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Published on April 25th, 2018 | by Amirul Mukminin

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All-New Peugeot 5008 Enters Malaysian Market – RM173,888

Nasim Sdn Bhd today launched the all-new Peugeot 5008 SUV, which makes a smooth transition from its MPV predecessor and breaks new ground as a large 7-seater SUV in the C-segment.

The overall size of the vehicle remains compact at 4,641 mm long and 1,844 mm wide, yet for a spacious C-segment vehicle, the 5008 – though 11 cm longer than its predecessor – is still one of the most conservatively proportioned and its extra length makes it roomier for passengers.

Much like the 308 and the 3008 SUV, the 5008 features the new Efficient Modular Platform (EMP2) that balances between mass, strength, and functionality perfectly on all levels to yield a vehicle weighing only 1,385 kg or 95 kg less than its MPV predecessor – translating to improved efficiency, fuel consumption and driving pleasure.

Inside, apart from the i-Cockpit, the 5008 has it all: a completely redesigned compact steering wheel, an 8-inch Multifunction Colour touchscreen to keep all functions at hand, and a 12.3-inch high-resolution Digital Head-Up Cluster Display that shows the speedometer, odometer, trip-computer, and others with superior graphics, elegant animations and eye-pleasing transitions from one mode to another.

Further embellishing the dashboard are central satin chrome toggle switches for quick access to the main passenger comfort and safety functions: audio, air-conditioning, assistance settings, telephone, apps, and hazard warning lights.

The 5008 SUV is equipped with seven premium leather seats with five different angles of inclination on the second row, in contrast to its predecessor’s option of two. This row also features three-point ISOFIX anchor points and reconfiguration options at the passenger and loading compartments to optimise knee room.

The third row of two extra seats, too, can be folded down flat into the floor with the two covers of the boot floor forming a perfectly flat surface when folded down, and they can also be easily tucked away behind the third-row seats.  The extra seats, which weigh 11 kg each, are easily removable so users can expand boot volume when needed. Adding further to that is a host of accessories such as sockets, boot cover, blinds, ‘aeroplane’ trays on the back of the first row seats, hooks, cup holders and 38 litres of storage space in total.

Its flat, uncluttered volume and low boot sill at 676 mm, in combination with a foldable front passenger seat, provides 1,060 litres of space in 5-seat configuration or 2,042 litres with the second row folded flat – allowing the 5008 SUV to carry especially long loads of up to 3.20 metres. There is a smart hands-free tailgate that opens and closes shut effortlessly with a simple gesture of placing your foot under the rear bumper.

The 5008 is equipped with an arsenal of safety features such as six safety airbags, Advanced Electronic Stability Program, a first-in-its-class Advanced Grip Control with five drive modes selection, Hill Assist Descent Control, Speed Limit Information, Driver Attention Alert and Lane Departure Warning.

Under the hood, the 5008 SUV is equipped with a 1.6 THP engine that produces 165 hp and 240 Nm. With a six-speed automatic transmission sending the output to the front wheels, the vehicle boasts a fuel efficiency of 7.3 litres per 100 km and CO2 emissions as low as 133 g/km.

Other features include Android Auto, Apple Carplay and Mirrorlink connectivity, auto electric parking brake, automatic dual zone air-conditioning, reverse camera with 3 view settings, six speakers with 3D Arkamys sound staging system, driver seat lumbar and height adjustment and flexible 8-way electric driver seat with memory settings.

The 5008 is priced at RM173,888 (on-the-road without insurance). It is offered in four colours namely Emerald Crystal, Amazonite Grey, Nera Black and Pearlescent White. The SUV comes with a five-year manufacturer’s warranty, together with Nasim’s existing 24-hours Peugeot Assistance service and complimentary access to the Naza SkyLounge at Subang Skypark.


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