While everyone expected to see a new generation of the minivan, the 2018 Peugeot 5008 comes as an SUV. So, this vehicle is becoming the largest crossover in Peugeot family. This model is sharing the platform with 3008 model. Nevertheless, the 5008 adds one more row of seats, so it can accommodate 7 passengers.
The exterior of the big crossover is the same as for its smaller sibling. Also, front rows, dashboard, and control panel are not showing too many upgrades. On the other hand, the extended cabin will have more room at the back. So, back we see the completely different vehicle.
The French company is going to prepare both petrol and diesel drivetrains for new SUV. With it, Peugeot 5008 is going to be versatile and can fulfill demands of the many buyers.
2018 Peugeot 5008 Release Date and Competition
The 2018 Peugeot 5008 is having a premiere in February. By then, the French manufacturer will have enough time for final touches. Nevertheless, this update is not so huge, and there are no experiments on it.
How much will Peugeot 5008 cost?
Mid-cycle refreshment is bringing a correction of the price. Current vehicle costs 24,500 pounds, while the new one is not going to carry a price tag over 25,000. This is equal to $33,000. However, this crossover’s popularity is highest in Europe. Especially UK buyers are loving it. Nevertheless, after a breakthrough, we believe Peugeot 5008 is going to achieve nice sales results in other parts of the world. Bosses will look in US and Japanese market, although these are the toughest and the most demanding places for cars.
Alternatives to 2018 Peugeot 5008
One of the reason is competition. In this segment, the crossover is going to face rivals which already have a wide base of fans. Honda’s CR-V and Hyundai Santa Fe are already far from other competitors. Also, Mazda CX-9 and Toyota Kluger are preparing new generations, so we will see if big changes will happen on SUV market.
2018 Peugeot 5008 Features and Equipment
Entire SUV segment in Peugeot is well-known for its styling. Comfort, infotainment system, safety, and overall impression are among the best in the industry. While some fans could complain about performance, you will find rare of them having something against styling. Well, the i-Cockpit interior receives only a praise so far. So, any car, including this crossover, that has it on offer, is an advantage over the competition.
Seating position is bringing perfect view. In combination with the small steering wheel, the driver will have excellent monitoring spot for the control panel. Commands for entire infotainment system are located on the touch-screen display.
The 2018 Peugeot 5008 will be a very safe vehicle. Not only because of airbags and comfort but SUV easies to the driver in any possible way. There are two packages for better maneuvering in urban conditions. The Pack Drive Assist pack gives extra safety measurements, such as AAEB – Advanced Automatic Emergency Braking, which includes a camera. There is also front collision warning. With the other package, Pack City 2, the crossover is getting parking sensors with the assistance of front, rear, and 360-degree cameras.