2018 Peugeot 5008: Prices From $43k, Here February
French carmaker Peugeot has preparing to herald the arrival of the 5008 SUV, a high-riding seven-seater people mover that is actually more of an MPV than an SUV. Two engines, three trimlines and one drivetrain will be offered for Australia, and highlights the direction that SUVs are beginning to take. Regardless of just how deserving it is of being called an SUV, it’ll be here in February with prices starting at a whisker under $43,000.
The rather handsome 5008 looks bigger than it is, because at first glance you’d think this was somewhere along the lines of a Toyota Fortuner. In reality, the 5008 measures up similar to smaller three-row SUVs on the market, like the excellent Skoda Kodiaq (which will likely be its fiercest rival). Despite its relative lack of size, it packs as much luggage capacity with all seats up (952L) and with the second- and third-row seats folded (2042L) that it’ll give larger cars like the Kia Sorento a hard time.
The 5008 will be offered in Allure, GT-Line and GT trims, with the former two utilising a 1.6-litre turbocharged four-pot petrol, good for 121kW and 240Nm, with a real-world fuel consumption figure that’s expected to hover around 8L/100km. The top-spec GT trim will be paired exclusively with a 2.0-litre turbodiesel which has a brawnier 133kW and 400Nm, with the torque being the more attractive figure. Naturally, the oiler will offer greater fuel efficiency and motorway refinement, and will likely be the favoured powerplant for regular long-distance drivers. All cars will get the same six-speed automatic gearbox, and send power exclusively to the front wheels. That’s right, this ‘SUV’ is front-wheel drive only. See where our SUV skepticism comes from?
Regardless, the 5008 will arrive well equipped across all three trim levels, with the entry-level Allure doing more than enough to earn the $42,990 it commands. Standard equipment includes things like the lauded 12.3-inch digital heads-up display (or iCockpit in Peugeot-speak), an 8.0-inch infotainment screen, satellite navigation, autonomous emergency braking, smart cruise control (with low-speed traffic assistance and speed-sign recognition), lane departure warning, and wireless phone charging.
Further, the 5008 Allure offers keyless entry and go, semi-autonomous parking capability, DAB digital radio, individually-adjustable seats in the second row, a pair of seats in the third row, and sun blinds. For most, the Allure will be the most alluring of the lot, with its competitive price tag and generous equipment levels.
Should you want a little more flash for your cash, there’s the GT-Line trim, which is going for $46,990. The same 1.6-litre turbo-petrol lies under the bonnet, with the same transmission and driveline. However, the look-at-me kit takes a sharp rise, with full-LED headlights up front (with high-beam assistance), an electric tailgate, blind-spot monitoring and active lane-keep assistance, and driver attention alert coming in as standard kit. A black roof, black door-mirror caps, and a more aggressive front bumper and grille treatment cap the aesthetic changes to the GT-Line.
Top of the 5008 tree is the GT, which most notably is the only diesel-powered variant in the lineup. Standard kit on the flagship model includes smart 19-inch alloys, Alcantara trim for the door cards and dashboard, heated front seats with electric adjustment for the driver (replete with memory settings), massage function (though only for the driver), wheel-arch extensions for a more muscular look, and chrome mirror caps.
Pre-orders for the 5008 will get an ‘SUV Adventure Pack’ bundled free of charge, which consists of a wind-deflector set for the windows, roof rails, rubber interior mats, a rubber boot mat, a boot net, and a roof-bar attachment that can accommodate a myriad of accessories.
To recap, the 2018 Peugeot 5008 will arrive in February with prices:
- Peugeot 5008 Allure 1.6T (A) — $42,990
- Peugeot 5008 GT-Line 1.6T (A) — $46,990
- Peugeot 5008 GT 2.0T (A) — $52,990
As seen on CarShowroom.com.au