard on the GT version is a hands-free, smart electric tailgate that opens and closes quickly and effectively by simply placing your foot under the rear bumper. The Peugeot 5008 SUV features the efficient Modular Platform (EMP2) and has allowed Peugeot to make the vehicle 95kg lighter than before. Its new aerodynamic design gives it a lower drag area; both the petrol and diesel engines are to the Euro6.1 standard with CO2 emissions of 117g/km for petrol engines and 108g/km for diesel engines with BlueHDI technology.
For owners of the e-Kick, an electrically assisted folding scooter, or the e-Bike eF01, the new Peugeot 5008 SUV offers a mobile dockstation for charging in the boot.
Safety features include:
- - Advanced grip control: An optional system that boosts traction with 18” all season tyres,five grip modes and Hill Assist Descent Control that can be activated on the centre console.
- - Distance alert: Warns of risk of collision with either pedestrians or other vehicles and the Automatic Emergency Braking System (ABES) is activated if the driver fails to apply the brakes within a timely manner, reducing the speed of the vehicle to avoid the impact of a collision. These are featured as standard on all new Peugeot 5008 SUVs.
- - Active Lane Departure warning system: Uses a camera to detect when a vehicle accidentally drifts across solid or painted road lines if traveling at speeds of over 50mph.
- - Driver Attention Warning System: Assesses the vehicles movement and driver awareness, detecting swerving. The vehicle has both audio and visual warnings and works alongside the rest reminder. The rest reminder warns drivers to take a rest if the vehicle has been driving continuously for two hours at over 40mph.
- - Peugeot Smartbeam Assistance: Evaluates light sources and automatically switches between full and dipped beams to suit lighting and traffic conditions.
- - Speed sign recognition: Uses speed limit information obtained from the vehicle’s satellite navigation system alongside a camera that recognises road signs and markings to display the corresponding speed within the instrument panel.
- - Active Blind Spot Monitoring System: Notifies the driver if certain sized vehicles are in a blind spot and could pose a danger by lighting up an indicator on the corresponding door mirror. With a variety of trims available, all of the petrol and diesel engine versions will be available with six-speed manual and automatic transmissions.
If you are interested in part-exchanging your car for a new Peugeot 5008 SUV then you can find out the valuation of your current vehicle here.