Check out Interesting Facts about the 7-seater Peugeot 5008 SUV that is Rarely Known

 The Peugeot 5008 is one of the mainstays of Astra Peugeot's sales in Indonesia. Of course with his sister 2008 and 3008. The new Active variant came last year for the 5008, complementing the Allure Plus that was already circulating before. But did you know that there are some interesting, little-known facts about the 5008? Here we present unique facts, which you did not know.

Name Pronunciation

The habit of Indonesians since Peugeot was to mention the numbers one by one. Two zero seven, five zero five, and so on. As a result, some say this Peugeot Five Zero Zero Eight. It's not wrong. But the truth is, referring to the English pronunciation, Five Thousand and Eight. Or in Indonesian, Peugeot Five Thousand and Eight. A bit odd?

Sharing Platform

The Peugeot 5008 since its birth in 2009 has always shared the platform with the 3008 and also the Citroen C5 Aircross and Opel Grandland, the successor to the Opel Zafira. The position of the 5008 can be likened to a seven-passenger version of the compact crossover 3008. In Indonesia, both engines are EP6FDT. 1.6 liter with Twin-Scroll Turbo. This makes it easier for consumers to find spare parts.

The engine is used by BMW

The engine used is the result of joint development with Citroen and BMW. Also named as the Prince Engine family That's why there is the word Twin Scroll Turbocharger when you open the Peugeot 5008 brochure. In essence, the trio developed the 4-cylinder turbo engine used for their car models. Prince Engine was born and used for the first time in 2006. At BMW, it was used until 2015 on the 1 Series and MINI. The initial version was named the N13, replacing the M43 engine. This is BMW's first four-cylinder turbo engine since the birth of the 2002 Turbo in the 70s.

Peugeot i-Cockpit

Make no mistake, this is not just a matter of displaying driving information in digital form. i-Cockpit is one package. Starting from the compact-sized steering wheel whose shape is not round. The bottom and top are straight, aka flat. Then there is a digital indicator in front of the driver. What is displayed can be arranged by the driver himself. The screen is in the middle, so the center of the entertainment and comfort system settings such as air conditioning. The advantages and disadvantages will be conveyed during the road test later.

There is a speed limit

This feature is most suitable for use now. The government has set a maximum speed on toll roads, with hefty fines for violators. 5008 is equipped with a speed limiter feature that can be determined by the driver.

Made in Malaysia

The Peugeot 5008 ASEAN market is assembled at the Stellantis assembly facility (parent business group Peugeot, Citroen, Chrysler, Jeep, Fiat and others) in Gurun, Kedah state, Malaysia. The factory also assembles the 3008 for sale in the same area. It was also at the facility, last February that word spread that several Jeep product.


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