The manufacturer has announced a revamp of the new 2018 Peugeot 5008. The new model gets a worthy makeover and it is no longer an MPV. The Peugeot has understood that SUV is what the customers care about and so Peugeot 5008 has been redesigned as a large SUV. The Peugeot French automaker is on a roll these days. After lagging behind rivals like Nissan, Toyota, and Ford for years, the company has come up with a lineup of revamped models to make its presence felt better.
2018 Peugeot 5008 – New Attractive Design
The 2018 Peugeot 5008 is built on the company’s much touted Efficient Modular Platform 2. The design elements like lion badge on the trapezoidal front grille, black plastic cladding and front skid plate give it a decidedly muscular look. There are 5 trims- Access, Active, Allure, GT and GT Line. At the back, the ‘three-claw’ LED tail lamps to draw attention. Top trims get full-beam LED headlamps and a large panoramic sunroof. Step inside the cabin of the 2018 Peugeot 5008, and you will marvel at its blend of practicality and aesthetics.
Furthermore, the new i-Cockpit theme abounds in the cabin. The 12.3-inch high-resolution display and 8-inch capacitive touchscreen draw the attention. Its cargo space is pretty good, more so when you fold up the third set of seats. The ride is comfortable owing to the presence of features like ambient lighting, wireless smartphone charging, and massage seats. The FOCAL 10-speaker sound system is another highlight of the model.
Safety Features and Entertainment Options
The upcoming 2018 Peugeot 5008 will be also rich in safety features and entertainment options. The car will be equipped with newer driver-assistance technologies. It will get active lane-keeping assistance, autonomous emergency braking, automatic high beam, driver fatigue monitor, adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, 360-degree camera system and also a park assistant.
The infotainment system features support for Mirror Screen so you can sync your Smartphone and control media features. The 3D navigation system is based on TomTom Traffic UI. The setup is easy to get used to.
Optional is the choice to have an e-bike which will be stored in the boot of the car and it can be charged there. The eKick electric bike may come in handy when you have parked the car in a congested city area and want to explore nearby places quickly.
2018 Peugeot 5008 – Powertrain
The Peugeot offers buyers of 5008 SUV plenty of engine choices, as it is. There are gasoline engines (1.2- to 1.6-litres) and a few diesel engines (1.6- or 2.0-litres)-quite a handful. While AWD is not there a special traction control system is present to help the car tackle rough terrains. The engines are Euro 6-compliant and you get six-speed automatic or manual transmission units. Most of the engines do their job pretty well and ride across varying terrains is decent.
2018 Peugeot 5008 – Price and Market Release
The manufacturer will hike the price for 2018 Peugeot 5008 but the hike will not be steep. The entry level price will be close to $30,000. The release date could be in late 2017.
Summing it up
There is no denying that Peugeot has done a superb job of updating its lineup and the 2018 edition of 5008 SUV aces it completely. The exterior design is quite rugged and stylish. The cabin also has a lavish look and the cockpit evokes modernity and practicality. Also, the storage space gets a boost in this model and seating option is absolutely flexible. The choices in powertrain are superb and same can be said about available safety features. The AWD is not there but the features nearly make up for it. Overall, you get a lot for the money you put in. The 2018 Peugeot 5008 comes across as a worthy alternative to large SUVs made by brands like Renault, Mazda, and Toyota.