The rugged and intelligent Peugeot 5008 SUV has scooped the accolade for ‘Large SUV of the Year’ at the 2019 What Car? Awards. Beating competition from the Audi Q5 and Mazda CX-5, it received the honour for the second year running.
Given specifically to the 1.2-litre PureTech 130 Allure model, the award recognises the SUV’s excellent build quality and use of luxurious materials in the cabin. The judges also praised its innovative i-Cockpit, advanced driver assistance systems, and low running costs.
The Peugeot 5008 SUV offers space to seat seven, with third row seats that can be folded down and even removed completely, making way for extra luggage. The second row and passenger seat also fold flat for improved practicality. The Peugeot i-Cockpit, meanwhile, offers clear vehicle information thanks to the 12.3-inch head-up display and multi-function steering wheel – both of which encourage drivers to keep their attention on the road.
Among the driver assistance features that the vehicle is equipped with are autonomous emergency braking and Active Blind Spot Detection, which comes as standard in Allure trim and above.
Steve Huntingford, Editor at What Car? said the model, “matches the quality and technology found in much more expensive SUVs, yet is cheaper to run, more practical and at least as stylish.”
Since its launch in 2018, the Peugeot 5008 SUV has enjoyed over 7,000 vehicle sales here in the UK, and having scooped this accolade for a second time, is sure to have equal success in 2019.
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