New Peugeot 5008 facelift arrives with fresh look

This is the updated Peugeot 5008. The revised family SUV features a number of technological refinements and refreshed design, and will go on sale in the UK at the end of this year.

Peugeot’s most noticeable changes have been made to the 5008’s exterior styling; the SUV now shares the same family face as the 208 hatchback and 508 saloon, with a large, frameless radiator grille, similarly shaped headlamp units and a pair of extended, hook-shaped LED daytime running lights.

Inside, Peugeot has revised the 5008’s infotainment setup with an updated version of the car’s 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and an all-new 10-inch infotainment screen which controls all the car’s interior functions. The latter features a series of seven piano keys, which provide convenient access to functions such as navigation, climate control and media.

Technology upgrades include a tweaked lane-keeping assist system, updated autonomous emergency braking and new adaptive cruise control, which can automatically stop and restart the vehicle in heavy traffic. Peugeot has also updated its traffic sign recognition system, to include warnings for one-way systems and no overtaking zones.

Peugeot’s Night Vision system is also now available. The technology uses an infrared sensor to detect pedestrians and animals up to 250 metres ahead of the vehicle in low light levels, with the images displayed on the car’s digital instrument binnacle.

Facelifted Peugeot 5008: trim and equipment

Peugeot has also restructured the 5008’s trim-levels into a three-tier system. The SUV’s line-up is now separated into the brand’s Active, Allure and GT models – the specifications of which can each be bolstered with the addition of an options pack that adds a specific range of cosmetic and technology tweaks, depending on the trim-level.

Active models come as standard with 17-inch alloys, two-zone air conditioning, rear parking sensors and a DAB radio. The Active Pack variant adds electrically folding door mirrors, front parking sensors and a 180-degree rear view camera.

Peugeot’s mid-range Allure model builds on the specification of the Active Pack model with 18-inch alloy wheels, roof rails, privacy glass and the improved 10-inch infotainment system. The Allure Pack variant adds keyless entry and start, unique fabric upholstery, a reclining passenger seat and an ambient interior lighting system.

The range-topping 5008 GT comes with a set of dedicated 18-inch alloy wheels, LED headlamps, a contrasting black roof and a frameless rear-view mirror. Red Nappa leather upholstery and dark lime wood door trims are also newly available as part of the facelift.

Peugeot’s GT Pack model adds to this specification with a set of newly designed 19-inch alloy wheels, a hands-free tailgate, a 515W Focal premium audio system and a pair of electrically adjustable and massaging front seats.

Finally, Peugeot now offers a Black Pack for the 5008, which swaps the car’s standard grille, exterior trim and roof rails for gloss black replacements. The option pack also adds a set of black 19-inch alloy wheels and some new satin black badging.

Engines and drivetrains

Like the outgoing model, the facelifted 5008’s engine-range comprises four units: two petrols and two diesels. Petrol buyers have their choice of either a 128bhp 1.2-litre three-cylinder unit or a 178bhp 1.6-litre four-cylinder unit. Both engines can be had with an eight-speed automatic, although the former engine can be fitted with a six-speed manual.

Diesel buyers can choose from either a 1.5-litre or 2.0-litre four-cylinder unit. The smaller displacement engine has an output of 128bhp, while the larger unit produces 178bhp. As with the petrols, an eight-speed auto is available across the range, while a six-speed manual is offered on the entry-level powertrain.

Read about the all-new Peugeot 5008 that we’re expecting in 2023 here

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