Nasim Sdn Bhd, the official distributor and custodian for the Peugeot brand in Malaysia, today launched the All-New Peugeot 5008 SUV, a modern automobile that gives users the attractive combination of status, sophisticated technology, impressive practicality and driving emotions.
The All-New Peugeot 5008 SUV makes a smooth transition from its MPV predecessor and breaks new ground as a large, expressive 7-seater SUV in the C-segment. As a new contender in this competitive segment, the All-New Peugeot 5008 SUV breathes new air in this segment with its blend of space and practicality of an MPV and the dynamic appeal of an SUV – meeting expectations of today’s customers.
Speaking at the launch event, Yasser Awan, CEO of Nasim Sdn Bhd, said, “Impressive at first sight is the definitive design appeal of the All-New Peugeot 5008 SUV incorporating an agile driving experience that Peugeots are known for. The All-New 5008 truly stands out from its competitors, thanks to its versatility as an SUV and practicality of an MPV with its 7 seat configuration – combining the best of both worlds.”
Also present at the launch was Dato’ Samson Anand George, Group CEO, Automotive Group, Naza Corporation Holdings Sdn Bhd. “The All-New Peugeot 5008 SUV is engineered with the best features and on-board experience from the French marque, in a spacious and luxurious design. We are positive the arrival of the All-New 5008 SUV will be the catalyst to ensure that Nasim’s sales target of 3,600 units in 2018 is achieved,” said Dato’ Samson.
The overall size of the vehicle remains compact at 4,641mm long and 1,844mm wide, yet for a spacious C-segment vehicle, the All-New Peugeot 5008 SUV – though 11cm longer than its predecessor – is still one of the most conservatively proportioned and its extra length makes it roomier for passengers.
An expressive front-end design with the Lion brand’s marque mirrors the assertive personality of its owner and pride in the brand identity. The finesse of the vehicle’s Advanced Full LED headlamps with sequential scrolling indicators give it a piercing feline gaze whether in day or night, and its striking form is accentuated by a chrome insert on the front wings that extend to the headlights, in a nod to Peugeot’s concept car – the HX1.
At the rear, the raised body line and chromed roof arc trim finishes elegantly at the quarter panel, giving off a more aerodynamic design profile that is further complemented by Peugeot’s signature three-claw LED rear lights. An extra-wide tailgate and low boot sill also hints at just how spacious the boot is.
The suave All-New Peugeot 5008 SUV is fitted with 18-inch alloy Los Angeles wheels with two-tone diamond finish, and stainless steel roof and prominent black wheel arches lend a subtle blend of character and sophistication to the vehicle contours.
Much like its siblings the 308 and the 3008 SUV, the All-New Peugeot 5008 SUV features the new Efficient Modular Platform (EMP2) that balances between mass, strength, and functionality perfectly on all levels to yield a vehicle weighing only 1,385kg or 95 kg less than its MPV predecessor – translating to improved efficiency, fuel consumption and driving pleasure.
The interior is an invitation to take a seat and enjoy a special experience travelling in comfort, serenity, and luxury. The almost futuristic-looking Peugeot i-Cockpit® would be hard to miss – the French marque’s very own intuitive interior architecture receives an update on the All-New Peugeot 5008 SUV, which puts the driver at centre stage and offers a high-end driving experience that both surprises and delights. It has it all: an unobtrusive and completely redesigned compact steering wheel for greater character, an 8-inch Multifunction Colour touchscreen to keep all functions at hand, and a spectacular 12.3-inch high-resolution Digital Head-Up Cluster Display that shows the speedometer, odometer, trip-computer, and others with superior graphics, elegant animations and eye-pleasing transitions from one mode to another.
Further embellishing the dashboard are central satin chrome ‘Toggle Switches’ for quick access to the main passenger comfort and safety functions: audio, air-conditioning, assistance settings, telephone, apps, and hazard warning lights. More refined, advanced and connected than before, the latest Peugeot i-Cockpit® offers more emotional satisfaction and customisation.
