Peugeot has updated its 5008 family SUV with a bold new look. The revised version, which starts to arrive in UK showrooms over the next few months, now features a refreshed design and a number of technological refinements.
The most noticeable changes have been made to the exterior of the 5008, which now shares the same familiar face as the 208 hatchback and 508 saloon. Dominated by its large, frameless radiator grille, the 5008 has similarly shaped headlamp units and a pair of extended, hook-shaped LED daytime running lights.
The changes inside the 5008’s cabin include a revised infotainment setup with an updated version of the car’s 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and an all-new 10-inch infotainment screen, which controls the car’s interior functions. It also features a series of seven elegant piano toggle switches which provide direct access to main control functions, including the radio, Connected 3D navigation, media and vehicle settings.
There’s also a new range of technology upgrades. These include new adaptive cruise control, which can automatically stop and restart the vehicle in heavy traffic, updated autonomous emergency braking and a updated lane-keeping assist system. The Peugeot traffic sign recognition system has also been upgraded to include warnings for one-way systems and no overtaking zones.
What’s more, the GT and GT Premium models feature full LED headlights with a new ‘fog mode’ function that replaces conventional fog lights.
For the first time, the new 5008 is available with night vision, which is unique in the SUV segment. Using infrared technology, any pedestrians or animals detected ahead of the vehicle are highlighted on the 12.3-inch digital instrument display up to 200 metres outside the scope of the headlights, ensuring safety even in total darkness.
Peugeot has streamlined the choice of trim levels on the new 5008 SUV into a three-tier system. Buyers can now choose from Peugeot’s Active, Allure and GT models; but the specification of each model can be further enhanced by the addition of option packs which each add a specific range of cosmetic and tech options, depending on the trim level.
The entry-level Active gets rear parking sensors, a DAB radio, two-zone air conditioning and 17-inch ‘Chicago’ alloys as standard. The Active Premium option pack adds front parking sensors, a 180-degree rear view camera and electrically folding door mirrors.
The mid-range Allure trim level adds the improved 10-inch infotainment system, privacy glass, roof rails and 18-inch storm grey ‘Detroit’ alloys. The Allure Premium pack also includes a reclining passenger seat, unique fabric upholstery and keyless entry and start.
The range-topping 5008 GT is truly impressive, thanks to its contrasting black roof and a frameless rear-view mirror, red Nappa leather upholstery and dark lime wood door trims, plus LED headlamps and 18-inch onyx black ‘Detroit’ alloys. The GT Premium pack adds a hands-free tailgate, a pair of electrically adjustable and massaging front seats, a 515W Focal premium audio system and newly-designed 19-inch ‘San Francisco’ alloys.
The new 5008 SUV is available in two new colour options: Celebes Blue and Metallic Copper.
For the first time, a new ‘Black pack’ will be available as an option on the range-topping GT and GT Premium models. The Black pack features a dark chrome front grille and lion badge and gloss or satin black touches throughout, including monograms, tread plate, front fender trims, roof bars and rear trims, plus rear bumper sill and door bottoms. To complete the dark and mysterious look, there are 19-inch 'Washington' Black Onyx and Black Mist varnished alloys.
The engine range for the facelifted 5008 comprises of four units — two petrols and two diesels — just like its predecessor. Buyers can choose from a 128bhp 1.2-litre three-cylinder petrol unit, or a 178bhp 1.6-litre four-cylinder. While the former can be fitted with a six-speed manual transmission both are available with an eight-speed automatic transmission.
Those opting for diesel can choose from either a 128bhp 1.5-litre or 178bhp 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine. As with the petrol models, an eight-speed auto is available across the range, while the six-speed manual is offered on the entry-level powertrain.
The new 5008 SUV also comes with adaptive cruise control (ACC) with ‘Stop & Go’ on models equipped with the automatic gearbox. The clever technology can bring the vehicle to a complete stop and move away from stationary without any driver input in stop-start traffic. Lane position assist, which is linked to the ACC, helps make sure that the new 5008 SUV stays safely centred within its lane. Both technologies are available as part of the Drive Assist Plus package.
Owners also benefit from the latest generation automatic emergency braking technology that works at speeds from 3mph to 86mph (where legal).