The Echo’s Emma Kennedy tests out the Peugeot 5008

By Emma Kennedy

How do I explain this? The 5008 to me is a family car that’s not at all ‘Mammy-ish’! In fact, it’s really quite cool and a great all-round look and feel with its rear tinted windows and 18” Alloys wheels it will suit all the family drivers. I particularly loved the bucket style seats that come as standard in all the 5008 models and the 3008 (the slightly smaller SUV model), the chrome interior, touch screen, touch button controls and the steering wheel are sleek and neat and very French.

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Emma Kennedy with Kaylene, Ian and Cormac from Bluebell Motor Company and the Peugeot 5008

There is a very common factor resurfacing while I am doing these test drives, the current road safety features and motor industry technology in most new cars is really high spec.

The 5008 includes the Speed limit recognition and recommendation and lane departure warning, which if you haven’t experienced is; when you accidently sway into another lane the car steering gives a tug to veer you into staying in the correct lane, which is very noticeable and for me it encouraged me to change my bad habit of not indicating when changing lanes, which will be a positive habit changing aspect for all drivers and an overall safer environment for all road users.

The reverse camera and sensors also come as standard, however the 5008 is the first car I have test driven the also includes the overhead birds eye view of the car,giving you the extra bit of reassurance and accuracy.

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The Peugeot 5008 has 7 seats (left)  with a beautiful french style interior (right)

With 7 seats (2 rear boot foldable seats) and 3 fully individual seats with ISO fix this is a great family car, and with petrol engine size options starting from 1.2 litres it’s also economical. Whether you choose petrol or diesel this SUV is the perfect staycation or driving holiday vehicle

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The Peugeot 5008 is available at Bluebell Motor, it comes with reverse parking camera and birdseye view too! (right)

The 5008 is one of the best priced SUV 7 seaters on the Market, starting at €30,130. I drove the (GT Line €37,360) which has the full extra features spec, with full safety features, Alloy wheels, rear tinted windows and much more.

10 good reasons to drive away in the Peugeot 5008

● 3 full individual seats with 3x ISO fix points in middle row
● 5 year genuine manufacture warranty, 3 years road side assistance
● Apple car play & Android Auto
● Reversing Camera with sensors and Parking Sensors
● Aircon, Cruise Control/Speed limiter
● Blindspot detectors, lane assistance, speed sign recognition
● Excellent fuel economy with low Road Tax from €190
● Engines available from 1.2L Petrol 130BHP
● Up to 3 meters loading space
● Sleek unique design, nothing compares to the 5008 SUV

To arrange a test drive and for full specification and pricing contact Bluebell Motor Company today on 450 1555 or visit

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