Player in the SUV mar­ket

Albany Extra - - MOTORING -

cur­tain airbags that ex­tend to third-row pas­sen­gers.

Un­der­pin­ning the 5008 SUV is the highly-awarded Ef­fi­cient Mod­u­lar Plat­form 2.

As for be­ing a seven-seater, in sports car terms the 5008 is re­ally a 5+2. Set­tling into the third row of seats, com­fort is left at the door.

Lim­ited leg room is on of­fer even with the sec­ond row fully for­ward.

On the other hand, third-row oc­cu­pants can take ad­van­tage of au­to­matic two-zone air-con­di­tion­ing with rear air vents.

Each seat weighs just un­der 11kg and can eas­ily be re­moved us­ing a sin­gle con­trol to un­lock it.

Re­moved, boot vol­ume ex­pands to 1060 litres.

With­out the bulk of some pre­mium ri­vals, the 5008 SUV has car­like char­ac­ter­is­tics. Fuel con­sump­tion on test was 9.2 litres per 100km in the city, re­duced to 5.0 litres per 100km on the mo­tor­way.

Steer­ing is ac­cu­rate with pos­i­tive feed­back from the road, while the sus­pen­sion copes with mi­nor sur­face bi­tu­men blem­ishes.

Peu­geot 5008 is an ex­cep­tion­ally well-equipped seven-seat SUV at a price that should give food for thought to the mak­ers of pre­mium prod­uct ri­vals.

Pic­tures: Nar­ra­tive Post/Matthias Engesser

The cabin speaks to qual­ity all round.

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