2021 Peugeot 5008 Facelift Debuts With The Same Updates As The 3008
Just a few days ago Peugeot gave the 3008 a mid-cycle facelift and now the same goes for the slightly larger 5008 crossover with third row seats. Naturally, the bold front fairing design we saw earlier this week has been applied to the more spacious version, which gets the same frameless grille extending below the headlights. Fang-shaped LED daytime running lights extend all the way across the bumper to mirror other recent Peugeot models.
As a retro touch, the ‘5008’ badge has been applied to the leading edge of the hood, while LED headlights and taillights are installed on the upper trim levels. The GT and GT Pack models have their own grille design with a new 19-inch alloy set in the case of the latter. Both of these variants can be optionally fitted with a Black Pack bringing an assortment of dark styling accents to the exterior.
In the same vein as the 3008, its big brother gets the improved 10-inch touchscreen for the infotainment system that works with the 12.3-inch digital dashboard. In addition, the revised Peugeot 5008 receives a standard drive mode selector for models equipped with the automatic transmission. It allows owners to choose from Normal, Sport and Eco modes. There is also the Advanced Grip Control which optimizes traction control with Normal, Snow, Mud and Sand modes without actually being a 4×4 system.
In terms of technology, there is everything from adaptive cruise control (with stop and go) to the night vision system, while the suite of safety features include automatic emergency braking, traffic sign recognition and lane position aid. Peugeot also throws in some high-end goodies like massaging seats and a 515-watt Focal audio system, as well as a double-glazed sunroof and a hands-free tailgate are also available.
The powertrain choices include a turbocharged 1.2-liter three-cylinder gasoline engine with 130 horsepower and 230 Newton-meters (170 lb-ft) of torque and a 1.6-liter four-cylinder with 180 hp and 250 Nm ( 184 lb-ft). The smaller engine is hooked up to a six-speed manual or optional eight-speed automatic, standard with the beefier engine.
On the diesel side, the 1.5-liter four-cylinder develops 130 hp and 300 Nm (221 lb-ft) and works with both types of transmissions. Upgrade to 2.0-liter diesel and you’ll have access to 180 hp and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) delivered to the road exclusively by the eight-speed car.
It’s not that people who buy in this segment are particularly interested in performance, but the fastest in the bunch is the 180-horsepower gasoline model with a 0-100 km / h run in 8.3 seconds and a top speed of 137 mph (220 km / h).
Much like the refurbished 3008, Peugeot will put the revised 5008 on sale in Europe at the end of this year.