train Introducing the Hybrid and Electric Peugeot 5008: A Three-Row Revolution

21 Screen and Bold Front End for Box-Shaped SUV

The newest addition to the European SUV market is the third-generation Peugeot 5008, which stands out in more ways than one. While it can be powered by a fully electric engine, it also offers the option of a plug-in hybrid system, making it a versatile choice for families with its three-row seating. Additionally, Stellantis, the parent company of the French brand, aims to introduce a more affordable mild-hybrid version of the vehicle.

Primarily, the 5008 is a larger iteration of the recently debuted 3008 in 2023. It is based on the STLA Medium framework and boasts dimensions of 188.5 inches in length, 74.4 inches in width, and 66.5 inches in height. Additionally, it features a spacious wheelbase measuring 114.1 inches. A notable perk of this model, which sets it apart from the Tesla Model Y in the European market, is its inclusion of a third row.

It may be difficult to picture, but with all seven seats occupied there isn’t much room for cargo. However, for quick excursions around the city, the 9.1 cubic feet of space should be enough. When the car is configured to only have five seats available, the luggage capacity expands significantly to 26.4 cubic feet. And if you require even more room, simply fold down the second row and gain access to a spacious 64.0 cubic feet of storage.

Modern SUVs often feature curvaceous rooflines, but the latest version of the Peugeot 5008 maintains its predecessor’s square build for optimal interior room. It closely follows the design of its smaller counterpart, the E-3008, including a large 21-inch screen situated on top of the dash. The center console boasts 10 touch controls that can be personalized to easily access commonly used functions.

The upcoming economical variant will boast a turbocharged 1.2-liter petrol engine equipped with 48V innovation. This compact three-piston powertrain delivers 136 horsepower to the front wheels through a six-speed, dual-clutch automatic gearbox, which includes an integrated electric motor.

If you’re looking for some extra power, the plug-in hybrid offers a combination of a 150-hp traditional engine and a 123-hp electric motor, resulting in a combined output of 195 hp delivered through a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. This PHEV has the capability to go over 50 miles solely on electric power before switching to using fuel from its 15.8-gallon tank.

Introducing the E-5008, a fully electric model with various options to choose from. This vehicle comes in different configurations, including single-motor front-wheel-drive variants with 210 hp and 228 hp, each boasting an immediate torque of 254 pound-feet. For even more power, the dual-motor all-wheel-drive version offers a combined output of 318 hp.

By opting for the front-wheel-drive version, Peugeot equips their vehicle with a 73.0-kilowatt-hour battery, capable of covering a mileage of 311. Meanwhile, choosing the larger 98.0-kWh battery would result in less frequent visits to charging stations, as it extends the range to 410 miles. However, the dual-motor, all-wheel-drive model requires the bigger battery, but its efficiency suffers due to the increased weight of the vehicle.

Peugeot has put in place a warranty of eight years or 100,000 miles for their batteries. During this time, the charging capacity is guaranteed to stay above 70 percent. The vehicle also comes with a heat pump and an 11-kW charger as standard. However, there is an optional upgrade to a 22-kilowatt charger, and the DC charging capability can reach up to 160 kW. This means that in just 10 minutes, enough energy can be added to the battery to cover a distance of 62 miles. Additionally, spending only thirty minutes at a charging station will recharge the battery from 20 to 80 percent.

Over the past few years, Stellantis has dismissed the idea of bringing Peugeot back to North America. However, it is highly probable that the STLA Medium platform will serve as the foundation for a range of electric vehicles intended for the US market.

Source: Peugeot

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