To arrive in showrooms across Europe in Spring 2017
The all new Peugeot 5008, in production guise, was spotted in the wild by AutoPlus reader Tony, following its world premiere at the 2016 Paris Motor Show held last September. Peugeot has confirmed that deliveries of the new 5008 will commence around March 2017 in UK.
The model seems to be of a lower spec as it features regular 5-spoke alloy rims and lacks much chrome garnish, while the model photographed at the Paris Motor Show featured a dual-tone exterior, chrome window line and diamond cut alloy wheels with contrasting black spokes. The design borrows cues from the new Peugeot 3008, both dropping the MPV-esque design of their respective previous generations for a rugged, SUV styling direction, which is in vogue with European customers.
Although the interior is not photographed in this instance, the 5008 will feature Peugeot's revolutionary ‘i-Cockpit’ interior. It gets a 12.3-inch high-resolution driver screen that can display sat-nav, music info or conventional instrument dials, body-hugging front seats with optional multipoint massage system, FOCAL Premium Hi-Fi system, large panoramic opening glass roof, freestanding 8.0-inch touchscreen display and 'piano-key' switches for interior functions.
The Peugeot 5008 is based on the company's new Efficient Modular Platform 2 (EMP2), which it shares with the smaller Peugeot 3008. Engine lineup includes 1.2L PureTech petrol, 1.6L PureTech petrol, 1.6L BlueHDi diesel and 2.0L BlueHDi diesel, while transmission options offered are a 5-speed manual and 6-speed automatic.
[Source: Auto Plus Reporter]