The Peugeot 5008 is the top-spec Peugeot SUV that was first revealed in 2009. The 5008 is slightly longer and more spacious than the 3008, but these two aren’t all that much different when it comes to size. The 5008 is available with either five or seven seats depending on if you want more seating space or more cargo space.
The second generation of the 5008 was introduced in 2017 and it also got a refresh in 2020. The next-gen 5008 is likely going to be completely electrified with either hybrid or full-on EV models as Peugeot has made an effort to transition to electrification in one form or the other starting with 2023.
Design-wise, the new 5008 is likely to be more squared off which should separate it from a more streamlined 3008. Peugeot officials said that they want to make the new 5008 more distinctive and more SUV-ish which is certainly a good idea as everyone seems to love SUVs these days.
Technology is also going to be updated across the range with new interior tech and new driver assistance technology. The price is also going up while practicality should improve if Peugeot really does choose to go with the more boxy design.
2023 Peugeot 5008 – The Powertrain
As per some reliable sources, the 5008 is going to get gasoline engines with mild-hybrid technology and completely electrified models with two different battery sizes. These batteries are likely to range between 60kWh and 100kWh and will also feature either FWD or AWD. You should also expect the 5008 to offer between 250 and 300 miles on a full charge.
The most powerful electric version could offer around 350hp which should make it one of the fastest Peugeot SUVs of all time. The 1.2L gasoline engine with 130hp is likely going to get a small power bump by itself because it is going to be backed by the new mild-hybrid technology.
Diesel 5008 models are going away completely which is not a surprise at all as many other competing brands have done the same already. All in all, the new 5008 is going to prioritize efficiency over everything else as far as powertrains are concerned.
2023 Peugeot 5008 – Design and Driving
There are various rumors going around about what the new 5008 is going to look like, but only a few of them make actual sense. The design chief of Peugeot Gilles Vidal said that the new 5008 is going to look more distinctive and “sexier”, especially compared to the 3008. Peugeot is likely going to make it boxier as is the case with the latest Kia Sportage.
They want to separate it from the 3008 as the current 3008 and the 5008 aren’t too different from each other, so much so that only Peugeot fans can tell the difference. People are more interested in buying SUVs than they are in buying MPVs which is why the 5008 is likely to go in that direction.
The interior is getting a complete overhaul which is going to include an even more futuristic design and new touchscreens all across the interior. As far as driving is concerned, the 5008 is not going to be dynamic as it is a large car, but it should be really comfortable as is the case with the current model.
2023 Peugeot 5008 – Technology
Some sources state that the new 5008 is going to feature next-gen LED lights both front and back which will be thinner, more powerful, and way cooler. This is also going to be complemented by new technology on the inside which will include large touch screens, haptic panels, a premium audio system, ambient lights, a plethora of various driver assistance systems, and adaptive cruise control to name a few.
2023 Peugeot 5008 – Price and Practicality
We are not yet sure how much the new 5008 is going to cost. Be that as it may, we can definitely expect the price to go up. £31,890 – £41,110 is the price you have to pay for the 2022 model, but with added EV models and a completely new model, the new 5008 is likely going to cost more than £50,000 for top-trim levels.
Practicality is excellent with the current 5008 and the new 5008 is going to be even better. With more cargo space and more seating space, the new 5008 is going to remain the most practical Peugeot money can buy, except for Peugeot vans of course.
When is the new Peugeot 5008 coming out?
The 2023 5008 is going to be revealed by the end of 2022 or at the beginning of 2023. Some say that the production is going to be delayed by 2024 for all models while others believe that we will not be seeing any electric 5008 models on the road before 2024.
We will have to wait and see if these assumptions hold any merit, but it is true that most automakers these days are struggling not to delay their models due to global supply chain issues and the lack of microchips.
Which cars rival the Peugeot 5008?
The Peugeot 5008 is one of the cheapest seven-seater SUVs money can buy which means that it rivals the likes of the Skoda Kodiaq, the Seat Tarraco, the Mazda CX-9, the Honda CR-V seven-seater, the Nissan X-Trail. Out of all these cars, the Skoda Kodiaq seems the coolest, but the new 5008 is likely to be a much better and more modern car than the Kodiaq.
If you want something a bit more exciting and premium, the Land Rover Discovery should be on your radar while full-on executive buyers will prefer the Audi Q7 or the Volvo XC90.
What is the difference between the Peugeot 3008 and the Peugeot 5008?
Structurally, the 5008 is the same as the 3008, but it does offer seven seats whereas the 3008 offers five seats. The 5008 is indeed a bit longer and heavier which makes it pitch a bit more. We do need to point out that the 5008 is also more comfortable and is also slightly taller than the 3008.