It was only a couple of days ago when Peugeot gave the 3008 a mid-cycle facelift and now it’s doing the same for the slightly larger 5008 crossover featuring third-row seating.
Naturally, the bold front fascia design we saw at the beginning of the week has been applied to the roomier version, which gets the same frameless grille extending underneath the headlights. The LED daytime running lights shaped like fangs stretch all the way down on the bumper to mirror other recent Peugeot models.
As a retro touch, the “5008” badge has been applied on the leading edge of the bonnet, while full LED headlights and taillights are installed on the higher trim levels. The GT and GT Pack models get their own front grille design along with a fresh set of 19-inch alloys in the case of the latter. These two variants can be optionally equipped with a Black Pack bringing an assortment of dark styling accents on the outside.
In the same vein as the 3008, its bigger brother gets the upgraded 10-inch touchscreen for the infotainment system working together with the digital 12.3-inch instrument cluster. In addition, the revised Peugeot 5008 gets a driving mode selector as standard for the models equipped with the automatic transmission. It allows owners to pick from Normal, Sport, and Eco modes. There’s also the Advanced Grip Control optimising traction control with Normal, Snow, Mud, and Sand modes without actually being a 4×4 system.
In terms of tech, there’s everything from adaptive cruise control (with stop and go) to a night vision system, while the suite of safety features includes automatic emergency braking, traffic sign recognition, and lane position assist. Peugeot also throws in some high-end goodies like massaging seats and a 515-watt Focal sound system, along with a dual-pane sunroof and a handsfree tailgate are also available.
Powertrain choices include a three-cylinder 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine with 128 bhp and 230 Newton-metres (170 pound-feet) of torque and a four-cylinder 1.6-litre with 178 bhp and 250 Nm (184 lb-ft). The lesser engine is hooked up to a six-speed manual or an optional eight-speed automatic that comes as standard with the beefier engine.
On the diesel side, the 1.5-litre four-pot delivers 128 bhp and 300 Nm (221 lb-ft) and works with both types of transmissions. Step up to the 2.0-litre diesel and you’ll have access to 178 bhp and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) channelled to the road exclusively through the eight-speed auto.
Not that people shopping in this segment are particularly interested in performance, but the fastest of the bunch is the 178-bhp petrol model with a 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) run in 8.3 seconds and a top speed of 137 mph (220 km/h).
Much like the facelifted 3008, Peugeot will have the revised 5008 on sale in Europe late this year.