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Peugeot Revamp The 5008

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Peugeot Revamp The 5008

Geoff Maxted
January 9, 2014

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It would be fair to say that Peugeot has had its ups and downs in recent years but, working in conjunction with Citroen they are now starting to sort themselves out. A case in point is the Peugeot 5008 MPV. It’s the latest model to benefit from a comprehensive makeover, bringing it into line with the rest of the range of recent models that includes the 208, 2008, New 308 and 3008 Crossover. The mid-life, re-styled update features significant external changes to enhance the visual appeal of the practical seven-seater. It includes external and internal upgrades, a higher specification, new equipment and revised pricing.

Key to the 5008's appeal will be the Peugeot’s family ‘face' with the striking ‘floating' front grille that's already proved such a hit with buyers choosing the recently-launched Peugeot 208 and 2008. It's flanked by redesigned headlamps with a bold new LED signature built into the lower portion. On each side of the lower air intake, chromed trim emphasises the fog lamps with its C-shape design.

Nine colours are available embellished with extra chrome trim around the windows. Alloy wheels are available from 16" to 18" with a new 17" diamond Anthra Grey alloy wheel design possibly the standout choice. There’s the usual mixture of model variants with engine choices of 1.6L or 2.0L, with the e-HDi FAP EGC (Electronic Gearbox Control) version having the lowest CO2 emissions of 113g/km and commanding a price of £21,345.

One of the best innovations of recent years is the reversing camera. Already with front and rear parking assistance the 5008 can be supplemented by a such camera. Installed on the tailgate, its image is reproduced on the dashboard screen and indicates the outline of the vehicle in its surroundings using coloured markings. Reversing becomes easier, as does looking for a parking space! The available space measurement system informs the driver when the size of a parking space is suitable.

Head up display is also a valuable addition. Without taking your eyes off the road, a single glance at this equipment is all it takes to know the speed of the vehicle and the distance from the vehicle in front, thanks to the new Distance Alert.

Within a compact size, the 5008 has always been one of the UK's most practical and comfortable family cars. With an elevated seating position, the driver has a clear view in every direction. Inside, the interior takes versatility to a new level. Five individually retractable seats - three in the second row and another two behind - fold to create a flat floor. It means the modular cabin can be adapted to take any load shape, and the folding front passenger seat means longer cargo isn't an issue. The Peugeot 5008 is noted to be a great family car, with an excellent mix of practicality and refinement. It's good looking and good to drive, too. Now it is even better.

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