Perfect for the family adventures, the 2018 Peugeot 5008 is coming updated with nifty technological features. And this will not be just all as improvements in the powertrain and design overhaul are also on the cards.
2018 Peugeot 5008 – Cosmetic Overhaul
The Peugeot 5008 is supposed to get several changes in exterior design. To start with it, the windshield should garner the most attention with a bold, panoramic approach. Furthermore, the hood will be getting subtle aerodynamic creases to accentuate the headlight’s robust design.
The radiator grille is supposed to wear a sleek design with thin chrome louvers. The fog light housing will comprise of matte plastic embellishments and sharp chrome finishers to add a striking appeal. Muscular haunches in the side body will help sport a beefed-up profile. The design language rearwards will project a typical MPV stance.
Aesthetic refinements will be brought out in the interior cabin as well. This updated cabin will comprise of an extensive interplay between dynamic metallic inserts and matte-black finishes. However, the center cabin will have a swirling approach towards the driver’s seat (probably to symbolize a racy spirit). The driver’s gauge cluster will hold a wrap-around design and the bi-spoke needles will be LED lit.
The dash will be split into 2 tiers; the upper tier will use carbon fiber and host an infotainment display while the lower tier will wear perforated soft-touch materials. This dashboard will even host 3 HVAC vents with stylistic metallic accents.
As stated above, the 2018 Peugeot 5008 will be high on modern technology. Updated features will include FOCAL Hi-Fi surround sound, 12.3-inch instrument cluster, 3D navigation and also a Mirror Screen infotainment.
2018 Peugeot 5008 – Powertrain Revamp
Like the 2017 year model, the 2018 Peugeot 5008 will be offered in 2 set of powertrains in each gasoline and diesel category.
In this beloved genre, the previously used engines – 1.2L and 1.6L are supposed to undergo revisions. The 1.2L inline 4 cylinders are expected to deliver output figures of more than 130 HP and 126 lb-ft torque. Likewise, the 1.6L variant is suspected of churning out 172 HP and 186 lb-ft torque. A 6-speed transmission (with both auto & manual shifting) will come standard and pair with a front wheel drive. Average mileage ratings will probably stay around 23 mpg in the city, 27 mpg on highways and 25 mpg on a combined scale.
The diesel category will host a 1.6L and 2.0 L. Outputs of the 1st engine will go as 130 HP/ 127 lb-ft torque and the 2nd variant will deliver 188 HP/ 196 lb-ft torque. Given the improved engine outputs, the acceleration will see improvements and the 0 to 60 mph sprint will take less than 7 seconds. Most importantly, overall fuel economy is believed to stay close to 24 mpg city/ 28 mpg highway/ 26 mpg combined.
2018 Peugeot 5008 – Availability, Price and Rivals
According to recent reports, the official launch date of the 2018 Peugeot 5008 will be scheduled during the fall of 2017. Regardless of changes, the new-gen Peugeot is suspected of holding a starting price of $ 31,000. This, in turn, will be helpful in putting out a stiff competition against the likes of Nissan X-Trail, Renault Koleos, and Infiniti QX30.