Peugeot E-5008 (Electric) to get twin-motor AWD system [Update]

  • Will be an electric SUV that focuses on space & practicality
  • Kia EV9, Hyundai Ioniq 7 & Skoda 7S (2026) are reckoned as the main competitors
  • Expected to deliver a WLTP range of around 350 miles
  • To arrive in showrooms in 2024 & run alongside the thermal-engined 5008

Update: ‘Peugeot E-5008 Design’ section revised.

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.

Here’s what we know about the future iteration of Peugeot’s utility-focused SUV.

A Reimagined 5008

The Peugeot E-5008 is expected to look a bit different from the current 5008. Peugeot has said that the design of future models will have new proportions that offer more flexibility and freedom of body style. The company will create these cars using a completely new design language. It will even rethink the interior, re-imagining ways of improving aesthetics, comfort, and space.

Peugeot’s former design chief Gilles Vidal (now VP of Design at Renault) had told Auto Express 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.

Peugeot E-5008 Design

Spy shots of the next-gen 5008 indicate that it will have a familiar boxy shape and flattish roof, compromising some style for more space and better visibility. Similarly, large windows and rear-quarter glass panels would ensure the passengers get a great view of the surroundings and don’t feel cramped, especially in the third row. The wheels, at least in the first-ever E-5008 electric variant, expected to feature a nearly identical exterior, are likely to have an offbeat design that helps reduce drag and lets onlookers know they’re seeing an eco-friendly Peugeot.

2024 Peugeot E-5008 (5008 Electric) rendering
Our rendering of the Peugeot E-5008 draws inspiration from the E-3008, sporting a funky design, with the practicality of a long roof.

Front

Our rendering shows the E-5008 featuring a design heavily influenced by the E-3008, especially at the front. Compared to the current 5008, the Peugeot 5008 Electric has a curvier hood for better airflow. Instead of a compact radiator grille, it features a large closed panel with an artistic, 3D pattern and the new Peugeot logo.

A slim black strip positioned above the faux radiator grille wears the 5008 badge, flanked by compact, Pixel LED (adaptive) headlamps housed in a slim, elegant strip. The signature three-claw DRL is present right below the headlamps, giving the vehicle an aggressive look. Split air intakes lie at the bottom of the front bumper, and the electric SUV has vertical side air inlets as well.

Side

The rendered E-5008 has alloy wheels with a technical and geometric design and the new brand logo at the center. Peugeot may use concealed window seals in the doors and avoid using chrome, making the EV sleek and clean. The company may offer an Obsession Blue color that looks blue in certain light conditions and green in others. Other options may include Ingaro Blue, Okenite White, Titanium Grey, Pearl Black, and Artense Grey.

Interior

Vidal had hinted that Peugeot would design a more practical 5008 in the next generation while retaining the visual appeal. The electric model should inherit the brand’s new interior theme, including the Peugeot panoramic i-Cockpit.

Dashboard

The dashboard should blend seamlessly with the door panels so that the front occupants feel as if the interior surrounds them. Like the curved screen, we expect a compact steering wheel with flat top and bottom sections would lie lower than normal, and its central cushion would be isolated from the spokes to make it seem as if it was floating. A 21-inch curved panoramic screen should extend from the left end of the dashboard to the center console. It would integrate an instrument cluster on the left-hand side and a touch-operated infotainment system on the right-hand side.

Infotainment & controls

The central area of the dashboard should have fully customizable touch control buttons called ‘i-Toggle.’ The user will be able to program it for climate, navigation, media, and various other functions. Like the panoramic screen, the center console would have a floating effect. It would be airy and uncluttered to match the interior theme and at the same time offer more storage space. The gears would be operated using buttons located on the right side of the steering wheel.

Steer-by-wire

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. The steering wheel could be a compact unit with controls that can detect the driver’s fingers and activate only when the driver presses them.

Seats & HVAC

AGR (Aktion Gesunder Rücken)-certified front seats with adaptive side bolsters that inflate or deflate as needed to adapt to the occupant’s body shape, ventilation, and massage should allow the driver and front passenger to travel in a great level of comfort. The rear seats should feature heating. An AQS (Air Quality System) will likely constantly monitor the interior air quality and recycle the cabin air when needed.

Peugeot E-5008 Electric Specifications

The Peugeot E-5008 will be built on the STLA Medium (formerly eVMP platform), which debuted in the Peugeot E-3008. The STLA Medium is “BEV-by-design,” meaning it’s an EV-first platform, not a dedicated EV platform. The battery pack of models based on this platform operates at 400 volts, not 800 volts like Hyundai and Kia’s E-GMP-based electric cars. By default, power goes to the front wheels, and a second electric drive module can be added at the rear to create an AWD drivetrain layout.

Peugeot 5008 GT version
The 5008 GT Electric would have specs to match the ‘GT’ emblem, with a twin-motor AWD powertrain. Pictured is the gasoline-powered 5008 GT. Image: Stellantis

Battery, Motor & Range

We expect the E-5008 to come with 73 kWh and 98 kWh NMC battery pack options and a standard heat pump to avoid range losses in the winter. The base variant may have a 210 hp/343 Nm (253 lb.-ft.) front motor and the 73 kWh battery pack. The WLTP range could be around 500 km (311 miles).

The mid-level variant may employ the 210 hp/343 Nm (253 lb.-ft.) front motor and a 110 hp/166 Nm (122 lb.-ft.) rear motor for a combined power of 320 hp and all-wheel drive capability. This variant may also settle for the smaller, 73 kWh battery pack and have a WLTP range of around 500 km (311 miles).

The 320 hp powertrain could also be marketed as the sporty GT trim with visual distinguishers such as GT emblems, black roof, chrome trims, and larger alloy wheels.

The top-end variant will likely pair a 230 hp/343 Nm (253 lb.-ft.) front motor with the 98 kWh battery pack. The bigger battery may allow a higher WLTP range of close to 675 km (419 miles), which could be targeted towards buyers who frequently travel long distances.

Charging

The E-5008 should have an 11 kW three-phase on-board charger as standard, but customers seeking faster home charging will likely be able to opt for a 22 kW three-phase on-board charger. 160 kW will likely be the peak DC charging input, and a 20-80% charging session using a DC charger may take 30 minutes in the standard-range variants, and under 30 minutes in the long-range variant.

Vehicle to Load

The future E-5008 is also expected to offer a V2L (Vehicle to Load) feature, which helps during camping or prolonged power outages, offering owners the option to power appliances for heating and lighting.

Production & Release Date

The next-generation 3008 and 5008 will be manufactured at the Stellantis Sochaux plant in France. The company is investing EUR 200 million (USD 220 million) in updating the manufacturing line in preparation for STLA Medium vehicles.

Stellantis will launch the Peugeot 5008 in Europe in August 2024, followed by the Peugeot 408 in Q4 2024, CFO Natalie Knight revealed during the company’s Q3 2023 earnings conference call on October 31, 2023. Knight then said that she’s very proud of the EVs the company plans to launch in the U.S. in 2024 as well, indicating that the August 2024 and Q4 2024 launch timelines she gave were specifically for the first-ever Peugeot E-5008 and first-ever Peugeot E-408, respectively.

Peugeot EV line-up
By 2025, every Peugeot will be available as an EV. By 2030, Peugeot will become an EV-only company in Europe.

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, E-308 SW, and the upcoming E-408.

TopElectricSUV says

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 apt 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?

We expect the Peugeot E-5008 to 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 54,518).

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