While everyone talks about Peugeot’s comeback to the U.S. market these days, this year is the year of facelifts. After the 3008 model, the bigger sibling is also about to get a mid-cycle update. Of course, we are talking about the second generation of the 5008 model, which has been around since 2017. The facelifted model is coming as the 2021 Peugeot 5008 and it will hit the market by the end of the year.
For this major update, the French manufacturer has prepared a plethora of novelties. There is a new styling, as well as a lot of novelties on the inside. We particularly like new tech features, as well as a significantly expanded list of safety features. On the other side, the engine lineup remains the same, so you may count on two gasoline and two diesel options.
2021 Peugeot 5008 Redesign
Of course, the most obvious changes are those in terms of styling. This facelift brings similar kinds of novelties we’ve seen in the 3008 model. This means a completely new front face, which comes with a new grille, with an amazing 3D pattern, as well as with new headlights and front bumper. Of course, there are Peugeot’s new vertical LED stripes, reserved for daytime running lights, turns signals etc. Another nice touch is the retro “5008” badge on the hood.
The rear end comes with changes as well. You can notice revisions on the bumper, as well as new trapezoid exhaust pipes. Still, the most prominent change is the addition of a stripe that connects taillights and brings an additional dose of a premium feel to this crossover.
Still, the overall layout remains the same. Mechanically, we haven’t seen any particular change. The 2021 Peugeot 5008 continues to ride on a familiar EMP2 architecture and shares most of its parts with the smaller 3008. Of course, it features a stretched wheelbase and quite typical dimensions for the segment. We are talking about nearly 112 inches in wheelbase, which is enough to ensure plenty of room on the inside, but we will get on that in a moment.
Interior changes are pretty numerous as well. First of all, there is a new dashboard layout. Although many things have remained the same, the new digital instrument cluster makes the dash look completely different. It offers pretty impressive graphics and definitely makes everything look more upscale. The same thing refers to the new 10.1-inch touchscreen on the center stack, which looks great and operates pretty fast. Another nice touch is the addition of brushed aluminum trim.
In terms of interior space, things have remained the same. This model offers two pretty spacious and comfortable rows of seats and it is one of the rare models that can actually accommodate three adult passengers in the second row. The third row is relatively tight, but that’s a typical thing for the class.
2021 Peugeot 5008 Gets More Safety Features
Another thing we should mention about the 2021 Peugeot 5008 is the addition of new safety features. All models now come standard with things like adaptive cruise control, traffic sign recognition, automatic emergency braking, lane keep assist, night vision system and more.
The 2021 Peugeot 5008 comes with a lot of changes but the engine lineup remains the same. Therefore, you may count on four familiar units, two gasoline and two diesel engines, with the same amounts of power. The offer starts with a 1.2-liter three-cylinder turbo gasoline engine, which is good for about 130 horses. A 1.5-liter HDi delivers the same amount of power and notably more torque. Both engines come in pair with a six-speed manual transmission, while the automatic gearbox is optional.
Higher trim levels come either with a 1.6-liter turbo-gasoline or with a well-known 2.0-liter HDi engine. Both units are coupled with an automatic transmission, which offers three different driving modes – Normal, Sport and Eco.
2021 Peugeot 5008 Release Date and Price
The 2021 Peugeot 5008 is about to hit the market by the end of the year. We don’t expect bigger changes in price, so base models should go around 24.000 dollars. Some of the key competitors are models like Skoda Kodiaq, VW Tiguan Allspace, Nissan X-Trail etc.