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New Peugeot 5008 2021 detailed: Facelifted Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace rival goes big on style

Now it’s the Peugeot 5008’s turn to get a facelift.

Hot on the heels of the related 3008 facelift, Peugeot has revealed the current-generation 5008’s midlife upgrade, with the mid-size SUV set to go on sale in Australia in the first quarter of 2021.

Given it’s the long-wheelbase version of the five-seat 3008, the 5008 seven-seater more or less shares its facelift with Peugeot’s other mid-size SUV.

This means the 5008 has a redesigned front fascia, which is headlined by new LED headlights with ‘lion’s teeth’, a frameless grille and black side air intakes, while a model-specific monogram is now positioned at the bonnet’s edge.

At the rear, the tail-lights now exclusively have LED bulbs and feature a three-dimensional ‘tiger’s claw’ signature and sequential indicators.

Two new paintwork options (Celebes Blue and Vertigo Blue) join the carryover colour palette (Pearl White, Artense Grey, Platinum Grey, Perla Nera Black and Ultimate Red), while a Black Pack is available for an extra dose of exterior style.

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Inside, Peugeot’s upgraded i-Cockpit is found, with it now pairing a 10.0-inch touchscreen multimedia system (up from 8.0 inches) with an unchanged 12.3-inch digital instrumental cluster. Fresh upholstery and trim options are also available.

The suite of advanced driver-assist systems now includes autonomous emergency braking with all-day pedestrian and cyclist detection (from 5-140km/h), lane-keep and steering assist, adaptive cruise control with stop and go functionality, extended traffic sign recognition and Night Vision.

As before, the European engine line-up includes manual and automatic 96kW 1.2-litre three-cylinder and automatic 132kW 1.6-litre four-cylinder petrols, and manual and automatic 96kW 1.5-litre four-cylinder and automatic 132kW 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesels. All are turbocharged.

That said, Peugeot Australia says local pricing and specification details will be released closer to the new 5008’s launch, which will take place alongside the facelifted 3008.

For reference, the Volkswagen Tiguan rivals are currently priced from $43,990 to $58,990 plus on-road costs and are powered by either a 121kW/240Nm 1.6-litre petrol or a 133kW/400Nm 2.0-litre diesel. Both are automatic-only turbocharged four-cylinder units that are expected to carry over here.