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Peugeot 5008 SUV 2.0L BlueHDi EAT8 180: Sail On Through

A week on the Island of Anglesey in North Wales, should provide the 5008 GT with ample opportunity to impress, especially once filled to bursting with holiday clothing and equipment and will show once and for all if it can indeed provide a journey that leaves you wanting for nothing. 

A boot offering  952 litres of storage up to the parcel shelf and a potential 2,150 litres there really is no excuse for being unable to pack all of that you may require. Indeed, for the average family holiday there should be no problems at all cramming suitcases, body boards and associated beach paraphernalia into the 5008’s capacious rear. Upfront you’re also catered for with cubby-holes, pockets and clever storage solutions. Lovely.

You’ve also got Peugeot’s i-Cockpit® where each iteration of the dash improves upon the previous so that what we have now is a configurable 12.3″ head-up digital instrument panel which is a thoroughly well developed and user friendly piece of kit. You’ve got a fully customisable series of settings which allow you to display exactly the information you need directly ahead of yourself. The beauty of Peugeot’s i-Cockpit® is in it’s positioning directly in the eye line of the driver, meaning that you can keep glancing at your speed without looking away from the road itself.

Then there’s the driving itself. With a seating position benefiting from the usual SUV plus points of height and accompanying visual range you’re already one step ahead of the game. Strong lines of site allow for excellent views through traffic or country lanes giving you that crucial advantage when it comes to planning your next move or anticipating other cars’ activity. Just what you need when exploring the smaller roads criss crossing Anglesey’s interior.

On the motorway linking Britain to it’s Welsh neighbour, the Peugeot offers a driving experience that is simplicity itself. Set the adaptive cruise control to 70mph and just let the accomplished 5008 GT do what it does best, keeping up with the traffic and making excellent progress. A quiet and comfortable cabin offers you everything you would expect in 2019 whilst the Peugeot’s 8.0″ capacitive touchscreen allows access to the Automatic dual zone climate control, DAB Radio, Bluetooth music streaming and calls, Mirror Screen®: (Apple CarPlayTM, Android Auto and MirrorLink®) and Connected 3D navigation: includes TomTom® Live updates keep you occupied.

It’s when you get off the motorway though that this Peugeot SUV really starts to entertain. You know you’re in for some fun once Thomas Telford’s Menai Suspension Bridge (opened on 30th Jan 1826) appears on the horizon as this signals an end to traffic and frustration and represents the doorway to adventure. Why? Head out on the A5025, Pentraeth Road and you’re immediately transported to a rare driving experience due to a lack of traffic and a stretch of tarmac that follows the contours and elevation changes of the local topography providing the 5008 with an opportunity to shine.

Using the 5008’s 177 bhp @ 3750 rpm provided by it’s 1997cc, 8 speed diesel power plant and an impressive 295 lb/ft torque accessed low down at just 2000 rpm means that the Peugeot has a rather surprising turn of speed whilst also offering up to 58.9 mpg. And with the benefit of a smooth and intelligent automatic gearbox, the Peugeot is able to access it’s power exactly when and where it is needed.

Overall, the 5008 GT is a more than worthy addition to Peugeot’s SUV range as it’s a thoroughly modern, efficient, practical and good looking SUV. One that also offers up to seven seats when necessary. The best bit? You can have an entry level car on your drive from only £26,259 and that is a bargain.

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Peugeot 5008 SUV 2.0L BlueHDi EAT8 180: Wasn’t Born To Follow

Peugeot say the following about their all-new 5008 SUV: The ultimate in SUV luxury, any journey no matter the distance will leave you wanting for nothing. Which I think you’ll agree, is a very bold statement. But think back to the 2008 and 3008, for anyone fortunate enough to have experienced either of these two family motors you’ll realise that Peugeot have every reason to be confident with the 5008. Success breeds success and all that. Indeed, MotorMartin was confident enough regarding the impressive 3008 SUV to state: I have driven the future and it is a Peugeot 3008. Equally bold then.

So what does this preamble mean for the latest addition to Peugeot’s growing SUV department? Quite simply that this 5008 needs to be good, better make that exceptionally good if it is not to become overshadowed by the already excellent, if slightly smaller 3008.

A week on the Island of Anglesey in North Wales, should provide the 5008 GT with ample opportunity to impress, especially once filled to bursting with holiday clothing and equipment and will show once and for all if it can indeed provide a journey that leaves you wanting for nothing. 

With a boot offering  952 litres of storage up to the parcel shelf, rising to a potential 2,150 litres with the middle row seats lowered, loading to the roof, using the underfloor storage, there really is no excuse for being unable to pack all of that you may require. Indeed, for the average family holiday there should be no problems at all cramming suitcases, body boards and associated beach paraphernalia into the 5008’s capacious rear. Upfront you’re also catered for with a plethora of cubby-holes, pockets and clever storage solutions, far more than most people should ever need (many of which are flock lined.) And then there’s perhaps my favourite clever piece of kit, the wireless charging mat for your smartphone, a feature once sampled, forever missed.

