Update: ‘Next-gen Peugeot 5008 to continue offering combustion engine choices’ section updated.
The Peugeot 5008, the French carmaker’s flagship SUV, presently stands out in the Peugeot range as the only SUV model sold sans a hybrid powertrain. However, with the upcoming third-generation 5008, the French automaker hopes to not only address the issue but also introduce a Peugeot E-5008.
Peugeot E-5008 Design & Interior
Peugeot’s former design chief Gilles Vidal (now design director at Renault) had told AutoExpress in 2020 that the third generation 5008 will prioritize practicality, moving towards a squarish design that will still look “amazing.” Because the 5008 is also sold in China, where rear-seat legroom is prioritized, the five-seat variant’s rear seats may be moved back to optimize legroom, even if it compromises boot space.
Vidal hinted that Peugeot would design a more practical 5008 in the next generation while retaining the visual appeal. The electric model’s interior should have hints of the Peugeot Inception Concept from CES 2023. Peugeot has said that it will start using the new design language seen in the Inception Concept in production models beginning in 2025, so if not initially, later in its lifecycle, say during the mid-life facelift, the E-5008 should align with the new design language.
The E-5008 should feature a new dashboard design. We expect it to be a sleek panel that has sharp lines and discreetly integrates compact AC vents and new design switches. The electric SUV may have a flat floor and plenty of storage space in the center console.
The E-5008 will likely feature a new-generation i-Cockpit that’s more driver-focused, less obstructive, and includes the STLA Smart Cockpit technology platform. It should consist of a new instrument cluster, an infotainment system with a tablet-type touchscreen, and a rectangular steering wheel.
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Instead of a traditional mechanical link, a steer-by-wire system could connect the steering wheel and the wheels. Steer-by-wire system is more responsive and precise. Moreover, it makes driving more comfortable, as vibrations don’t pass to the steering wheel.
Peugeot E-5008 Electric Specifications
The Peugeot e-5008 will be built on the STLA Medium (formerly eVMP platform), which will debut in the Peugeot E-3008. Products based on the STLA Medium will have a range of up to 440 miles (700 km) and battery capacities ranging from 87 kWh to 104 kWh, which will be extended to other brands in the group, from the premium DS and successors to Alfa Romeo’s Giulia and Stelvio.
Peugeot may use a dual-motor AWD drivetrain for its top-of-the-line GT range of the E-5008. The 5008 GT relies on visual distinguishers (GT emblems, black roof, chrome trims, and twin exhaust effect, and larger alloy wheels) to stand out. The entry-level E-5008 variants are likely to come with a single-motor set-up with around 125 kW, and the most range-focused configuration could offer around 350 miles (563 km) on a single charge in the WLTP cycle.
As Stellantis intends to develop a common microprocessor and inverter for all STLA platforms (STLA Small, Medium, and Large), capable of running at 400V and 800V and delivering up to 350 kW of charging speeds, the E-5008 AWD should be able to compete with rivals from South Korea and China at the charging station.
Next-gen Peugeot 5008 also gets combustion engines
According to a report on Largus.fr from January 2022, the next-generation 5008 is codenamed Peugeot P74 and is expected to be available in five- and seven-seat configurations. As per the report, Stellantis will ensure that the P74 5008 has at least two hybrid options, in sync with its plans of offering an EV and a hybrid variant. The hybrid ensures that climate-conscious customers skeptical about pure electrics have an alternative drivetrain option to choose from.
The PHEV will likely be a 1.6-liter variant, while Peugeot will position a 5008 mild-hybrid with a 1.2-liter PureTech engine in a lower price segment. Peugeot is likely to pull the plug on the 5008 with the diesel engine in the future.
By June 2023, Stellantis plans to launch a mild-hybrid variant of the second-gen Peugeot 5008 in Europe, which indicates the company is not planning to stop selling the ICE 5008 anytime soon. Marketed as Peugeot 5008 Hybrid, the mild-hybrid variant has the 1.2-liter PureTech engine, a 6-speed dual-clutch gearbox with a permanent magnet synchronous motor built into it, a 48-volt belt-starter, and a 48-volt lithium-ion battery pack.
The turbocharged three-cylinder gas engine produces 100 kW (134 hp) at 5,500 rpm and 230 Nm (170 lb.-ft.) of torque at 1,750 rpm. The electric motor generates 21 kW (28 hp) and 55 Nm (51 lb.-ft.) of torque. The lithium-ion battery pack, installed under the front seat, has 0.898 kWh of energy storage capacity. The mild-hybrid system gives the large SUV a low CO2 emissions rating of 128 g/km.
Production & Release Date
The E-3008 will be the first car launched with the new state of the art STLA Medium platform, E-5008 following shortly after.Peugeot’s electrification announcement on 26 January 2023
The next-generation 3008 and 5008 will be manufactured at the Stellantis Sochaux plant in France. The company is investing EUR 200 million (USD 219 million) in updating the manufacturing line in preparation for STLA Medium vehicles.
On January 26, 2023, Stellantis announced that the Peugeot E-5008 will follow shortly after the Peugeot E-3008, which it plans to reveal in H2 2023. In its report filed in January 2023, French publication L’argus expects the next-gen 5008 to launch in August 2024. We’re expecting the electric and combustion-powered 5008 to launch in the same window.
The E-3008 and E-5008 will be among five new Peugeot EVs coming to the market in two years, with the other three being the E-308 and E-308 SW which debuted in 2022 and the upcoming E-408.
The Peugeot E-5008 should be among Europe’s first electric three-row SUV models built for the masses. We expect it to be significantly better in terms of space, performance, safety, and eco-friendliness than today’s 5008. It could be suitable for families and also customers who desire added cargo space, and find the E-3008 a tad small.
Peugeot E-5008 FAQs
What is the Peugeot E-5008 release date?
The Peugeot E-5008 should go on sale in Europe in the second half of 2024.
What will be Peugeot E-5008 price?
Prices of the Peugeot E-5008 in Germany could start at around EUR 50,000 (USD 54,803).
Which models will compete with the Peugeot E-5008?
Kia EV9, Hyundai Ioniq 7, and the Skoda 7S will compete with the E-5008.
Featured image: TopElectricSUV’s rendering of the E-5008 based on the Inception Concept.