Hot on the heels of the facelifted 3008, comes the updated 2021 Peugeot 5008 SUV.
Like its smaller sibling, the seven-seat, second-generation (P87) 5008 was launched in 2017, and the update again represents the first significant change in the model’s lifecycle.
The 2021 Peugeot 5008 features a revised front end with a new grille and vertical running lamp signature, updated LED tail lights with animated indicators, and a range of new colour and trim options.
If you've read that and had a flash of déjà vu, then you should have, as the update to the 5008 basically mirrors that of the 3008. The larger car is essentially a long-wheelbase version, with a shared driveline and plenty of crossover components.
Here too, the 5008 name now sits proudly on the bonnet, with the Peugeot Lion taking center stage on the floating grille. Celebes Blue and Metallic Copper are two new colour options for a total of seven.
As on the current model, the GT-pack cars will receive unique styling components, including 19-inch “San Francisco” alloy wheels. An optional black trim pack will also be available, which includes unique 19-inch “Washington” style wheels.
Inside, the i-Cockpit instrument cluster has been updated to a 12.3-inch fully digital display, and the central touch screen is now a 10-inch unit, supported by a row of ‘shortcut’ buttons to access key functions.
Technology is further bolstered by night-vision pedestrian and animal detection that can ‘see’ up to 250 metres beyond the range of the high-beam headlamps.
Adaptive cruise control, AEB, lane position assist and traffic sign recognition are also included.
|Peugeot 5008 Petrol||1.2-litre 3-cyl turbo petrol||96kW / 230Nm||6-speed manual||FWD|
|1.2-litre 3-cyl turbo petrol||96kW / 230Nm||8-speed automatic||FWD|
|1.6-litre 4-cyl turbo petrol||133kW / 250Nm||8-speed automatic||FWD|
|Peugeot 5008 Diesel||1.5-litre 4-cyl turbo diesel||95kW / 300Nm||6-speed manual||FWD|
|1.5-litre 4-cyl turbo diesel||95kW / 300Nm||8-speed automatic||FWD|
|2.0-litre 4-cyl turbo diesel||130kW / 400Nm||8-speed automatic||FWD|
Global 5008 models are offered with a choice of three- and four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engines and either a 1.5-litre or 2.0-litre turbo diesel engine. All models are front-wheel drive.
Unlike the 3008 there is no all-wheel drive or hybrid option.
When will the new 2021 Peugeot 5008 come to Australia?
A spokesperson for Peugeot Australia has told CarAdvice the Australian MY21 Peugeot 5008 line-up will continue with the petrol/diesel options as per the current range, when the new models arrive in the first quarter of 2021.
Local specification and pricing for the MY21 Peugeot 5008 is not yet known.
Current MY2020 pricing and range details are below.
|Peugeot 5008||GT||2.0L turbo diesel||133kW / 400Nm||$58,990|
|GT-Line||1.6L turbo petrol||121kW / 240Nm||$51,990|