Peugeot 5008 2019: Introduction
Peugeot reiterates that it is in tune with the needs and demands of the public as it makes changes to its 5008 for 2019. This sync with consumer taste gives the Peugeot 5008 2019 a look different from the norm. The seven-seat-MPV that we know the car for, is not what we get to see. Instead, it takes the form of a Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV).
It is no secret that SUVs are now hot cakes. Consumers are rushing them like they are going out of fashion due to the adequate space and energetic performance they offer. With this form, the 5008 has what it takes to give its competitors like Nissan X-Trail, Skoda Kodiaq, Ford S-Max and Renault Scenic a run for their money. Suffice to say, MPVs now belong to the old school, and automakers do not want to be stuck in the old.
Peugeot 5008 2019: Design overview
If you were not already aware of the announcement made by the automaker to change the design of the 5008 from the MPV that it originally was to an SUV, you will be surprised by what you see. It is like ordering for something with a particular image in mind and receiving a totally different package. In eCommerce, that is considered fraud. But the automaker cannot be accused of fraud because they made the announcement about the change. When you get past this surprise, you begin to have reasons to fall in love with the new design of this Peugeot 5008 2019.
The 7-seater comes as an SUV and not an MPV
The 5008 is one of those cars that have an intimidating presence. It does not need to shout off the roof top to be heard. It comes with quite a number of attractive design details but the rear vertical headlights easily stand out. It does not try too hard with excess design features just to come across as premium, something some German marques are guilty of.
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Peugeot switches the volume higher in its interior. In today’s world, most automakers try to keep up with modern look, ditching the traditional look. While it is easy to get caught up in this craze for modernity, it takes some level of confidence to recognize and appreciate the traditional. Peugeot shows its self confidence by using some traditional materials in its interior design. These are well blended with modern materials to create a good balance between the old and new.
It creates a balance with traditional and modern materials
Everyone loves a spacious car. Peugeot panders to this need of consumers, and ensures that, while it beautifies the interior with features, there is adequate space left for body movements. From its tape measure, it’s obvious that the car can be made to outpoint fractionally in specified dimensions. But in practicality, you get to see that you do not really need more than it provides.
Peugeot 5008 2019: Performance
The Peugeot 5008 2019 offers a 1.2-liter 3-cylinder petrol engine on its 7-seater. This is indeed incredible. Unless you get to ride in the car, you would probably think that the automaker is just bluffing. But no, this is far from a bluff. You need to brazen up for the power the ride provides. One would think that such power would be rough, but it is surprisingly smooth in a good way. It offers a 34pmg. This might not be big news, but its effect is felt in crazy traffic especially in a city like Lagos.
Among all small-capacity triple cars on the market, the 5008 offers unrivaled performance. The overall driving experience may not be exceptional, but it scores an above average score. Placing it side by side its competitors like the Skoda Kodiaq, there is the tendency to feel that the ride is overrated, but considering its market price, it becomes justifiable that the 5008 is decent.
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Peugeot 5008 2019: Pros & Cons
Merits of Peugeot 5008 2019
A few things stand out about the 5008 2019, making one fall in love with it even more. These include:
- Interior ambience: It might not have the best interior design among all cars, but there is something soothing and relaxing about the interior of the 5008 that would make you fall in love with it.
- Engine performance: Its 126bhp 3-pot offers more than expected in a 7-seater in regard to smoothness.
- Flexible seats: Despite the options offered by modern cars, not many of them offer flexible seating. With the 5008, you can move your seat up, down, flat, back, forward or however you want it.
Its 126bhp engine is super-charged for the road
Demerits of Peugeot 5008 2019
The 5008 is not perfect. Expectedly, there are things that may not sit well with you. From our observation, it gets thumbs down for the following:
- Steering noise: After a hard lock, the steering produces a squeaking sound. Although it disappears after a while but having to put up with that can be annoying.
- USB location: Its hidden location in the back makes it difficult for use. One should not go through that trouble just to make use of a USB port.
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Peugeot 5008 2019: Pricing & conclusion
Prices of the Peugeot 5008 2019 trims include the following:
- Active: £27,005 to £30,245 (N10.9million to N12.2million)
- Allure: £28,805 to £33,805 (N11.6million to N13.6million)
- GT Line: £30,705 to £35,705 (N12.4million to N14.4million)
- GT Line Premium: £32,555 to £37,555 (N13.1million to N15.1million)
So, do you find this latest Peugeot 5008 2019 deserves its price tags? In our opinion, it totally does. Practical and affordable, that's two words we would say about this model from Peugeot.
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