The previous Peugeot 5008 was a sort of sister to the Citroën C4 Grand Picasso. But the EMP2 platform has given Peugeot the chance to bet on a more profitable segment. This is pretty much why the 5008 is no longer a minivan, but a crossover. In other words, it is a longer 3008 that seats 7 people.
The 5008 is 4.64 m long, 1.64 m high and it has a 2.84 m wheelbase. Peugeot has not disclosed how wide it is, but we suspect it will be similar to the 3008 in this regard (1.84 m). Peugeot claims it has a 780 l boot, probably with the 3rd row of seats folded. The company must be saving information for the premiere at the Paris Motor Show. And this would help explain the lack of information on engines as well.
They will very likely be the same ones present under the 3008 bonnets, such as the 1.2 PureTech turbocharged unit, which produces 96 kw, equipped with a manual and an automatic transmission, both 6-speed, and a 1.6 THP powerplant that generates 121 kW, solely with the EAT6 automatic gearbox. The 3008 has 4 diesel engines options: 74 kW 1.6 (5-speed manual), an 88 kW 1.6 (6-speed manual and automatic), a 110 kW 2.0 (6-speed manual) and a 132 kW 2.0 (6-speed automatic). We wonder which model will present the new 1.5 BlueHDi engine. Will it be the 5008?
The interior is basically the same that the 3008 presents, with the i-Cockpit arrangement that has already become a Peugeot standard. Let’s wait for the other technical specifications that are missing, but just a few days away from being revealed.