Just like its smaller brother – the 3008, also revealed in its second generation earlier this year – the all-new 5008 has been reinvented not only as a second generation vehicle, but also morphed from an MPV-crossover to a fully fledged SUV.
This is of course due to crossovers and SUVs being the most likeable segments around the world these days – chipping away most of the market share from MPVs and regular passenger cars. So the 3008 and 5008 – former MPVs with a hint of crossover in them – have now morphed in their second generations as regular sport utility vehicles. The 5008 takes numerous cues from the 3008 and they’re almost Siamese brothers in terms of styling if it weren’t for the different dimensions. Additionally, the new 5008 is now 11 cm (4.3 inches) longer and 11 cm wider than before to enable a seven-seat cabin arrangement.
The interior has retained some of the MPV traits though – such as the second row passengers having three separate folding and tilting seats and an extra 60 mm (2.3 inches) of knee room. The third row is foldable and removable. Peugeot states that in a five-seat configuration the carry capacity is of a best-in-class 1,065-liter (37.6 cubic feet). The second generation i-Cockpit from the 3008 transitioned here as well – 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system.
The new 5008 uses the same PSA-developed EMP2 architecture and has four gasoline and six diesel engines under the hood, depending on the market. Buyers can go from a 130-hp three-cylinder 1.2-liter PureTech, complete with frugal version to lower emission to 115 g/km of CO2 or opt for a more potent 165-hp 1.6-liter PureTech four-cylinder. The diesel side includes the .6-liter BlueHDI with 100 and 120 hp and this one can also have its own “efficient” version with CO2 emissions of just 105 g/km. The 2.0-liter BlueHDI can deliver 150 hp or 180 hp in the flagship 5008 GT version, and manufacturing starts in Rennes, France, while also being displayed for the public during the Paris Motor Show.