Scoop: Peugeot’s got big ambitions for the next-generation 2024 seven-seat 5008
The lion’s flagship SUV returns to fight Volvo and carve its own path.
By Phil McNamara
PEUGEOT PLOTS A POSHROADER
FROM THE SHADOWS
The previous 5008 (pictured above) was always outshone by its more compact 3008 sibling, which has sold more than one million since 2016. But the new version of the seven-seat SUV is going to be a different proposition: bigger, posher and available in pure-electric form. It will break cover in the second half of next year.
UNDER THE SKIN
The new 5008 rolls on the Stellantis group’s STLA Medium platform. Although conceived for electric cars, it also supports a 1.2-litre mild hybrid and plugin hybrid models. The extended range e-5008 gets a 98kWh pack and should be good for more than 400 miles. Smaller 73kWh, front- and all-wheel-drive versions will be available.
‘More customers are looking for a big SUV than a seven-seater,’ says Phil York, Peugeot’s head of global marketing. That’s given Peugeot permission to make the new 5008 significantly longer than the outgoing 4.64m-long car: it’ll pass the 4.7m mark, making it a D-segment SUV. It will again have seven seats, though.
INSIDE AND OUT
A flatter roof to maximise space and utility is the 5008’s biggest difference compared with the new e-3008 (pictured). Their interior structures will be similar, featuring a 21-inch ‘floating’ curved touchscreen and 10 ‘i-Toggle’ haptic pads. The new 5008 is likely to cost around £40k, with the EV being priced at least £5k higher.
Peugeot’s new 5008 won’t play second fiddle any more.
- POWERTRAIN 73 and 98kWh batteries, 215bhp front-drive or all-wheel drive, PHEV and mHEV options
- CHASSIS Steel monocoque
- DUE 2024