What is it?
If you ever had the feeling that MPVs are a bit dull to look at, it's something that you apparently share with Peugeot, which has switched its new 5008 from MPV to large SUV largely because of customer preference for the latter class's muscular style.
The 5008 is classed as a large C-segment car, but you could be forgiven for thinking it’s more of a fit for the D-segment, seeing as it's 190mm longer than the five-seat, C-segment Peugeot 3008 and 110mm wider than the old 5008 MPV.
The 5008 is available in five trim levels: Active, Allure, GT Line and GT. Engine choices are 128bhp and 163bhp petrol engines or 99, 118, 148 and 178bhp diesels. There’s a choice of six-speed manual or six and eight-speed torque converter automatic gearboxes across the range.
The 5008's seven-seat interior is versatile, with a third row of individual seats that fold flat into the floor and can also be removed entirely to increase luggage space from 720 litres to 1060 litres.
On all models, a high-tech, 12.3in i-Cockpit digital instrument display is visible above the steering wheel, along with an 8.0in infotainment touchscreen atop the centre of the dashboard.