Peugeot’s newly launched 5008 offers space for seven people and a multitude of entertainment and comfort features, especially for the second row of occupants. With keen pricing, it's set to be a serious contender in the seven-seat MPV market.
In true MPV-style, the second and third row of seats can fold down to offer a flat loading area, a necessity with an MPV. Even the front passenger seat can be folded. Once this is done, objects of up to 2,76 metres can be loaded into the 5008. Depending on the seat configuration, the loading space ranges from 758 to 2 506 dm3.
Both second- and third-row occupants have their own air vents that they control, there is a huge (1,69 m2) panoramic sunroof to invite more light into the interior and the multi-media system consists of two seven-inch screens mounted in the front seats’ headrests. This system plays DVDs, connects with iPods and game consoles and includes two Bluetooth wireless headsets. Also, the two screens can work independently from one another.
Apart from the usual safety features, Peugeot has included distance-dependent cruise control that can be set by the driver. The manufacturer uniquely offers this in the MPV segment.
Two engine variants are available. The 1,6-litre THP turbocharged petrol engine (a PSA favourite) delivers 115 kW and 240 N.m while consuming 7,1 litres/100 km of fuel. This engine is connected to a six-speed manual, although a six-speed auto is available on the more expensive but better-equipped Allure model.
The second engine is a 2,0-litre HDi. This turbocharged diesel delivers 110 kW and a more substantial 340 N.m. Connected to a six-speed manual transmission, it uses 5,6 litres/100 km on the combined cycle.
Peugeot offers a range of accessories for an active family, such as roof boxes for additional luggage and bicycle racks.
5008 1.6 THP Active Manual R282 000
5008 2.0 HDi Active Manual R302 000
5008 1.6 THP Allure Automatic R314 300
These prices include a five-year/90 000 km service plan and a three-year/100 000 km warranty.