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New Peugeot 5008 to compete in large SUV segment

Peugeot has revealed its new 5008, which has been transformed from its MPV origins to compete in the large SUV segment.

The new Peugeot 5008

The new Peugeot 5008 is being repositioned as a large seven-seater SUV

Arriving in the UK in spring 2017, the new model is built on the same EMP2 platform as the 3008 and brings a 2.84m wheelbase that’s 11cm than the original model and 19cm longer than the 3008 SUV. Height remains the same at 1.64m.

Boot capacity stands at a class-leading 1,060 litres in five-seat configuration while the layout brings three separate, folding seats in the second row that can be adjusted forwards and back as well as two removable, separate, folding seats in the third row. The 5008 can also be fitted with a foldable front passenger seat (to carry especially long loads up to 3.20m) and a hands-free automated tailgate.

Engine choice includes 1.6-litre 100 and 120 and 2.0-litre 150 BlueHDI diesels plus 1.2-litre 130 and 1.6-litre 165 PureTech units. The range-topping GT version will exclusively feature the 2.0-litre BlueHDi 180 unit. All models will be front-wheel drive only and CO2 emissions start from 117g/km for petrol and 108g/km for diesel in the UK.

Four trim levels will be offered, covering two mainstream versions (Active, Allure) plus GT Line and GT versions. The current Access entry-level model will not be continued.

Options include an optional multipoint massage system on the front seats, FOCAL Premium Hi-Fi system and a panoramic opening glass roof. The 5008 will also offer the Mirror Screen function and 3D connected navigation system (with TomTom Traffic).

Driver Assistance Systems include Advanced Grip Control – including new exclusive Hill Assist Descent Control (HADC), Automatic Emergency Braking System (AEBS), Distance Alert, Active Lane Keeping Assistance (LKA), Driver attention warning, Smart Beam Assistance, Speed sign recognition and speed suggestion, Adaptive cruise control with stop feature (automatic gearbox), Active blind spot monitoring, Park Assist and Visio Park (360° vision).

Prices have not been announced but Peugeot said they will be broadly comparable to the old model once the extra specification and the removal of the current entry-level model have been taken into account.

The new 5008 SUV will be unveiled later this month at the 2016 Paris Motor Show.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.