One of the market leaders in premium luxury automobiles, Silver Star Auto Limited (SSAL)will launch three new Peugeot series- the 3008 SUV, 7-seat 5008 SUV and Pick-Up plus Citroen in Accra today.
We take a look at sleek Peugeot 7-seat 5008 SUV
The new Peugeot 5008 has an SUV look that has proven so irresistible to automobile enthusiasts and buyers. If you’re fed up with the uninspiring interior of your current family car, then the futuristic forms and premium atmosphere inside the Peugeot 5008 makes for the perfect upgrade.
As a matter of fact, the quality and passenger space is of quality and very impressive. The driving experience is very pleasurable. There’s quite a bit of body roll and you would never go out to drive your 5008 just for fun, but the comfortable ride makes it more than made up for it.
The 5008 is very quiet at speed. Competitive in the ways that matter to fleet, including emissions, equipment, safety and increasingly residual values – not traditionally a Peugeot strength – the new 5008 treads a path forged by the 2008 and 3008 in particular. It is also a much more stylish and efficient proposition than the cars that came before.
Following market and buyer trends, Peugeot’s seven-seater has shifted from being a people-carrier into a more stylish SUV, giving the French brand the challenge of communicating a significant change in terms of where the car fits into the market; rivals now are the likes of the Nissan X-Trail, Skoda Kodiaq and Volkswagen Tiguan.
With the 7-seat 5008, the extra seats are located in the boot. If you slide the middle row of seats forward they offer a good amount of leg and headroom, and not just for children.
The second row consists of three individual seats and are lovely and spacious with plenty of legroom and most adults will be very comfortable travelling with it. These seats recline and also slide forwards to allow easy access to the rearmost seats and to give extra legroom to those sitting behind.
The Peugeot 7-seat 5008 SUV was designed with families in mind with plenty of large, handy storage areas, big door bins, wide opening doors, great for getting child seats in and out and easy access to the rear seats. Folding the seats is also easy.
Most importantly it didn’t feel like a long seven-seat car. It isn’t as agile as the 3008, but stick the 5008 in ‘Sport’ mode and the experience improves thanks to a sharpening of the throttle response and some more enthusiasm from the automatic transmission.
Overall, the 5008 is a partial seven-seat SUV that seems good value for money. It won’t be a thrilling ride behind the wheel but at least when you are ferrying a gang of kids around you can do it in style and comfort – and the decent amount of rear legroom means they’ll have a harder time kicking the back of your seat.
Whether alone or with passengers, your experience on board the new 7-seater Peugeot 5008 SUV is taken to a whole new level. You’ll surely enjoy beautiful, natural light from the panoramic sunroof in a completely luxurious environment. Relax in the multi-point massage seats, customise your interior ambience with Peugeot i-Cockpit Amplify and enjoy the premium Hi-Fi system by Focal.
Peugeot has optimised the design of the new Peugeot 5008 SUV and streamlined the chassis, body and equipment for even safer and easier driving. Combined with high-performance BlueHDi, PureTech and THPi engines and the EAT6 automatic gearbox, the new Peugeot 5008 SUV signals the arrival of a new era in high-performance SUVs.
A true SUV, the striking new Peugeot 5008 SUV features a raised, horizontal bonnet and a vertical front face to give the car real presence on the road. A prominent grille and feline headlamps with LED daytime running light technology complement the design beautifully.
The striking front face design touches extend right along the side profile, to the rear.
Signature Peugeot design touches include instantly recognisable ‘Claw Effect’ rear LED lights, housed in an upmarket, gloss black cluster connecting strip. Sheer perfection!
Mirror Screen functionality, standard from Active level two models, encompasses Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto technology. With a compatible device you will be able to enjoy key features from your smartphone, mirrored onto the 8.0” capacitive touch screen. In addition to charging via USB, a smartphone charging plate allows wireless inductive charging on the move.
The optional Hi-Fi speaker system, developed by Focal, specialists in acoustics for over 35 years, is designed to provide the most immersive sound in the confines of a car. Complete with ten loudspeakers with a combined 515watt amplification, the system delivers optimum sound quality.
Hill Descent Control is incorporated as part of the Advanced Grip Control® system*. When descending a slope with a gradient of more than 5% and with the vehicle speed below 30kmph, the system works to reduce the risk of slipping. During descent, speed and brake control is maintained, to allow the vehicle to creep down a steep slope in a completely controlled manner.
For a more relaxed drive, enjoy the benefits of the ACC Stop* system, this adaptive cruise control function, regulates the vehicles speed as well as maintaining a set distance to the car in front, requiring fewer driver inputs. The system automatically uses both the brakes and engine braking to regulate the distance behind the car in front, bringing the car to a complete stop if necessary.
The all-new Peugeot 5008 SUV’s PureTech petrol technology delivers unrivalled driving pleasure and high level performance, without compromising on reliability and robustness. The revolutionary 1.2-litre PureTech 130bhp S&S engine was voted International Engine of the Year 2015, 2016 & 2017 in its category* and displays emissions from 117 g/km of CO2. It can be combined with a 6-speed manual or automatic gearbox.
When you choose Peugeot, you can rest easy, safe in the knowledge that your vehicle has been designed and built to give you years of worry free motoring. Our primary aim is to bring you peace of mind motoring. As a Peugeot owner, you can furthermore rely on the customer care services of Silver Star Auto Limited.