First came the updated Peugeot 3008, now comes the updated Peugeot 5008.

    The seven-seat MPV on stilts has been given a makeover in keeping with its 3008 little brother, and will touch down in the first quarter of 2021 with petrol and diesel power.

    Unlike the 3008, the seven-seat 5008 won’t be available with all-wheel drive or plug-in hybrid options.

    The biggest changes to the 5008 have come on the styling front, both inside and out. Externally, there are new headlights and a new grille bringing the car into line with the new 508 sedan and fastback, new wheels, and revised trims for the bumpers.

    Peugeot will also offer a black package for the outside of the 5008, in keeping with the smaller 3008.

    Inside, the existing 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment has been replaced with a 10.0-inch unit, and the digital display in front of the driver measures 12.3 inches.

    An update to the active safety systems has brought a night vision system capable of seeing more than 200 metres beyond the high-beam headlights. The autonomous emergency braking detects pedestrians and cyclists between 5 and 140km/h, and there’s lane-keeping with steering assist, adaptive cruise with stop/go, and a more advanced traffic sign recognition system.

    Australian pricing and specification details haven’t been confirmed for the new 5008, so which features will be offered locally isn’t yet clear. However, Peugeot has confirmed the current engine line-up will carry over for 2021.

    That means the 5008 will be offered with a turbocharged 1.6-litre four-cylinder petrol engine making 120kW and 240Nm, mated with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The range-topper has a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel outputting 133kW and 400Nm, once again mated with an eight-speed automatic.

    All-wheel drive isn’t available anywhere in the 5008 range, nor is a plug-in hybrid option.

    Stay tuned to CarExpert for more details in the lead-up to the new 5008’s launch in the first quarter of next year.

    Scott Collie

    Scott Collie is an automotive journalist based in Melbourne, Australia. Scott studied journalism at RMIT University and, after a lifelong obsession with everything automotive, started covering the car industry shortly afterwards. He has a passion for travel, and is an avid Melbourne Demons supporter.

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