Peugeot has reshuffled its seven-seat 5008 line-up by adding a premium grade and engine tune for 2022, plus factory-backed finance with ‘guaranteed future value’
Peugeot Australia has reshuffled its 5008 line-up for 2022 while introducing Peugeot (and Citroen) Financial Services with the availability of ‘guaranteed future value’ in a bid to attract new buyers to the French marque and capitalise on Australian buyer’s penchant for flagship large SUVs.
The entry-level 5008 GT petrol has been killed off for 2022 and replaced with a more highly specified – but almost $10,000 more expensive – flagship variant called the GT Sport, mirroring the grade strategy of the smaller 2008 and 3008 SUVs.
With a starting price of $61,940 (before on-road costs), the 5008 GT Sport becomes the entry-level grade in the range, sitting just below the GT Diesel at $62,990 (before on-road costs).
As a more compact and premium seven-seat SUV, the 5008 competes with mainstream rivals such as the Skoda Kodiaq and Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace but also premium-brand offerings such as the Mercedes-Benz GLB in Australia.
To justify its hefty price jump, the new GT Sport grade offers a more highly specified interior that includes features that were previously optional (in a ‘premium interior package’) as well as a more powerful engine tune and a more sophisticated transmission.
Peugeot has retained the same 1.6-litre four-cylinder turbo-petrol engine but in a higher state of tune with increased power and torque outputs of 133kW at 5500rpm and 250Nm at 1650rpm respectively (up from 121kW/240Nm).
The six-speed automatic has also been swapped out for the same eight-speed automatic found in the 5008 GT Diesel (and five-seat 3008 GT Sport), with all powertrains sending power to the front wheels exclusively.
While priced cheaper than the GT Diesel, the GT Sport includes more equipment as standard including Nappa leather trim along with heated and eight-way power front seats with a massage function for the driver.
The 5008 GT Sport also includes 19-inch ‘Washington’ alloy wheels, an exterior black pack, a panoramic sunroof, 12.3-inch digital driver’s display and a hands-free power tailgate.
Interior tech consists of a 10.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto that plays music through a 10-speaker Focal sound system.
Peugeot has equipped the seven-seat 5008 with a range of safety features including AEB with pedestrian and cyclist detection, blind-spot monitoring, a 360-degree camera, driver attention monitoring and ISOFIX points across all three seats in the second row.
The 5008 GT Diesel features a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine offering 131kW at 3750rpm 400Nm at 2000rpm, also tied to an eight-speed automatic
The GT Diesel retains the vast majority of the GT Sport’s aforementioned features, however the interior trim reverts to a (still pleasant) combination of synthetic leather and Alcantara.
Nappa leather seats and the sunroof can be added to the 5008 GT Diesel, along with a few other goodies, via a $4990 premium pack.
Peugeots used to enjoy class-leading resale value, though this has faded away over the last 20 years as the ownership experience of some modern offerings (prior to the current generation) failed to live up to the brand’s once-enviable reliability reputation.
In response, Peugeot (and Citroen) has set up a financial services division that most notably features a guaranteed future value (GFV) scheme for businesses and individual buyers.
GFV essentially locks in a minimum buy-back dollar figure for all Peugeots at the end of a specific loan term – though the value is subject to how many kilometres are put on the car during this time and it’s general condition.
Peugeot says its customers will also have the ability to choose a more personalised payment plan with flexible terms, and they will have the ability to upgrade to a new vehicle at the end of the loan, or simply return it.
All prices listed are before on-road costs.
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