The taller and more SUV-like 2017 Peugeot 5008 has been spied testing in snowy Sweden, ahead of a debut that will likely occur either late this year or early next.
Although heavily camouflaged, it is clear from these new spy photos that the 2017 5008 will wear Peugeot’s familiar new headlight and grille design up front, matched to a long and tall glasshouse.
The new model also features a more pronounced ‘two-box’ shape than before, with a longer and flatter bonnet design. Combined with a taller ride height, this spied prototype takes on an almost SUV-like character.
Speaking with CarAdvice today, Peugeot Australia communications manager Tyson Bowen could not offer specific details on the new 5008, but noted that buyers should expect to see greater differentiation between the PSA brands down the road.
“You’ll start to see the three brands, particularly DS [PSA’s new breakaway luxury marque], build their own images that complement rather than compete with each other,” Mr Bowen said.
Above: the current 5008 in its overseas facelifted form
He added that while a next-generation 5008 - and the recently spied new 3008 - would be considered for Australia, any plans must wait on further information from PSA headquarters in France.
Australia-bound shipments of the 5008 ended in 2015, although a small number of vehicles remain available in existing dealer stock.