Spy photographers have snapped the first shots of the upcoming third-generation Peugeot 5008 crossover during its test run. Although wrapped in camo, it's clear that this next-gen model will offer both traditional combustion and electric powertrain options.

Initially launched in July 2009, the Peugeot 5008 entered the market as a mid-size MPV. An October 2013 refresh brought updated engines and a refreshed external appearance. However, it was in September 2016 that the vehicle transitioned into the mid-size SUV category. While the second-generation 5008 was essentially a seven-seater adaptation of the 3008 crossover, this new third-generation is set to diverge more from its sibling, as indicated by the latest spy shots.

The images in the gallery reveal a test version of the reimagined third-gen 5008. From this first glimpse, it appears that Peugeot intends to maintain the vehicle's boxy architecture, advantageous for maximizing interior space. Concurrently, the brand is in the final stages of developing the related 3008, which is expected to sport a sleeker profile and a more angled roofline.

Unlike its 3008 cousin, the new 5008 doesn't showcase a sloping roofline. Rather, the roof of the vehicle remains largely flat from the A-pillar all the way to the back window. This design choice is intentional, as the 5008 serves as Peugeot's three-row SUV, where adequate headroom for rear passengers is crucial. While it's premature to say if the new model will be bigger than its predecessor, initial spy shots suggest a wheelbase slightly longer than the outgoing model's 2,840 mm (111.8 inches).

Regarding what's powering the prototype, it's not a fully electric vehicle. A closer inspection of the area under the rear bumper reveals an exhaust pipe angled towards the ground, hinting at the likelihood of a diesel powertrain. Should this be confirmed, expect either a 1.5-liter or a 2.0-liter diesel engine. Peugeot has, however, already announced plans for an all-electric 5008 variant, built on the STLA Medium platform and equipped with 87-104 kWh battery packs.

Before the official launch of the 5008, Peugeot plans to first unveil its smaller counterpart, the 3008, with a premiere scheduled for this September. As for the three-row 5008, it's anticipated to make its debut sometime in the middle of the following year.

Source: Motor1

Евгений Ушаков
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