Johannesburg - If you admired the quirky and somewhat classy Peugeot 3008 crossover, but wished for something a little bigger, then the new 5008 is here to answer your French SUV prayers.
While the 5008 has effectively morphed from an MPV into something that now resembles an SUV, the vehicle still seats seven occupants. As before, it is closely related to its smaller 3008 sibling, except both are now based around Peugeot’s EMP2 platform.
For the record, the new 5008 is 190mm longer than its predecessor, now measuring 4640mm in length, 165mm of which is between the axles, to maximise interior space. Yet despite the increased dimensions, the newcomer actually weighs 95kg less than before.
The seating configuration consists of three individual middle row seats that fold and tilt, and two foldable and removable third row seats.
The 5008 shares its striking ‘i-Cockpit’ dashboard with the 3008, which includes a 31cm high-resolution digital instrument cluster, 20cm capacitive touchscreen, as well as seven central satin chrome dashboard toggle switches for controlling ventilation, satnav and other settings.