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A Brief 2018 Peugeot 5008 Overview
September 19, 2018 Perth City Peugeot
Peugeot 5008

The Peugeot 5008 is now with us, the impact that Peugeot has had on the Australian car buying public has changed for the better since the brand switched to their new importer. Now, we can get a genuine European alternative to the more common Japanese and Korean cars that we see on our roads. More choice seems to be popular, and ever since the 3008 won the European Car of the Year in 2017, it seems that the French carmaker is entering a bright new era. Let’s take a closer look at the 5008 and see what it has to offer the Aussie car buyer.

At a Quick Glance

This is a stylish seven seater that actually looks more like a five seater until you get inside. The cabin design is very fresh, and it is certainly unique when compared to other cars released here. A side effect of the radical design is often a reduction in practicality, this is certainly not the case here, and everything is set out logically. Some drivers may not like the more premium levels of pricing, and the gear shift takes a little time to get used to.

Examining Premium Pricing

Peugeot has high hopes for the 5008 after the success of the 3008. Essentially, the 5008 is a larger version of the 3008 SUV crossover. This is a sexy seven seater that is priced at the premium end of the range. It’s important to understand that in Europe, Peugeot is a mass car manufacturer with broad appeal and that strategy will not work here. In Australia, it’s not economical to import entry level, European models. Our “entry level” cars in Europe would be mid specced offerings, and of course, these would cost more to buy. Essentially, the 5008 may look expensive, but it’s far better equipped than you would expect for the cheapest model.

The Peugeot 5008 Allure

To illustrate the above point, let’s take a look at the “entry level” 5008 Allure sold here. This is a petrol powered front wheel drive model that has plenty of equipment fitted as standard, such as roof rails, automatic headlights, auto wipers, heated electric door mirrors, keyless entry and 18” alloy wheels. When you enter the cabin, you will find three rows of seats covered in man made leather, an 8” touchscreen with navigation, wireless smartphone charging, dual zone climate control and automatic windows. As you move up into the GT range, the additional premium gives you access to far more equipment. As you can see, you get a lot of stuff for your money even with the cheapest 5008 available here.

If they are looking for a Peugeot 5008 for sale, Perth based drivers should get in contact with us at Perth City Peugeot. We have a massive selection of new, ex demo and pre-owned cars available, including the latest Peugeot 5008 SUV crossover models. We would love to invite you to arrange a no obligation test drive with us online, and you can try out the 5008 for yourself. If you need car financing, you will find that our rates are competitive and the repayments will be tailored to suit your requirements. Our sales team members are ready and here to advise you on the latest Peugeot 5008 price, and they would be happy to answer any remaining questions that you may have.