New seven-seater influenced by classic 505 estate
15 September 2009

Peugeot has unveiled its new 5008 people carrier, which it says draws influence from the classic seven-seat 505 estate.

The 4.53m-long model has seating for seven. The seats in the second row can be reclined individually, and the back row folds flat to give 2506 litres of luggage capacity.

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The front passenger seat also folds into a ‘shelf configuration’ to allow long objects to be loaded as far as the dashboard.

The 5008 will be available with three different engines in various states of tune. The line-up includes a 156bhp 1.6-litre petrol unit delivering 39.7mpg, and a 150bhp diesel returning 48.7mpg.

The features list includes a head-up display that shows speed and distance alerts, and ‘Snow Motion’, a traction control system designed to make it easier to drive on snow and ice.

The 5008 will go on sale in the UK at the beginning of next year.

Prices are likely to start at around £15,000.

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2 June 2009

doesn't look too bad, much better proportioned front end than on some other pugs, must be based on a picasso though as looks very familiar somehow, windscreen looks the same so i assume shares all the hard points of a picasso. cant see the old 505 influence though, not super massive long enough.

2 June 2009

There was a time when Citroens were the bland replicas of Peugeots (think Saxo/106). This thing looks more like a C4 Picasso than a Peugeot. At least the huge grille is gone but it doesn't have much else going for it. Still ugly.

2 June 2009

Not much of a looker though is it?

Having said that, if they start at £15K that's not bad value for what seems to be a pretty spacious family car. Add in a slice of discount plus scrappage allowance and i'm thinking you could put a base model on the road for about £12.5K? A lot of car for the money.

2 June 2009

I wonder how closely related under the skin this car is to the Citroen C4 Picasso?

It has been a long time in the waiting for a decent Peugeot MPV. It's certainly one of the better looking current pugs and for the first time in a long time, I hope Peugeot do well with it.

 

 

It's all about the twisties........

2 June 2009

Looks quite good if that's what you're after. However, I think the only connection with the classic 505 is the fact that there a '5' in the name...


2 June 2009

Nice looking family car.

will probably buy a used one for a steal in 2 years time when i need the space

as my kids grow up

2 June 2009

WISH THEY WOULD BRING A REPLACEMENT TO THE 505

2 June 2009

So size-wise is this a competitor to the Scenic or the Espace?

2 June 2009

it looks Scenic sized , and the glasshouse has a familiar shape towards the

rear quarter windows so i would say it is a heavily revised C4 Picasso

2 June 2009

[quote Agitprop]This thing looks more like a C4 Picasso than a Peugeot[/quote]

I agree, my wife has a Grand C4 with the EGS gearbox on motability which is due for a swap next year. The rear seats look similar and the folded 3rd row looks exactly the same.

If they can do a cheap diesel auto then I can see a swap to a pug next time; have looked at the Verso (narrow boot, no diesel auto yet) and the new big Scenic (again no cheap diesel auto)

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