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Peugeot 5008 (2009): the first official photos

Tue, 02 Jun 2009 00:00:00 -0700

By Peter Adams

First Official Pictures

02 June 2009 13:03

Take a look at these first photos of Peugeot’s new MPV. Do they remind you of the old Peugeot 505? Apparently they should, because Peugeot is reintroducing a new ‘5’ model, the 5008.

The people-carrier will appear at the September 2009 Frankfurt motor show and will go on sale in the UK in early 2010. The 5008 follows the usual format for a compact MPV – offering either five or seven seats, presenting a vast amount of storage space, and there’ll be lots of nooks and crannies to lose your belongings. It’s aimed at the likes of Citroen’s Grand Picasso, Vauxhall’s Zafira and Renault’s Scenic. Peugeot stresses it isn’t here to replace the 807.

The 5008 is pretty decent to look at. Peugeot has dramatically toned down the huge grille seen on its other models. So your children won’t cry when they see it – a good thing for a family wagon.

The new MPV gives you plenty of choice. With the third row of seats stowed, boot space ranges from 758 litres to 823 litres, depending where the sliding rear seats are. If you’re transporting boxes instead of people, fold away the middle seats and, hey presto, there’s an impressive 2506 litres.

In family friendly mode, the 5008 sports a mind-boggling array of storage solutions: there’s a storage area under the steering wheel, a cooled centre console for drinks and several underfloor storage areas. You might need a drink: the 5008 sports 5.77sq m of glazing, so it’ll get hot in the sun.

The three second-row seats are identical and can be reclined, moved forwards and backwards. Each can also be folded individually into the floor to form a flat surface flush with the rear loading sill.

By Peter Adams