Wednesday, 8 January 2014

UK: Restyled Peugeot 5008 Priced and Detailed

The Peugeot 5008 has been made ever so slightly more attractive after having received a facelift, and while it didn’t have an image problem as poignant as that of the smaller 3008, it’s welcome.

Now it’s available for order in the UK, where it promises the same seven-seater practicality with high levels of adjustability for each seat, but with more equipment and gadgets on offer than before, plus nine new color choices, all for the starting price of £18,800 for an Access trim model with the 1.6-liter petrol engine and 120 hp.

If you want a diesel, the 1.6-HDi, with 115 hp starts at £20,495. It comes with a snappy six-speed manual gearbox as standard, but should you want a robot to do the gear changing for you, then there’s that option too, available in the £21,345 e-HDi FAP model. It promises to return 65.7 mpg and emit 113 g/km CO2; the conventional manual only manages 56.4 mpg UK and pollutes slightly more, but it will definitely be the more satisfactory means of swapping cogs.

There’s also a turbocharged petrol variant on offer too, drawing its power from a 1.6-liter THP unit with 156 hp. It too uses a six-speed manual and can achieve a claimed 40.4 mpg UK on the combined cycle.

Other novelty features include the LED daytime running lights, along with the reversing camera; when buying one of these note that the fitting of PSA’s head-up display is not a bad way to part with a few hundred of your pounds, should you run out of options boxes for necessities and still remain within budget.

By Andrei Nedelea



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