This on-board experience is also enhanced by interior details that greatly magnify perceived quality and the prestige of the passenger compartment. The new electric impulse gear control with paddle shift exemplifies the modern elegance of the interior through the meticulous selection of material like leather and chrome – embodying a masterful design with a warm soul.
Passenger comfort gets an upgrade as the All-New 5008 SUV is equipped with seven premium leather seats for everyone on-board and now offers five different angles of inclination on the second row, in contrast to its predecessor’s option of two. This row also features three-point ISOFIX anchor points and reconfiguration options at the passenger and loading compartments to optimise knee room.
Volume and versatility continues to be evident in the All-New 5008 SUV. The third row of two extra seats, too, can be folded down flat into the floor with the two covers of the boot floor forming a perfectly flat surface when folded down, and they can also be easily tucked away behind the third-row seats.
Peugeot engineers were inspired to take the vehicle’s clever design up a notch by making the extra seats easily removable. Their modest weight at under 11kg and a single control make them easy to extract, so users can expand boot volume when needed.
Adding further to that is a host of accessories such as sockets, boot cover, blinds, ‘aeroplane’ trays on the back of the first row seats, hooks, cup holders and 38 litres of storage space in total (distributed throughout the passenger compartment) for a much greater on-board experience.
Epitomising the luxury of space in a versatile SUV, the All-New 5008 SUV owns up to its name with its class-leading boot capacity and intelligent storage solutions. Its flat, uncluttered volume and low boot sill at 676 mm, in combination with a foldable front passenger seat, provides from 1,060 litre space in 5-seat configuration or 2,042 litres with 2nd row folded flat – allowing the All-New 5008 SUV to carry especially long loads of up to 3.20 metres.
The All-New 5008 SUV continues to surprise with a practical motorised smart hands-free tailgate that opens and closes shut effortlessly when activated – just with a simple gesture of placing your foot under the rear bumper.
Drivers can rely on a wide selection of driving assistance systems to fully appreciate the agility of the All-New 5008 SUV. Cutting-edge Advanced Driver Assistance Systems make driving even safer with an arsenal of safety features such as 6 safety airbags, Advanced Electronic Stability Program, a first-in-its-class Advanced Grip Control with 5 drive modes selection, Hill Assist Descent Control, Speed Limit Information, Driver Attention Alert and Lane Departure Warning.
Drivers at the wheel will feel more confident when travelling downhill on steep slopes with the help of Hill Assist Descent Control (HADC), which takes the vehicle safely down steep gradients of at least 5 degrees, leaving nothing to chance. It innovates through its ability to maintain a very low descent speed of 3 km/h, preserving safety and control in the most potentially unnerving situations. Altogether, these neat features reinforce the All-New 5008 SUV’s five-star rating from EURO NCAP.
2 emissions as low as 133g/km.
Other features include Android Auto, Apple Carplay and Mirrorlink connectivity, auto electric parking brake, automatic dual zone air-conditioning, reverse camera with 3 view settings, six speakers with 3D Arkamys sound staging system, driver seat lumbar and height adjustment and flexible 8-way electric driver seat with memory settings. The ergonomic high-seating position especially gives a feeling of safety and security by increasing the visibility of the open road.
Despite only being launched at selected markets worldwide in January, the All-New Peugeot 5008 SUV has gained global recognition and swept aside the established competition in the SUV segment to win the inaugural ‘SUV of the Year’ at the 2018 CCT100 awards and ‘Best Large SUV’ at the 2018 What Car? Awards, beating stiff competition to land a spot amongst the most prestigious SUVs.
Offered in four distinctive colours Emerald Crystal, Amazonite Grey, Nera Black and Pearlescent White, the All-New 5008 SUV is currently on display in showrooms nationwide. The on-the-road price without insurance is RM173,888 in Peninsular Malaysia.
Parallel with Peugeot’s distinguished standards and to provide the best ownership experience for its customers, the All-New Peugeot 5008 SUV comes with a five-year manufacturer’s warranty, together with Nasim’s existing 24-hours Peugeot Assistance service and complimentary access to ‘SkyLounge by Naza’ at Subang Skypark.