What else then can point towards Peugeot’s commitment to providing the potential purchaser with The ultimate in SUV luxury? Now when I think of luxury, my mind often wanders towards a relaxing massage, comfortable ambience and a delightful scent. No really… It therefore came as quite a surprise to find that I’m not the only one as those clever folk down in the depths of the PSA Group’s R & D department also define luxury in those terms. Once you, the driver, have adjusted the seat and steering to the required positions you can start to play around with the huge variety of settings on offer. Ambient lighting, different cabin scents, seat heating and a multi point massage function mix beautifully with the Nappa Mistral full grain leather trim to provide both comfort aplenty and support. A job well done in MotorMartin’s opinion.

Now comes the clever part though. If you’ve been exploring the outer reaches of civilisation or have not had access to printed or digital media of late, then you may not be aware of Peugeot’s innovative i-Cockpit® and the impact it’s had on their currant range. Each iteration of the dash appears to improve upon the previous so that what we have now is a configurable 12.3″ head-up digital instrument panel which is a thoroughly well developed and user friendly piece of kit. You’ve got a fully customisable series of settings which allow you to display exactly the information you need directly ahead of yourself. The beauty of Peugeot’s i-Cockpit® is in it’s positioning directly in the eye line of the driver, meaning that you can keep glancing at your speed without looking away from the road itself. Excellent.

And then there’s the driving experience itself. With a seating position benefiting from the usual SUV plus points of height and accompanying visual range you’re already one step ahead of the game. Strong lines of site allow for excellent views through traffic or country lanes giving you that crucial advantage when it comes to planning your next move or anticipating other cars’ activity. Just what you need when exploring the smaller roads criss crossing Anglesey’s interior.

On the motorway linking Britain to it’s Welsh neighbour, the Peugeot offers a driving experience that is simplicity itself. Set the adaptive cruise control to 70mph and just let the accomplished 5008 GT do what it does best, keeping up with the traffic and making excellent progress. The miles simply disappear. A quiet and comfortable cabin offers you everything you would expect in 2018 whilst the Peugeot’s 8.0″ capacitive touchscreen allows access to the Automatic dual zone climate control, DAB Radio, Bluetooth music streaming and calls, Mirror Screen®: (Apple CarPlayTM, Android Auto and MirrorLink®) and Connected 3D navigation: includes TomTom® Live updates keep you occupied.

It’s when you get off the motorway though that this Peugeot SUV really starts to surprise and entertain. You know you’re in for some fun once Thomas Telford’s incredible Menai Suspension Bridge (opened on 30th Jan 1826) appears on the horizon as this signals an end to traffic and frustration and represents the doorway to adventure. Why? Head out on the A5025, Pentraeth Road and you’re immediately transported to a driving experience of twenty or so years ago, a lack of traffic and a stretch of tarmac that follows the contours and elevation changes of the local topography provides the 5008 with an opportunity to shine.

The 5008 SUV’s Compact multi-function steering wheel comes into it’s own away from the motorway as it offers the driver a clear view of the car’s instruments as well as, in Peugeot’s words, providing heightened responses and improved agility in the corners. What this means out in the real world is that you have a good sized family car that can also be hustled along as and when necessary. It’s no 308 GTi By Peugeot Sport but it’s certainly impressive nonetheless. Keep things smooth and the Peugeot’s suspension keeps everything on the straight and narrow offering good control and feedback through the steering as well as communicating to the driver the levels of grip available. It really is the best of both worlds as you’ve got a family size SUV that can transport you, your family and associated paraphernalia across this green and pleasant land of ours and then when you arrive, there’s fun to be had.

Using the 5008’s 177 bhp @ 3750 rpm provided by it’s 1997cc, 8 speed diesel power plant and an impressive 295 lb/ft torque accessed low down at just 2000 rpm means that the Peugeot has a rather surprising turn of speed whilst also offering up to 58.9 mpg. And with the benefit of a smooth and intelligent automatic gearbox, the Peugeot is able to access it’s power exactly when and where it is needed.

Overall, the 5008 GT is a more than worthy addition to Peugeot’s SUV range and continues the good work started by both the 2008 and 3008. What you now have is a choice of model that best fits you and your family and all with the knowledge that whichever you choose, you’re getting a thoroughly modern, efficient, practical and good looking SUV. One that also offers up to seven seats when necessary. The best bit? You can have an entry level car on your drive from only £26,259 and that is a bargain.

