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New 5008, top of the range: the unique compact MPV

  • 26/08/2013
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New 5008 compact MPV
New 5008 compact MPV
Nouveau 5008 monospace compact
New 5008 compact MPV
New 5008, top of the range : the unique compact MPV

Within a compact size, the 5008 carries its passengers in a high level of practicality, comfort and safety. From an elevated position, defined by a high console, the driver has a clear view of all the surroundings. The road speed is also indicated on the Head-up display.

"For its first Compact MPV, PEUGEOT had to innovate while observing the essentials of the segment. This challenge is what makes the 5008 a success. With its command driving position, its confidence inspiring handling, it is a great environment for the driver as well for the passengers." Maxime Picat, Director General, PEUGEOT Automobiles

Always moving, ready to go

Each anticipates the future pleasure that they will feel as the style of the Compact MPV is striking: passenger space, quality, protection, dynamic performance, efficiency...

The completely new front appearance adopts the stylistic codes of the marque, with technological headlamps that express strength through their meticulous integration with the bodywork. Technological, on the top-of-the-range versions have a xenon lens, the projected height of which is corrected automatically according to the load and the beam of which is directed towards the inside of the prescribed turn. At the base of the headlamp are housed the light signature and the directional indicators, these two LED functions using the flat guide technology.

The glazed surface area is generous from all angles, with the large quarterlight merging uninterrupted into the rear screen. At the rear, the design of the tailgate uncovers a boot which is easy to access, an essential quality in a versatile vehicle.

An architecture for active and stimulating driving

The doors provide access to a comfortable passenger compartment and to modern instruments and controls, rare in a Compact MPV. The spacious atmosphere on board benefits from the considerable glazed surface area (5.77m²) contributed to by the extensive panoramic roof (2.69m²).

Technological equipment

Instinctively, the driver knows that pleasure comes from being at the wheel of the 5008. The high driving position and the excellent peripheral visibility make them feel safe and in control. The ergonomics inspired by luxury Hatchbacks, notably through the steering wheel position and the support provided by the seats. In line with the centre of the road is all of the information relating to the operation of the vehicle. The instrument panel with precise graduations has the Head-up display positioned directly above it.

Without taking your eyes off the road, a single glance at this equipment is all it takes to know the speed of the vehicle and the distance from the vehicle in front, thanks to the Distance Alert. The angle and brightness of the polycarbonate strip are controlled by means of switches arranged within easy reach on the centre console.

The 5008, an MPV to be shared

Passengers travel in comfort and safety, with a curtain airbag covering all three rows. With a high level of sound insulation, conversation or audio equipment is easily heard by those in the rear. Irrespective of external conditions, the occupants can choose to be cooled or heated by the air conditioning diffused by the vents on the side pillars

For more enjoyable journeys, the 5008 has the option to be specified with a multimedia system perfectly integrated in the passenger compartment. It consists of two 7" colour screens, installed within the front head restraints, a connection console compatible with any portable audio/video equipment and two Bluetooth® wireless headphones.

Modularity for a class-leading sized boot volume

To be successful, an MPV must place its passengers in a high level of comfort but also offer a large loading capacity. Compact on the outside (4.53m long, 1.84m wide), the 5008 rises to this challenge with a large boot capacity which is easy to use. When row 3 is retracted, the space under the shelf varies from 758 to 823-litres depending on the position of the sliding seats. With row 2 also retracted, the volume is increased to 2506-litres, a remarkable loading capacity.

State of the art technology improving safety

In town, the large glazed surface area offers excellent peripheral visibility. To go a step further, the front and rear parking assistance can be supplemented by a reversing camera. Installed on the tailgate, its image is reproduced on the dashboard screen and indicates the outline of the vehicle in its surroundings using coloured markings. Reversing becomes easier, as does looking for a parking space! The available space measurement system informs the driver when the size of a parking space is suitable.

When the vehicle is turned off, the electric handbrake is applied automatically. Monitored by an ECU linked to the ESP, the system remains on standby while the vehicle is immobilised to adjust the braking force regardless of the situation.

On the road, the driver controls vehicle speed with the speed limiter/cruise control. Using the 24GHz radar equipped Distance Alert, they are warned if the distance from the vehicle in front, expressed in seconds, falls below a safety threshold defined by the driver.

To protect the passengers in the event of a collision, the passenger compartment has six airbags: two front, two side and two curtain.

When driving on snow, the ASR incorporates an additional function. The Snow Motion is an intelligent traction control system, allowing the vehicle to move off and travel effectively on icy or snow covered roads. This management of the ASR is triggered automatically.

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