Peugeot Australia has today released pricing and specifications of its seven-seat SUV, the 2018 Peugeot 5008, and is enticing buyers with free options packages provided they sign on the dotted line before the car arrives in February next year.
Built on the Efficient Modular Platform 2 (EMP2), the new 5008 is no longer a people mover, but is now a seven-seat crossover SUV using the same underpinnings as the 3008 SUV.
Also taken from its smaller sibling is Peugeot’s second generation “i-Cockpit” interior. This positions the instruments further back and higher, with a fully digital dash display that sits in the driver’s line of sight.
Positioning the instruments this way negates the need for a head up display, while keeping the driver’s eyes on the road, with only a quick downward look to get speed readings.
Peugeot is also pushing the seating flexibility of the 5008. The second row is split into three separate units, allowing each seat to be folded, tilted or moved individually. Also helping its practicality is a massive 780 litres luggage space. But that, of course, is with the third row folded away.
Peugeot also says that the 5008 is the only SUV on the Australian market to have both ISOFIX and top-tether child seat anchor points across the full second row.
Models and pricing
There will be three 5008 models will be on offer: The petrol powered Allure, GT Line petrol and the GT diesel.
The 5008 Allure kicks off at $42,990 plus on-roads and gets 18-inch alloys, an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system (including sat-nav and DAB digital radio), a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, AEB with pedestrian detection, park assistant, radar-based cruise (including stop and go), lane departure warning, traffic sign recognition (which works in conjunction with the cruise control), and induction charging.
A 1.6-litre petrol turbo four provides the motivation, producing 121kW and 340Nm, coupled to a six-speed Aisin gearbox.
Over the Allure, the GT Line, which costs $46,990 (plus on roads) gets an electric tailgate, LED headlights with high beam assist, blind spot detection, lane keep assist, driver attention alert, and extra styling enhancments to differentiate it from its lesser sibling.
The only diesel in the lineup, the 5008 GT, rounds out the range with a price of $52,990 plus on roads. Bigger, 19-inch wheels, alcantara inserts for the doors and dash plus electric driver’s seat (which is heated, along with the passenger’s) that gains a massage function and extra chromework helps justify the extra cost.
As does the beefier diesel, which has 133kW and 400Nm, running to the front wheels only via the six speed gearbox.
Both the GT and GT-Line get the “Peugeot equaliser” grille, front bumper and lights different to the Allure, a louder engine note, an interior trim and steering wheel different to the Allure, red instrument lighting and badging to signify the higher grade.
Order before Jan 31, 2018 and Peugeot is including an SUV Adventure package (normally costing $2200) that gets extras to appeal to more active types, including roof bars and attachments for bikes or skis, rubber mats for the floors and boot and a wind deflector set.
The Peugeot 5008 goes on sale in February 2018.
2018 Peugeot 5008 Pricing
5008 Allure 121kW THP automatic – $42,990
5008 GT Line 121kW THP automatic – $46,990
5008 GT 133kW BlueHDi S&S automatic – $52,990
SUV Adventure Pack – $2200
Wind deflector set
Rubber floor mat set
Rubber boot mat
Sport specific roof bar attachment
You can see a video outlining the automatic parking system below – it is in French, so activate the subtitles and then go into settings and auto translate.