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News: PEUGEOT MAKES LUXURY AFFORDABLE ON 3008 AND ALL-NEW 5008 SUVS WITH THE INTRODUCTION OF ‘GT LINE PREMIUM’ TRIM LEVEL

PEUGEOT’s 3008 SUV and all-new 5008 SUV are set to boast even greater appeal, PEUGEOT say, with the introduction of a new ‘GT Line Premium’ trim on both models.

Combining the versatility of the ‘GT Line’ trim and the luxury of its range-topping ‘GT’ specification, PEUGEOT have Explained to MotorMartin that their all-new ‘GT Line Premium’ represents another tempting proposition for customers looking to make the most of the feature-rich 3008 and all-new 5008 SUVs.

With diversity of engine choice at the forefront of the ‘GT Line Premium’, the all-new specification will boast a total of five engines available to spec on the two models.

Ranging from the entry-level 1.2L PureTech 130 S&S engine, available OTR at £28,590 for the 3008 and £30,565 for the 5008, to the 2.0L BlueHDi 150 S&S, customers will be able to tailor their PEUGEOT SUV to their exacting needs.

Flaunting the most luxurious touches found on the ‘GT’, the enhanced ‘GT Line Premium’ specification offers a tranche of advanced technology features, including PEUGEOT Open and Go, its keyless entry and push button start functionality, and its foot-operated smart electric tailgate.

Designed to enhance comfort, the ‘GT Line Premium’ also boasts a driver seat multi-point massage function, driver and front passenger seat heating and a breath-taking panoramic opening glass roof flanked by blue ambient lighting, whilst 19” ‘Washington’ two-tone diamond-cut alloy wheels add to the enhanced design.

The new ‘GT Line Premium’ trim level on the 3008 SUV and all-new 5008 SUV is available to order now.

Mark Pickles, Marketing Director at PEUGEOT UK, commented to MotorMartin that: “From what we have seen of the impressive sales to date and recognition at industry awards, people are attracted by the diversity and quality of both the PEUGEOT 3008 SUV and all-new 5008 SUV. The broad range of features available on these two models have made them the astounding success they are and we want to ensure any customer can experience that.”

“By adding an all-new trim level that incorporates some of the most popular features at a competitive price – and with a host of engine choices available – we’re confident that the ‘GT Line Premium’ will be a real crowd-pleaser for 2018.”

With the total equipment on the all-new trim level individually valued at £2,720, its pricing at just £2,125 and £1,850 over an equivalent 3008 SUV and 5008 SUV ‘GT Line’ specification respectively ensures the ‘GT Line Premium’ will present a feature-rich but affordable proposition to customers.

To learn more about PEUGEOT’s full SUV range, MotorMartin can certainly recommend you visit www.peugeot.co.uk

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News: ALL-NEW PEUGEOT 3008 SUV DOES THE DOUBLE AND WINS BEST SUV AT CARBUYER BEST CAR AWARDS 2018

It gives MotorMartin great pleasure to announce that the all-new PEUGEOT 3008 SUV has scooped the Best SUV award at the Carbuyer Best Car Awards 2018 for the second year in a row, as well as clinching first place in two other awards categories.

The award winning all-new 3008 SUV impressed the judging panel which praised the SUV for its excellent drive, premium design and impressive interior, particularly highlighting its state of the art PEUGEOT i-Cockpit®. The technology that makes up the i-Cockpit® offers a more intuitive and engaging driving experience, with a compact multi-function steering wheel, 12.3” head-up digital instrument display and 8.0” capacitive touchscreen with Mirror Screen® functionality comprising of Android Auto, Apple CarPlay™ and Mirror Link®.

It’s been explained to MotorMartin that the good news continued at the Carbuyer Car Tech Awards 2018 where the all-new 3008 SUV’s satellite navigation system was awarded the highly commended prize in the Best Sat Nav category.

With the addition of these four prestigious accolades, the all-new 3008 SUV has now won 25 awards since its launch. Following the European start of sales in October 2017 it has sold over 278,000 vehicles globally and over 18,000 vehicles in the UK since January 2017. The most popular trim level is its Allure

Stuart Milne, Editor at Carbuyer, shared with MotorMartin that: “In a market crammed with great models, it takes something truly special to stand out in the SUV market, and that’s what the all-new PEUGEOT 3008 SUV does with style and grace.”

“Its interior is a real highlight, with a genuine concept-car look and feel and a standard-fit i-Cockpit® digital instrument display. The all-new 3008 SUV is superbly practical, comfortable and safe, too. It also features a range of efficient engines that keep running costs down, while still remaining an excellent car to drive.”

David Peel, Managing Director at PEUGEOT UK, confirmed to MotorMartin: “For the all-new PEUGEOT 3008 SUV to be awarded the Best SUV for a second year in a row is an incredible achievement. In a sector that has fierce competition, the all-new 3008 SUV yet again proved itself with a combination of practicality, refinement and high quality design.”

