Peugeot is reintroducing their famous ‘5’ series, with the Peugeot 5008, following in the footsteps of such cars as the Peugeot 504 and the family favourite, the Peugeot 505 Family estate. In its day the Peugeot 505 Family estate was the bench mark seven-seat family car and it is this position Peugeot aims to repeat with the introduction of the new Peugeot 5008.
The Peugeot 5008 will set new standards for safety with the introduction of a range of new and innovative technologies into the compact people carrier segment:
The Peugeot 5008's Head-Up Display 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, therefore, view this information as though it was being projected on to the windscreen, and therefore not take their eyes off the road ahead. This equipment, innovative at this level of the market, enhances primary safety and driving convenience.
The Distance Alert
A radar located behind the lower front bumper panel of the Peugeot 5008 measures the distance between the vehicle in front and then transmits this data as a measurement of time in seconds, to the head-up display. The system, which can be set to maintain a distance of between 0.9s and 2.5s (the time it would take to safely respond to the vehicle in front if it were to brake etc.), informs the driver if he is driving too close to the car in front. As this equipment is non-intrusive, the Peugeot 5008 driver remains in control of the vehicle at all times. This feature is still rare on vehicles of this type and efficiently complements the speed limiter and cruise control for safety.
Snow Motion adds a further function to the traditional traction control system, allowing the Peugeot 5008 driver to move off and make effective progress on icy or snow-covered roads. It is activated automatically and is even more efficient when combined with snow tyres.
Head / Curtain Air Bag
Head / curtain air bag covering all three rows of seats is available on the Peugeot 5008 seven seat versions. Operating with a single generator, it is activated at the same time as the side air bags to optimise the safety of all occupants.
Comprehensive Safety Equipment
ESP, six air bags, automatic electric parking brake with 'hill assist' function, fasten seat belt warnings on all seats, tyre under-inflation detection, are some of the key features equipping the Peugeot 5008 to enhance comfort, convenience and driveability.
Latest Generation Equipment To Assist The Driver
The Peugeot 5008 will be available with a range of new and innovative technology including front and rear parking assistance and a new system which measures an available parking space. This function, controlled by two sensors located on the sides of the bumpers, provides a visual indication on the multifunction display of the possibility of parking in the space and the suggested manoeuvre.
The Peugeot 5008 will receive its world premiere at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show and will go on sale in the UK at the beginning of 2010.Published 2 June 2009