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New Peugeot E-5008 on its way to sit atop the Peugeot range

The next-generation 5008 will come with a variety of powertrains, including an all-electric E-5008

Peugeot’s electrification plans will ramp-up further this year as we’ll see an all-electric seven-seat SUV in the form of the new E-5008. We’ve caught it testing for the first time and we can already highlight plenty of key design details. 

With the likes of the E-208, E-2008, E-308 and its van-based EVs - the E-Rifter and E-Traveller, Peugeot already has quite a few electric cars in its stable. The most recent addition was the E-3008, which introduced the firm’s all-important STLA Medium platform. It’s this architecture that is expected to underpin the new Peugeot E-5008 SUV, which means we already have an idea as to the range-topper’s capabilities. 

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The E-5008 should come with the same selection of batteries as the E-3008. That means a 73kWh unit to kick off the range with a single electric motor on the front axle providing 207bhp and 343Nm of torque to the front wheels. In the E-3008 this battery allows for up to 326 miles of range, but given the extra size and weight of the E-5008 we expect this figure to decrease somewhat.  

A 98kWh battery will soon come to the E-3008 and may be available from the launch of the larger E-5008 model. This will extend the E-3008’s range to 435 miles, so we expect the E-5008 will sit around the 400-mile mark. We also expect to see an all-wheel drive variant with a dual-motor powertrain producing 315bhp for the E-3008, whether or not this sportier layout will arrive on the more family-orientated E-5008 remains to be seen. 

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The STLA Medium platform also allows for petrol and hybrid powertrains and we should see these variants of the 5008 arrive soon. As evidenced by the E-3008, it’s clear Peugeot wants to launch its new STLA-based cars with all-electric power first, however. 

As for design, this is the first time we’ve caught the E-5008 testing and despite the camouflage, some clear stylistic elements are visible. The thin headlight signature that appeared on the new E-3008 will be used on the E-5008 and while hidden here, the three-stripe ‘tiger claw’ light signature will surely feature too. 

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While the front end looks quite bulky, the side profile shows a rather rakish windscreen angle (to help with aerodynamic efficiency) and there are some aero-optimised wheel trims too. To the rear, just one LED strip is on show, but it’s almost certain the E-5008 will come with a similar three-stripe design as seen on the new E-3008. 

We have a slight glimpse of the E-5008’s interior in the latest images and it’s no surprise to see Peugeot’s new 21-inch panoramic screen sitting on top of the dash. We should also see Peugeot’s new version of its ‘i-Toggle’ shortcut buttons on the dash and a typically small steering wheel as part of the firm’s ‘i-Cockpit’ interior layout. Creating a point of difference between the E-3008 and the E-5008 will be the larger car’s seven-seat layout, making it a rival for the likes of the Mercedes EQB and Volkswagen ID. Buzz.

With the smaller E-3008 starting from £45,850, the E-5008 is likely to sit over £50,000 for the entry-level models, moving closer to the £60,000 mark for the range-topping versions. 

Peugeot recently announced that the E-5008 will launch this year during its announcement of the firm’s Allure Care 8-year warranty for the E-3008. That cover extends to the E-3008’s “electric motor, charging system, powertrain, and electrical and mechanical components for up to eight years or 100,000 miles”. While there was no mention of the E-5008 getting the same cover, given that it’ll use the same mechanicals as the E-3008 it seems likely it’ll be offered with Peugeot’s longer warranty. 

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A keen petrol-head, Alastair Crooks has a degree in journalism and worked as a car salesman for a variety of manufacturers before joining Auto Express in Spring 2019 as a Content Editor. Now, as our senior news reporter, his daily duties involve tracking down the latest news and writing reviews.

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