With the Peugeot 5008, Peugeot reintroduces one of its most famous series of vehicles - the '5' series. Previous models carrying the '5' series label have included the legendary Peugeot 504 and the great 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.
An Innovative Interior Designed For an Active Lifestyle
The driver of the Peugeot 5008 will benefit from a raised driving position which gives excellent visibility, combined with ergonomically positioned controls. With its large front windscreen (1.70m²) and the large panoramic glass roof (1.69m²), passengers will benefit from a bright interior with an exceptional panoramic view of the outside. Adding the side windows, the rear quarter panel windows and the rear windscreen, the glazed surface area totals 5.77m².
All three seats in the second row are identical and can be reclined and moved forwards and backwards over a distance of 130mm. They can also be folded individually into the passenger compartment floor to form a flat surface perfectly aligned with the rear loading sill. The front passenger seat can also be folded flat into a shelf configuration, it is therefore possible to load long objects as far as the fascia panel. The effective load length in this configuration (all seats folded away and the front passenger seat folded flat in the shelf position) is 2.76m.
The 'cinema' positioning of the Peugeot 5008's second row outer seats also allows easy access to the occupants of the third row seats. In one easy movement, the seat cushion lifts and the seat back moves forward, freeing up the maximum space for those wishing to get into the car. This innovative modularity is also in evidence in the third row, where the two full size seats also fold individually into the rear floor.
The load area of the Peugeot 5008 is very practical and easy to use thanks to its rectangular shape. Depending on the position of the sliding rear seats, it offers a generous capacity, ranging from 758 litres to 823 litres under the parcel shelf with the third row seats folded away. This capacity increases to 1247 litres when the rear parcel shelf is removed and the vehicle is loaded to the roof and to 2506 litres with the second row seats folded away as well, making it one of the largest in the sector.
The Rear Multimedia System
To make long journeys more enjoyable, the Peugeot 5008 offers second row passengers a multimedia system which is perfectly integrated into the passenger compartment.
It consists of two 7" colour screens located in the back of the front seat head restraints; a connection console enables the connection of different types of mobile audio/video equipment and two Bluetooth wireless headsets. It is also possible to connect two different video sources simultaneously, making each screen independent in terms of the image being shown.
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