2019 Peugeot 3008 and 5008: Thai prices and specs

2019 Peugeot 3008 and 5008: Thai prices and specs

New distributor kicks off sales campaign with SUVs competing in the 1.5-1.8 million baht price range.

Seven-seat 5008 aims for Honda's top-end CR-V.

Belfort Automobiles (Thailand), the newly appointed distributor for Peugeot under the Master Group Corporation Asia roof, will debut the 3008 and 5008 on Aug 16 at the Big Motor Sale trade fair in Bitec, Bangna.

The two models will be competing with a variety of SUVs priced in the 1.5-1.8 million baht range. Their prices have been made as low as possible via duty-free importation from Malaysia, the country where the 3008 and 5008 are assembled.

Both are based on the same PSA EMP2 platform. The front-drive SUVs are powered by 167hp 1.6-litre petrol-turbo engine whose maximum torque of 240Nm is achieved from 1,400-4,000rpm. Transmission is six-speed auto.

Their cabins feature the brand’s latest iCockpit concept highlighting a compact steering wheel and gear lever, plus 12.3in digital instrument display and 8in infotainment screen. Lane-departure warning is one of the available driver-assist technologies.

Latest cabin concept includes two digital screens.

Priced from 1.549 million baht, the 3008 has five seats rivalling the likes of the Mazda CX-5 and MG GS.

The 5008, on the other hand, has seven seats thanks to a stretched wheelbase of 2,840mm, which is 165mm longer than the 3008’s. It’s priced from 1.749 million baht.

Apart from car-based rivals like the Honda CR-V and Nissan X-Trail, the 5008 aims to sway punters of top-end pickup-based SUVs like the Toyota Fortuner.

Five-seat 3008 targets the likes of the Mazda CX-5.

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