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Peugeot’s seven-seat 5008 finally arrives

Thursday, 23rd November, 2017 8:53am

The new Peugeot 5008 seven seater SUV will take pride of place in Peugeot dealerships, alongside the Peugeot 2008, Irish Small SUV of the Year 2017 and the revolutionary new 3008 SUV, Irish Car of the Year 2018, during the Peugeot SUV Drivetime event up to 22 December.

Big sister to the multi-award winning Peugeot 3008 SUV, the new 5008 is a departure from its former traditional MPV body shape.

Featuring three rows of seats as before, it now houses the new Peugeot iCockpit and digital instrumentation across the range, morphing into a more sophisticated, stylish vehicle that combines efficiency with high-levels of safety and technological equipment. The range starts from €29,345 plus delivery related charges for the Access 1.2 130bhp PureTech petrol version.

Sales and Marketing Director at Gowan Distributors, Peugeot importers in Ireland, Colin Sheridan said: "The Peugeot 2008 SUV and the new 3008 SUV have both been huge sales successes in Europe and indeed in Ireland, outperforming the Irish market in 2017. Given the success of the previous 5008 MPV, the second best seller in its class in 2016, I have every confidence that the new Peugeot 5008 SUV will build on this strong commercial success.

"Consumer interest in Ireland in SUVs continues to be strong and Peugeot as a brand is very well positioned now to maximise growth opportunity, particularly with our fantastic 1.2 petrol 130bhp engine, in manual and automatic guise. Specifically for the Irish market, we also offer a spare wheel as standard on all except the GT version."

Lower and more spacious, yet less bulky than competitors, the new 5008 SUV retains the same height as before of 1.64m, yet third row passengers have an increased head height of 21mm.

An increased length to 4.64m (+11cm) over the previous 5008 MPV model, ensures there is more room for occupants; second row passengers now enjoy 6cm more knee room. Despite its larger size, it offers excellent levels of agility in an aerodynamic design.

Housing three matching, separate, folding and tilting seats in the second row and two removable, separate, folding seats in the third row, each seat in the second row features three-point Isofix child seat anchor points.

In just one movement, second-row side seats tilt and slide forward to access the third row. The third row seats are easily removable (11kg), thanks to a single control. This makes for a huge boot capacity, with up to 780 dm3 (1,060 litres) in five seat configuration, 100 dm3 larger than the original 5008.

With a choice of five trim levels, to include Access, Active, Allure, GT Line and GT versions, a wide range of both petrol and diesel engines is available.

Petrol engines include the 1.2-litre PureTech 130bhp turbo petrol engine, available with manual or automatic transmission and the 1.6 THP petrol 165bhp EAT6 6-speed automatic. The PureTech engine was voted International Engine of the Year in its category for the third year running in June.

A range of 1.6 BlueHDi and 2.0 BlueHDi litre diesel engines, with manual and automatic transmissions, are available with power ranging between 100, 120, 150 and 180bhp. The range-topping GT version comes equipped as standard with a refined 2.0 litre BlueHDi diesel 180bhp six-speed automatic.

Standard features from Access trim include the revolutionary Peugeot iCockpit interior comprising a compact steering wheel, a configurable 12.3-inch head-up digital instrument panel, an eight-inch touchscreen, multifunction steering wheel, Bluetooth, USB connectivity and 3 x 12V sockets.

Boasting a five-star Euro NCAP safety rating, the new 5008 SUV range includes from level one electronic stability programme, six airbags to include curtain airbags along all three rows, cruise control with speed limiter, speed limit information with intelligent speed adaptation, driver attention alert level 1 and lane departure warning.

Other features include a retractable and removable boot cover, 17 inch steel wheels, spare wheel, remote central locking with dead-locking, one-touch electric front and rear windows with pinch protection, central front armrest with butterfly-wing opening and illuminated chiller compartment, child safety locks, tinted rear tailgate, electric and heated door mirrors with LED side indicators, semi-automatic air-conditioning with sensitive controls, and driver/passenger seat height adjustment.

The level two Active model gains an advanced emergency braking system with front collision warning, rear parking sensors with 180 degree reversing camera, aeroplane trays on the back of the first row seats, retractable/hidden blinds on row two, aluminium roof bars, 17 inch alloy wheels, electric parking brake with hill assist, automatic headlamps and wipers, electro-chrome rear view mirror, automatic follow-me home lighting, front fog lights with chrome trim, automatic dual zone air conditioning, mirrorscreen (Apple Car Play, Android Auto and mirror link), electric folding door mirrors and LED interior lighting (roof, storage spaces, load area).

Allure versions see the addition of active blind spot detection, active lane keeping assistance and advanced driver attention alert. Also added is Peugeot smartbeam assistance, front parking aid, a front bumper scuff plate, and 18 inch alloy wheels. Interior features include driver seat lumbar adjustment, blue ambient lighting to front door panels/storage/footwells and cupholders and leather effect and cloth seat trim.

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