DESIGN AND ENGINEERING
The 5008 sits on the modular EMP2 platform of the PSA Group, which owns Peugeot, Citroën, DS and Vauxhall-opel. It’s 190mm longer than the 3008 – although at a glance you’d be hard-pressed to tell the two apart on the road – and it uses that additional span to squeeze in a third row of seats. There’s now space for seven occupants, ensuring the 5008 fulfils its remit as an MPV, no matter how well it disguises its true reason for being.
The rugged costume is certainly effective, the 5008’s dimensions yielding a bluff, athletic, hardedged design softened only by numerous intricacies picked out either in chrome-effect trim or gloss black plastic. Both ends of the car are imposingly sheered off,
Old 5008 was an MPV; remember those?