Peugeot 5008 - better crossover than van

The Peugeot 5008 becomes van to crossover

The Peugeot 5008 becomes van to crossover. When the new edition rolls 2017 to the retailer in the spring, the once modest family car has blossomed into a neat, high-legged owner.

The monocab form of the predecessor is passé, instead there is a beefy grille in front of a clearly detached bonnet. Only the angular rear still reminds of its predecessor. With 4,64 meters, the second generation of the French has grown by eleven centimeters, the wheelbase measures lush 2,84 meters. In the first row, the free space is generously sized and thanks to the so-called i-cockpit, the Frenchman looks airy: The driver holds only a small, flattened top and bottom steering wheel in the hands behind a large, digital instrument cluster; In the center console there's a contemporary infotainment system. In the second row, three not too long passengers can sit comfortably on single armchairs. Behind it there are on request two more, retractable in the loading floor and removable seats.

If the seats in the third row are not needed, 1.060 liters of luggage go into the trunk, which is easy to load thanks to the low loading sill. The fact that the tailgate opens on request by Fußschwenk, nowadays almost belongs to the standards in the equipment list, as well as lane departure warning, speed limit detection, Abstandstempomat or parking assistant, which are also available for the 5008.

For the market launch in March 2017 Peugeot plans only known gasoline and diesel for the 5008. The turbo-Otto make about 130 (1,2-liter three-cylinder) and 165 PS (1,6-liter four-cylinder), the three four-cylinder diesel with 1,6 and 2,0 liter displacement develop around 120 to 180 PS. Depending on the engine, there is a five-speed or six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic. When the French submit a hybrid version, is still open, as well as the price. However, it is likely to be at least at the level of its predecessor, which currently costs at least 26.700 euros.

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