Monday, December 28, 2009
Insider: Peugeot to Reveal 7-Seater 5008 MPV Based on the 3008 Crossover
Our French sources have revealed to us that Peugeot is days away from taking the covers off its all-new people carrier, the 5008. The compact-sized MPV is based on the 3008 Crossover and will compete against the VW Touran, Renault Scenic and the Opel Zafira. The 5008 will be able to accommodate seven passengers in three rows of seats (2+3+2) featuring all the usual nick-knacks you expect to see on a French minivan. The engine range will be carried over from the 3008 unchanged and will include 1.6-liter petrol units in both naturally aspirated and turbocharged forms as well as various diesels like the 110HP 1.6-liter HDi and 163HP 2.0-liter HDi.
According to our insider, the 5008 will make its world debut at the Frankfurt Show in September with sales expected to start in most European markets by the end of fall 2009. Stay tuned on Carscoop as we'll have more on this developing story.