The new Peugeot 5008 is an amazing new surprise.
If you think about Peugeot, the first few models that are likely to come to mind are their compact cars and hatches, but that’s about to change. The brand has recently launched a new SUV with a certain je ne sais quoi.
The Lion Has Come Out To Play
The new 5008 is a game-changer. The brand has entered the C-segment market with one of the larger SUV’s within the category. This seven-seater is as practical as it is aesthetically pleasing. From a design point of view, it certainly doesn’t disappoint. Despite the size of the 5008, it has an elegant feel. A wide grille that houses the brand’s signature lion emblem is wrapped with a chrome finish trim. All models sport halogen headlamps, while the GT Line has a sharper shine with its full beam LED headlamps. The back of the 5008 carries just as much presence as the front with curves that emphasise the sheer magnitude of the SUV. The LED ‘claw effect’ rear lights add that last bit of signature Peugeot identity to the package.
The Digital Age
Peugeot has managed to capture the essence of the modern world in a stylish and sophisticated manner. The driver is greeted with a state-of-the-art Peugeot i-Cockpit®, which offers a sensory driving experience. A few features of the i-Cockpit® include a compact steering wheel (one of the smallest in the market), an eight-inch capacitive touchscreen and a rather grand 12’3-inch hi-res digital heat-up instrument panel.
This is just the beginning — when hitting the i-Cockpit® Amplify switch that’s located next to the dashboard, the real experience starts. All four senses are amplified here. From a visual point of view, the screen colour and the cabin lighting adjust their intensity. There’s also a musical ambience setting, a massage setting on the seat through five different multi-points, as well as a built-in fragrance diffuser ready to set the mood.
Inside The Lion’s Den
There are two engines available for the all-new 5008 SUV: the 1.6L THP kicks out 121kW, and the 2.0L HDI delivers a formidable 110kW. There is not a big difference in speed with the two engines. The petrol does 0-100km/p in 10.5sec and the diesel in 10.9sec. With a starting price of R534 900.00 including VAT, all of this can be yours. All models come with a five year/100 000km warranty and service plan.