French seven-seat SUV here in February from $42,990

 

The new and properly 'SUVified' 2018 Peugeot 5008 range is now officially on sale in Australia, after first been detailed for our market in November last year. We first drove the new model in Europe, earlier in 2017.

Buyers of the new 5008 are offered a choice of three trim levels; Allure, GT Line and GT, each with a high level of standard equipment for the class while also featuring seven seats as standard.

Kicking off the range is the Allure, which starts at $42,990 before on-road costs. Standard equipment includes 18-inch alloy wheels, an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with satellite navigation, the Peugeot iCockpit 12.3-inch digital instrument panel, autonomous emergency braking (AEB) with pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control with stop&go function, lane departure warning, traffic sign recognition with intelligent speed adaptation, and wireless phone charging.

UPDATE: This article was originally published November 6, 2017. As of February 2, the 5008 is now officially on sale in Australia. We've added local images and amended luggage capacities, as per the Australian press information. Watch for our review to come on February 8.


There's also DAB digital radio, keyless entry and start, park assist for parallel and 90-degree parking spaces, three individual sliding seats in the second row, two third-row seats, and rear window sun blinds.

Under the bonnet is a 121kW/240Nm 1.6-litre turbo petrol, sending drive to the front wheels via a six-speed automatic transmission.

Next up is the GT Line, asking for $46,990 plus ORCs.

Compared to the Allure, the GT Line gets a hands-free electric tailgate, full LED headlights, high beam assist, active blind spot detection, active lane keep assist, advanced driver attention alert, a contrasting 'Diamond Black' roof, black door mirror covers, along with a sports front bumper and grille.

The GT Line gets the same 1.6-litre turbo as the Allure.

Finally, sitting atop the range is the GT, which starts at $52,990 before ORCs. Additional specification includes a peppier 2.0-litre turbo-diesel with 133kW of power and 400Nm of torque, which again is sent to the front wheels via a six-speed automatic.

Other equipment additions include 19-inch alloy wheels, Alcantara door and dashboard inserts, an electrically-adjustable driver's seat with two-position memory, heated front pews, massaging function for the driver, chrome mirror shells, and beefier wheel arch extensions.

Currently, those who pre-order the new 5008 get an 'SUV Adventure Pack' thrown in, which includes roof bars, a wind deflector set, rubber floor mats, a rubber boot mat, boot net, and a sport-specific roof bar attachment - you can choose a bike carrier, ski carrier and so on.

Measuring 4641mm long, 1844mm wide and 1646m tall with a 2840mm wheelbase, the Peugeot 5008 is around the same size as a Skoda Kodiaq, putting it on the smaller side of the large SUV segment.

However, luggage capacity is rated at 780L (previously 952L) with the third row folded expanding to a maximum 1940L (2042L) with the second row folded - competitive with the Kia Sorento (1077L/2066L), which is 140mm longer and 45mm wider (Note: In the original European release, the capacities were originally listed at 952L/2042L).

Stay tuned to CarAdvice for our Australian launch review on February 8. For now, you can read our international launch review here.

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2018 Peugeot 5008 pricing

Allure - $42,990

GT Line - $46,990

GT - $52,990

Thanks Joel for the tip!