Another new SUV from Peugeot has arrived in Ireland. The Peugeot 5008 SUV, big sister to the award-winning Peugeot 3008 SUV, the Car of the Year 2017, is in Peugeot dealer showrooms this month, while initial retail volumes will arrive in September.
Like the smaller model, this is also a departure from its former traditional MPV body shape and features three rows of seats and the new Peugeot iCockpit with digital instrumentation across the range.
Peugeot chiefs are describing it as a sophisticated, practical and stylish vehicle that combines efficiency with high-levels of safety and technological equipment. The range starts from €28,745 plus delivery-related charges for the entry level model, the Access 1.2 130bhp PureTech petrol version.
“The new Peugeot 5008 SUV will build on the strong commercial success of the new 3008 SUV, and indeed the previous Peugeot 5008 MPV,” said Colin Sheridan, Sales and Marketing Director at Gowan Distributors Limited, Peugeot Importers in Ireland.
“Consumer interest in Ireland in SUVs continues to be strong and we are very well positioned now, particularly with our fantastic 1.2 petrol 130bhp engine, in manual and automatic guise. For the Irish market, we also offer a spare wheel as standard on all except the GT version.”
There is a choice of five trim levels: Access, Active, Allure, GT Line and GT versions with quite a wide range of both petrol and diesel engines. Petrol engines include the 1.2-litre PureTech 130bhp turbo petrol engine, available with manual or automatic transmission and the 1.6 THP petrol 165bhp EAT6 6-speed automatic. The PureTech engine was voted International Engine of the Year in its category for the third year running in June.
A range of 1.6 BlueHDi and 2.0 BlueHDi litre diesel engines, with manual and automatic transmissions, are available with power ranging between 100, 120, 150 and 180bhp. The range-topping GT version comes equipped as standard with a refined 2.0 litre BlueHDi diesel 180bhp 6-speed automatic.
For more, read this week’s Connacht Tribune.