Natalie Knight, the Chief Financial Officer of Stellantis, has announced that the eagerly awaited next-generation Peugeot 5008 is scheduled to make its debut in August 2024, with an electric version included in its lineup. This revelation follows Peugeot's earlier confirmation of its plans to introduce an electric version of the 5008 earlier this year.
The upcoming 5008 has been making headlines, with our spy photographers capturing glimpses of the vehicle undergoing testing, both in its internal combustion engine (ICE) guise in August and in electric prototype form in September. Just like its smaller sibling, the Peugeot 3008, the new 5008 will be built on the Stellantis STLA Medium platform, designed to underpin electric vehicles (EVs) offering impressive ranges of up to 435 miles (700 kilometers).
Natalie Knight shared this exciting news with industry analysts while discussing Stellantis' third-quarter financial results. The 5008 holds a special place as one of the key European EV launches planned by the Stellantis group for the year 2024. Joining the 5008 in this exciting lineup will be the e-408, the Fiat 600e, and the Fiat Topolino quadricycle, all set to hit the market next year.
Despite the impending arrival of the next-generation 5008, the current model continues to enjoy popularity among consumers. Notably, by September of this year, a remarkable 34,560 units of the outgoing 5008 had been sold, representing a substantial increase compared to the 26,425 units sold during the same period last year. The Peugeot 5008 has firmly established itself as the fifth best-seller in the midsize/large SUV segment, underlining its significance in Peugeot's portfolio.
While details about the powertrain options of the new 5008 are yet to be officially confirmed, it is expected that the SUV will be offered with both hybrid and battery-electric powertrains. Among the anticipated hybrid options, the 48-volt 1.2-liter PureTech petrol engine, introduced earlier this year in the 3008 and 5008, could be a prominent choice. This turbocharged engine is complemented by an electric motor generating 28 horsepower and 41 lb-ft (55 Nm) of torque, resulting in a combined output of 134 horsepower and 170 lb-ft (230 Nm) of torque. Electric variants, meanwhile, may align with the E-3008, which offers battery packs of 73 kWh and 98 kWh, providing a range of power outputs ranging from 207 to 316 horsepower.
The future of the Peugeot 5008 promises an exciting blend of performance, efficiency, and eco-friendliness, underlining the brand's commitment to electrification in the European automotive market.