Frankfurt 2009: Peugeot 5008

  • Grand C4 Picasso-based MPV
  • Five or seven seats
  • On sale next spring
What is it?
The 5008 is Peugeot’s new MPV, which goes on sale next spring.

It’ll come with five or seven seats and prices are expected to start at around £15,000.

It’s based on the excellent Grand C4 Picasso from sister-company Citroen, so the 5008 has fabulous genes.

It means the 5008 has a flexible, easy-to-use layout where the rear seats slide forward and back and disappear flat into the floor when they’re not needed. When they’re tucked away they leave an enormous 2506 litres of luggage space, which is more than the Grand C4 Picasso can offer.

So, if you need to drop six kids off at school and then pick up an antique wardrobe the 5008 will be able to take it all in its stride.

Any other tricks?
Lots of storage boxes, pockets, a cooled centre console to chill the kids’ drinks and the option of an entertainment system through which they can watch DVDs or play video games.

If that wasn’t enough, there’s also a WiFi-enabled version of the car at Frankfurt so you can catch up with work, keep up to date with whatcar.com or, more likely, let your darlings play computer games online.

How does it differ from the C4?
Besides its looks and extra space, Peugeot claims the 5008 will have ‘dynamic road holding’ which isn’t exactly a virtue that springs to mind when you think about the Citroen.

We will, of course, have to wait until we’ve driven the car later in the year to see how successful the company’s suspension jiggery-pokery has been.

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