The Peugeot 5008 is a mid-sized SUV (formerly an MPV or multi-purpose vehicle) produced by the French automaker Peugeot. Its evolution over time reflects changing consumer preferences, particularly the shift from minivans to SUVs. The Peugeot 5008 is a mid-size SUV produced by the French automaker Peugeot since 2010. It is currently in its third generation, which was introduced in 2020.
Peugeot 5008 Overview
The Peugeot 5008 was initially introduced in 2009 as an MPV to cater to families looking for a spacious and versatile vehicle. As an MPV, the first-generation 5008 had a boxy and practical design, prioritizing interior space and versatility. The vehicle featured three rows of seats, with the third row being foldable to increase luggage capacity. The interior layout was modular, allowing for various seating and cargo configurations. The first-gen 5008 was well-received for its practicality, comfort, and value for money. It was a suitable option for large families.
Reflecting the global shift in preference from MPVs to SUVs, Peugeot redesigned the 5008 into a mid-sized SUV for its second generation in 2017. Adopting Peugeot’s contemporary design language, the second-gen 5008 features sharp lines, a distinctive front grille, and the brand’s signature “lion’s claw” tail lights. Despite the shift to an SUV body style, the 5008 retained its three-row seating configuration, ensuring it remained a practical option for larger families. The interior also adopted Peugeot’s i-Cockpit design, characterized by a compact steering wheel, elevated instrument cluster, and central touchscreen. The SUV iteration of the 5008 has been praised for its stylish design, spacious interior, and high-quality materials. It competes in a crowded segment but manages to stand out due to its unique design and practical features.
The third generation 5008 arrived in 2020. The current 5008 is available in two body styles: a five-seater and a seven-seater. It is powered by a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 178 horsepower and 170 lb-ft of torque. It is available with either a front-wheel drive or an all-wheel drive system. The 5008 is known for its comfortable ride and spacious interior. It also offers a good amount of cargo space. The 5008 is a popular car among families and businesses. It is also a popular car among young people and couples.
The 5008, in both its forms, has been popular in Europe and has also been marketed in various other regions, including Asia and the Middle East. As a mid-sized SUV, the 5008 competes with vehicles like the Skoda Kodiaq, Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace, and Nissan X-Trail, among others.