PARIS, France – For a third consecutive year Peugeot’s 5008 1.2 PureTech 130 Allure SUV has taken the ‘Large SUV’ award from the 2020 What Car? Car of the Year, one of the most important awards in the UK auto industry.
Among its competitors were the Mazda CX-5 and Audi Q5.
The Allure, the judges said, scored points for its seven-seat practicality ”and an interior that has the latest connectivity and safety technologies”. The judges they were also impressed by its ”economical running costs”.
Peugeot also won the JD Power ‘Most Reliable Brand’ title in 2019.
Meanwhile, Peugeot SA has also pointed out that the 5008 GT Line SUV is a finalist in the 2020 South African Car of the Year comparisons from which winners will be announced in early April 2020.
The 5008 SUV features a class-leading interior, with seven individual seats. The 5008 SUV’s third row of seats can be folded or removed to make space for cargo or luggage and the second row is adjustable and has IsoFix child-seat anchors.
Even the front passenger seat can be removed to accommodate very long items – a stepladder, perhaps?
Peugeot says its i-Cockpit tech helps drivers to be ”safe on the road” thanks to a compact multi-function steering-wheel, 31cm info display and 20cm colour touchscreen. Also included is auto emergency braking. Some models include blind-spot alerts.
Each vehicle will be delivered with a five-year/100 000km (wef) warranty and service plan.
Xavier Gobille, Peugeot SA’s MD, told The Corner in the media release: ”We’re excited about the start of 2020. Being a finalist in Coty is a great acknowledgement of this vehicle. And we are looking forward to an exceptional year for Peugeot.”