The Peugeot 5008 is a welcome addition to the SUV market segment here in Australia. The rich feature set, European styling and extensive equipment fitted as standard have garnered the brand a host of Australian fans in a short period of time. However, in order to gain more significant market share, the French car maker will have to win sales from other brands. Another up and coming brand here is Skoda, and they have also been making inroads into a market dominated by Japanese and Korean vehicles until recently. Lets take a closer look at what these two vehicles have to offer and how well they stack up against each other.
The Peugeot 5008
The Peugeot 5008 2018 edition has a 2.0 litre engine that powers the front wheels only. However, this SUV is extremely light, and the clever engineering has coaxed an impressive amount of performance from the engine. The available torque is 400 Nm (the same as the Kodiaq), and the power output is 133kW. This is an amazing power to weight ratio that you will not find elsewhere in the class. The 5008 has a city friendly profile with a firm focus on driving dynamics that offers a very different driving experience compared to its rivals. The 5008 is so poised that its sometimes hard to remember that youre driving a seven seater SUV. There is a top spec GT variant with a panoramic sunroof and heated Nappa leather seat for extra comfort.
The Skoda Kodiaq
This is a great SUV that has petrol and diesel versions that are well worth your time. The Sportline variant is probably the best value proposition with an extensive list of options available. The engine is a 2.0 litre unit that produces 140 kW of power and 400 Nm of torque. Pearl effect paint is offered as an option along with Luxury and Tech packs. These options add a great deal, but the premium paid may be too much for those lacking deep pockets. All in all, its a solid offering from Skoda thats sure to build their brand reputation even further.
The Skoda Kodiaq is a solid SUV, but you need to buy a lot of extras to match the equipment fitted as standard on the Peugeot 5008. The 5008 drives better and it offers more for the discerning SUV driver that wants something different.
If youre looking for a new Peugeot 5008 for sale, get in touch with us here at Perth City Peugeot. We have an extensive selection of new, ex-demo and pre-owned car available for sale including the latest Peugeot 5008 models. We would like you to join us for a no obligation test drive, and you can try out your favourite Peugeot cars first hand. If you need car financing, you will find that our rates are favourable and the repayments will be tailored to suit your lifestyle. Our sales team members are here and standing by to advise you on our latest Peugeot 5008 price, and they would be happy to answer any remaining questions that you may have.