Peugeot’s All-New 5008 Storms the Sri Lankan Market
Colombo, Monday 14th May 2018: Peugeot’s multiple award-winning premium SUV, the 5008 was launched in Sri Lanka recently. The French automotive manufacturer’s best–selling 7-seater was launched by Carmart Limited, the exclusive distributor for Peugeot in Sri Lanka. The launch took place at the Peugeot Blue Box showroom at 424 Union Place, Colombo 4, with follow up events in Kandy and shortly in Galle.
The popularity of SUVs has sky-rocketed in the past decade alone with car-owners opting for the spacious interiors and rugged design of this category. In Sri Lanka the topical weather and varying road conditions make the SUV an ideal option.
Manufactured at Peugeot’s state-of-the-art manufacturing plant in Rennes, France, this vehicle has already won many international accolades including What Car? Best Large SUV 2018,citing the 5008’s impeccable futuristic design and the modular practicality of the vehicle that make it perfect for larger families while still keeping the sleek finish. It has a stylish ‘i-Cockpit’ interior layout and fulfils the space requirement of the ideal SUV for the new generation. It has seven seats as standard, and there’s loads of room for five adults in the first two rows, while the third-row seats are perfect for kids, or even adults for a short trip. When those seats are folded down, the 5008’s boot converts to a gargantuan storage space for those longer journeys, with 952L of volume.
The 1.2 Litre turbo petrol engine, which has won the International Engine of the Year award for the last three consecutive years (2015-17), is another major draw of the 5008, with its corresponding tax advantage making this model arguably the best value for money SUV on the market at an unbelievable introductory price starting from just 9.9 million rupees. Even the base version of the 5008 in Sri Lanka includes the innovative Peugeot i-Cockpit® which comprises a 12.3” digital instrument cluster (the only model in its class to offer this as standard); an 8” capacitive touchscreen; and a small, sporty steering wheel.
Other options available in the 5008 that are unique in its class include: a massaging driver’s seat; a programable fragrance diffusion system; 360° cameras with an automatic parking system; wireless phone charging; full LED lighting (all bulbs in the vehicle as LED) and rear side window sunshades to name but a few.
The interior even in the base version feels extremely premium, with soft touch surfaces and high quality materials and finish throughout. The top of the line version features a sumptuous nappa leather interior with quilted seats and contrast stitching, similar to those found in cars double or triple its price. The 5008 further stands out in the field by sporting three individually rear seats, adjustable for slide and recline, as well as two third row seats that can individually retract into the boot floor, maximizing storage practicality. All except the driver’s seat can also be folded flat, so that even long items (up to 3.2m) such as a surfboard can be loaded into the vehicle. The completely flat floor in the rear, along with the three comfortable individual seats mean that three passengers can enjoy a ride in the back of the 5008 in absolute comfort.
If the design, features, comfort and value-for-money of the new Peugeot 5008 were not enough, Carmart is offering this new model with a 12-year anti-perforation warranty along with – for a limited time – all scheduled maintenance free for 4 years / 80,000km, including parts, materials, and associated labour. Furthermore they are making a bold claim for Peugeot aftersales, promising that maintenance parts for all current Peugeot models will be in stock, or they will provide them free of charge! For more information and to experience the all-new 5008 first hand, visit the Peugeot Blue Box showroom at 424 Union Place, Colombo 2 or call 0114400800.