New Peugeot E-5008 2024 review: style and substance in a big family EV

This setup offers an official range of up to 311 miles, and based on our test drive through Sweden, the real-world figure is around 260 miles. The 160kW maximum charging speed can't match any Tesla's, but allows for a 20 to 80 per cent top-up in half an hour. Advertisement - Article continues below

Power delivery is smooth and much more progressive than in some EVs. It doesn't feel quick, even if you mash the accelerator in Sport mode, but the 2.2-tonne SUV has no issues keeping pace with motorway traffic and there's enough still on tap for overtaking. Paddles on the steering wheel let the driver toggle between the three levels for the regenerative braking, with the strongest setting very nearly capable of full one-pedal driving.

Despite its size, the E-5008 doesn't feel like an especially large car to drive, even around town and tight car parks, and visibility is good. The ride is well damped and takes the edge off the small imperfections, however we did notice some tyre roar - possibly a side effect of our test car's 20-inch rims. But by and large, it's not too bad.

Pricing is still under wraps, but we've been told to expect a roughly GBP2,500 premium over the equivalent 3008. If so, that would mean a starting price of around GBP37,000 for the base hybrid[1] and just over GBP48,000 for the E-5008. With such a small price bump, we think many potential buyers will skip right past the 3008, and go straight for its more practical sibling.

Peugeot clearly thinks so too, as it's considering launching a five-seat version for customers who know the third-row seats will never see any use.

For now, every 5008 and E-5008 will come with seven seats as standard, along with the massive screen, LED headlights, ambient lighting, wireless smartphone charger, keyless entry and start, reversing camera and rear parking sensors.

Upgrading from Allure to GT trim - the only two options - will add Alcantara upholstery, hands-free powered tailgate, heated front seats and adaptive cruise control.

Model:Peugeot E-5008 73kWh 210 GTPrice:GBP52,000 (est)Powertrain:73kWh battery, 1x e-motorPower/torque:210bhp/345NmTransmission:Single-speed auto, front-wheel drive0-62mph:9.7 secondsTop speed:105mphRange:310 milesCharging:30 min (160kW, 20-80%)Length/Width/Height4,790/1,890/1,690mmOn sale:Autumn


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