“We’d like to thank Carbuyer for the Best 4×4 & SUVs award and the Most Economical SUV award which have both also been given to the all-new PEUGEOT 3008 SUV this year.”

For those that don’t know, the Carbuyer Awards recognise the best cars in the top 20 most popular car categories, as searched for by Carbuyer.co.uk users. The expert reviews team then narrow down the shortlist to arrive at a category winner where the all-new PEUGEOT 3008 SUV took four awards.

The all-new PEUGEOT 3008 SUV can be fully configured and ordered using PEUGEOT’s industry leading ‘Order Online’ facility at www.peugeot.co.uk and could just be the best decision you can make.

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News: ENHANCING AN ICON: PEUGEOT UK APPRENTICES RENOVATE 205 GTI WITH APLOMB

Whilst writing for BlackTopMedia recently, reminiscing about the iconic Peugeot 205 GTi and its impact on a rather more youthful MotorMartin, it seemed rather appropriate that Peugeot chose that moment to get in contact with the news that back in 2013, PEUGEOT UK set its apprentices a challenge to develop their skills and to gain experience beyond the brand’s current model line-up by asking them to choose a historic model to restore and enhance. The choice wasn’t a surprise, and despite the car in question being 30 years old and a model from their parent’s generation, the unanimous decision saw one of PEUGEOT’s most iconic vehicles return to the UK headquarters; the PEUGEOT 205 GTi.

Peugeot have shared with MotorMartin that with the car found and delivered, the apprentices were quick to suggest ideas for the restoration. Performance was a focal point for the widely-celebrated hot hatch, with some keen to make a track-ready example. However, it was decided, correctly in MotorMartin’s opinion, to take the car back to its roots and create as close-to-original example of the car as possible, but with a twist to really push the skills of the team. Overall, the project took two years to complete, with every PEUGEOT UK apprentice during this time being involved in the project.

Initially, the apprentices systematically stripped the vehicle, labelling every component, ready for the body shop to start the body and paint repairs. Then, they overhauled the running gear during their training weeks, ready for it to be re-installed into the car.

During this process, adding more performance was debated and a more powerful PEUGEOT 1.9-litre petrol Mi16 engine was introduced to the project. Over the next two years, the car was meticulously rebuilt piece by piece to a condition worthy of the original specification.

Rather incredibly, this included the PEUGEOT Mi16 engine with factory fuel injection, an ITG intake kit, 4-2-1 stainless steel exhaust manifold and Mongoose stainless steel exhaust. Handling was improved with new brakes, with stainless steel braided flexi-hoses for better feel and performance, while Bilstein shock absorbers and springs have brought the original models legendary handling back to life. A new rear beam was also fitted at standard ride height and occupants sit in fully refurbished and reupholstered seats. The entire car is finished in its original Sorrento Green paintwork with all parts either being restored or replaced with original parts direct from PEUGEOT. And what an absolutely stunning job these apprentices have done over the last couple of years.

The project was recently completed with apprentice Dan Cook being personally involved with the build. Peugeot have explained to MotorMartin that he was a real driving force in the project, engaged with not only repairing and sourcing parts for the project but offering his own time in the evenings while on training. His passion for the car motivated not only the staff but the other apprentices to get involved.

Unsurprisingly for such a skilled and dedicated individual, Dan went on to win the PEUGEOT Apprentice of the Year competition in 2015 and recently became the youngest qualified Master Technician in the PEUGEOT network. However, Dan still regularly visits the Academy and speaks about his experience of the build.

With this particular Peugeot GTi being finished to such a high standard, it’s easy to understand why the finished car has remained popular since completion, attracting the interest of new apprentices joining the programme, turning the heads of members of the public and even gaining the interest of senior managers and Dealer Principals, who all reminisce of the days when this now historic model was new. Indeed, you can follow MotorMartin’s companion piece to this story by clicking here, which takes a more personal view of the late eighties most popular hot hatches, of which the Peugeot 205 GTi was up there as one of the very best.

Jason Giblett, Apprentice Programme Manager, informed MotorMartin that; “The 205 GTi is an important car in the rich history of PEUGEOT. Every apprentice knew this when working on the car and although the model has fun and performance in its DNA, the apprentices had a real challenge bringing one of the best driver’s cars back to perfect condition. Having driven the car, I have to say this isn’t just one of the best 205 GTis I’ve driven, it is one of the best cars I have driven! My congratulations go to all involved, I can’t wait to see what the next apprentices will create, but they have a very tough act to follow.”

Jason Giblett would appear to have hit the nail on the head here when he says that it’s not just the best 205 GTi he’s driven, but one of the best cars full stop.

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