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The new Peugeot E-5008 is an all-electric seven-seater with 410 miles of range

Large French EV arrives with a giant screen and a hefty battery. Will also be offered in petrol hybrid form

Published: 20 Mar 2024

This is the new Peugeot E-5008 – a seven-seat SUV that Peugeot says is “the only model in its segment to offer 100 per cent electric mobility for seven passengers with a choice of powertrains”. We think they might have forgotten about the similarly priced, seven-seat Mercedes EQB and GLB, but we’ll let them off because they’re excited about their new car.

Unsurprisingly, it’s quite a good-looking thing. Up front you get Peugeot’s three light claws either side of the new grille, and there are LED lights as standard with fancy Pixel LEDs on the top spec GT trim. It’s chunky and slab-sided from the rear, and the wheel designs are typically excellent.

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All of the old 5008’s chrome has gone too, replaced with Meteor Grey contrast paint higher up and Orbital Black on the lower plastic bits. You can have six different exterior colours too, although two of those are different shades of grey and two more are black and white. Boring.

Still, what’s underneath the E-5008 is fairly interesting. It’s based on the Stellantis STLA-M platform and is offered with three different electric powertrains. The 210 Single Motor is the entry point to the range, with a 73kWh battery offering 311 miles of range. The 230 Long Range Single Motor is next and looks like it could be the pick of the bunch, with a giant 98kWh battery offering up to 410 miles of range (pending WLTP approval). At the top of the tree is the 320 Dual Motor AWD which, as you might have guessed, gets two electric motors and the smaller battery option for presumably around 300 miles of range. Oh, and the numbers in the names display the power output in PS, so you’re looking at 207bhp, 227bhp and 316bhp respectively.

A heat pump is optional to improve efficiency, but all E-5008s will rapid charge at speeds of up to 160kW. Plus, even though it has been designed as an EV first, if you want petrol power there will be a 48-volt mild-hybrid at launch with 134bhp or a more powerful plug-in hybrid in 2025.

Inside you get seating for up to seven people, with the front row getting optional AGR-approved seats (that’s the German campaign for healthier backs) and the middle row able to slide and recline. There’s a big panoramic glass roof too, plus 259 litres of boot space when you’ve got seven seats in place, 748 litres when you fold the rearmost row and 1,815 litres when only the front seats remain standing.

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We’re sure that giant 21in ‘Panoramic i-Cockpit’ display won’t have escaped your attention either. That’s the same as you get in the new E-3008 and includes built-in Chat GPT (eugh) and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto compatibility.

Peugeot says orders for the new 5008 will open in Autumn this year and that cars will be covered by a new 8-year/100,000 warranty.

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