Peugeot 5008 GT Line is the mid-specified variant of the French manufacturer’s 5008 SUV lineup. In a move away from its origins as a MPV, the 5008 GT Line offers a stylish alternative in the full-size SUV segment, with classic French design flair.
There is no shortage of choice when it comes to seven-seat SUVs, but the Peugeot 5008 GT Line proves you don’t necessarily need a big budget or deep pockets for a quality drive. Whilst offering many of the same benefits as most posh-badged luxury SUVs (such as the Audi Q7 and Volvo XC90), including a lofty driving position, classy interior and top-rated safety provisions.
The Peugeot 5008 GT Line represents excellent value in terms of equipment and pricing, with quality and functionality at its core.
A look on the inside
The Peugeot 5008 GT Line boasts a plush and elegant interior design with a mix of attractive woven fabric, soft touch plastics, and classy metallic touches working harmoniously to enhance the ambience, giving it a really upmarket look and distinctly premium feel.
A height-adjustable driver’s seat comes standard, with adjustable lumbar support to make life even more agreeable. Optional upgrades are available, such as full grain leather trim, heated seats, electronic seat positioning and lumbar adjustment, and even a multi-point massage function for the driver.
The French have a definite quirkiness and flair to their designs, and this is the case with the i-Cockpit concept inside the Peugeot 5008 GT Line. The most prominent feature of this unique design is the wraparound dashboard with two high-set configurable screens.
In front of the driver, a 12.3 inch fully digital instrument cluster sits above a compact steering wheel, with the idea being that you view the instrument information above the steering wheel, rather than looking at them through the steering wheel (as is the norm).
A user-friendly 8 inch touchscreen infotainment unit sits on top of the centre console, and in conjunction with seven centrally-located stylish satin-chrome “piano-key” switches, provide easy access to controls like 3D satellite navigation, smartphone connectivity (via Android Auto and Apple CarPlay and MirrorLink) and wireless phone charging.
Spacious and practical
With a seven seat capacity split into three rows, the Peugeot 5008 GT Line makes for an ideal family vehicle with ample head and legroom in the front and middle rows for all but really tall folk. The third-row seats that pop up individually from the boot floor would be best suited to smaller children.
Flexibility in boot space is amazing. You can customise the amount of space by configuring the second and third row seats to cater to your luggage and passenger needs.
Each of the middle row seats are able to slide and recline independently. Folding all rear seats flat will give you a long, extended bay with the capacity of a small van. The front passenger seat can also be folded flat, freeing up the full length of the car for longer items.
The hands-free tailgate can be also opened and closed quickly and effortlessly, simply by placing a foot under the rear bumper, perfect when you have your hands full.
Performance and comfort
The Peugeot 5008 GT Line runs on 1.6-litre turbo petrol engine and six-speed automatic transmission that packs enough punch for most people’s performance needs, and is more than adequate for driving around town. It’s reasonably economical, with a 7.0L/100km combined fuel consumption rating.
Soft and absorbent suspension tackles bumps and potholes with maximum efficacy, and an electronic traction control system can assist in slippery and rougher off-road conditions.
Safe and reliable
The Peugeot 5008 is based on a core structure designed to protect occupants and overlaid with a range of technologies and advanced safety features to ensure the whole family feels safe and secure.
Airbags and three Isofix anchor points for child seats come standard, and the Peugeot 5008 has been awarded a maximum 5 Star ANCAP Safety rating.
A host of active driver assist technologies are included as standard, such as adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, blind spot detection, driver attention alert, and autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection.
Peugeot build and engineering quality are of a high standard, with much improved reliability now similar to that of the more famed Toyota that most would usually associate with.
For peace of mind, each new Peugeot 5008 GT Line comes backed by a 5 year/Unlimited km warranty.
A full-size SUV worthy of consideration
The Peugeot 5008 GT Line is an excellent choice for anyone seeking a modern, practical and stylish full-size SUV. With a premium feel and packed with a list of comprehensive safety and convenience features that rival or exceed some of its much more expensive competitors, the 5008 GT Line is definitely worth a look.
Contact us at Perth City Peugeot today to find out more about the Peugeot 5008 GT Line or arrange for a test drive.