It’s likely that you’ve read our Peugeot 3008 review and even watched our video so if its shortcomings have put you off a little, then maybe this RM 173,888 Peugeot 5008 SUV might just do the trick.

Offered in just one variant – the Allure THP – Nasim Sdn. Bhd. has officially launched the fully-imported (CBU) 5008 SUV with a 5-years / 120,000 km warranty as well as 3-years free 24-hour Peugeot Assistance.

QUICK FACTS

Name Peugeot 5008 1.6 THP Allure
Engine 1.6-litre 4-cylinder THP
Transmission 6-speed automatic
Max Power 165 hp @ 6,000 rpm
Max Torque 240 Nm @ 1,400 rpm
0-100 km/h ; Top Speed 9.2 seconds ; 206 km/h
Price (OTR w/out Insurance) RM 173,888

What do you get then for almost RM 20k extra from the 3008’s asking price?

For starters you get two extra seats in the 3rd row which can be folded flat or even completely removed and 2nd row seats that can be 40:20:40 split-folded and slid forwards and backwards.

Fold those 3rd row seats and you’ll get about 700 litres of bootspace – almost 200 litres more than the 3008.

As for on-board equipment, the 5008 doesn’t stray too far from the 3008’s offerings. They include Peugeot’s signature i-Cockpit layout, a 12.3-inch instrument cluster and an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment display with MirrorLink, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Seats are leather upholstered, as expected, with 8-way adjustability for the driver’s seat while other notable features include a cooled armrest storage and auto lights and wipers.

On the outside, aside from the rear roofline that appears “more vertical” and boxier around the C-pillars, not much as separates the 5008 from its smaller sibling. LED headlights and the “lion claw” tail lights are standard, along with sequential indicators and 18-inch Los Angeles alloy wheels similarly found in the 3008.

Safety wise, the 5008 is issued with six airbags, ABS with EBD, Brake Assist, Electronic Stability Programme (ESP), Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), lane departure warning, traffic sign recognition, tyre pressure monitoring, Hill Assist Descent Control (HADC) and hill start assist.

The 1.6-litre THP 4-cylinder engine gets 165 hp and 240 Nm from as low as 1,400 rpm, mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission, thank heavens. As it is front-wheel driven and not all-wheel, expect the 5008 to be a little more eager off the line.

Not sure if this is relevant because you’d be silly to drive an SUV this fast, but top speed is capped at 206 km/h. If you ever fancy taking it off-road, there’ll be five different driving modes to choose from – Standard, ESP Off, Sand, Mud and most unlikely in Malaysia, Snow.


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Pan Eu Jin
Regularly spend countless hours online looking at cars and parts I can't afford to buy. How a car makes you feel behind the wheel should be more important than the brand it represents - unless resale value is your thing.