Peugeot 5008 is French brand’s newest sport-ute in PHL

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5008 has transitioned from MPV to SUV quite well.

PEUGEOT Philippines has completed its SUV lineup with the arrival of the Peugeot 5008, which joins the French brand’s 2008 and 3008 models introduced in late 2017.

The 5008 is now “available in select dealerships” for P2.990 million, according to the company.

Having transitioned from an MPV into an SUV, the 5008 retains its seating for seven in which Peugeot said even third-row occupants get “generous” head- and legroom. Company President Glen P. Dasig said that “no details” were spared in designing the model, explaining the space inside the cabin.

“We want all passengers to have the same level of comfort as is standard with our vehicles. When not in use, the third-row [seats] can be folded and stowed easily, creating an impressive boot space of 962 liters. Removing the individual third-row seats further expands the rear capacity to a total of 1,060 liters,” Mr. Dasig said.

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Peugeot’s iCockpit feature makes it to the new 5008.

Peugeot said the 5008 features the brand’s iCockpit, basically a combination of an elevated driving position, a compact steering wheel, and a digital dashboard and control panel. The model is also fitted with Visiopark 2, a system that provides a 360-degree view of the vehicle’s surroundings when parking, and park assist, which takes over the steering — but not the pedals — also during parking.

Powering the 5008 SUV is a 1.6-liter gasoline engine equipped with a high-pressure turbocharger.

Mr. Dasig said that “combining agility and fuel efficiency in a large vehicle is one of the unique traits” of the 5008. The executive cited the light frame of Peugeot’s Efficient Modular Platform 2 as a key factor in reducing the vehicle’s weight and fuel consumption while increasing overall responsiveness. This, he said, “results in the perfect balance between comfort and road handling.”