Peugeot 5008June 3, 2009
The new Peugeot 5008 people carrier can manage 54.3mpg – and the version with the electronically controlled transmission is more economical than the manual.
Available in five and seven seat versions, it reintroduces the “5” series back into the Peugeot range. In its day the Peugeot 505 Family estate was the benchmark seven-seat family car.
At launch the MPV will be available with six power-train options. The Peugeot 5008 1.6 litre HDi FAP 110 bhp with a 6-Speed Manual returns 52.3 mpg with emissions of 143 g/km. The 6-Spd Electronically Controlled transmission manages 54.3 mpg and emissions of just 135 g/km.
The 5008 has a “flat-folding” rear seat arrangement which enables all the rear passenger seats to be folded away into the floor maximising the load area. The front passenger seat can also be folded flat into a shelf configuration.
There are two 7’’ colour screens located in the back of the front seat head restraints; a connection console enables the connection of different types of mobile audio/video equipment and two Bluetooth wireless headsets. It is also possible to connect two different video sources simultaneously, making each screen independent in terms of the image being shown.
For the driver there is a Head-Up Display which provides essential driving information (speed, cruise control/speed limiter and distance alert) via a translucent panel which extends from the top of the instrument panel. The driver can view this information as though it was being projected on to the windscreen, and therefore not take their eyes off the road ahead.
The Peugeot 5008 also features Snow Motion, allowing the driver to move off and make effective progress on icy or snow-covered roads.