Along with the smaller 3008, the new Peugeot 5008 made its public debut at the 2016 Paris Motor Show Peugeot says the rear light clusters include three LED vertical lines in order to evoke the image of a lion’s claws. The 5008's long wheelbase should ensure there's plenty of space inside, making it a very practical SUV. A view of the side of the car gives an idea of just how long the 5008 will be, with room for seven seats. The 5008 will initially be offered with conventional petrol and diesel engines but a hybrid could join the range eventually. The 5008 promises to have some of the ability of a four-wheel-drive SUV thanks to Peugeot’s ‘Grip Control’. The 5008 will compete against the Nissan X-Trail, as well as the upcoming Volkswagen Tiguan XL and Skoda Kodiaq. The sixth and seventh seats of the Peugeot 5008 can be stowed away in the boot floor to free up luggage space. There is no official word on prices yet but the 5008 is likely to cost at least £25,000 when it goes on sale in spring 2017. The new 5008 has 780 litres of luggage space with five seats up and this increases to 1,125 litres up to the windowline with all rear seats folded down. The 5008 is based on the stretched underpinnings of the smaller 3008 and the two cars will have much in common Alloy wheels will come as standard on all 5008 models, along with plastic cladding around the door sills, wheelarches and bumpers. To give the 5008 an upmarket look, there’s lots of chrome trim around the grille, foglights and even the side windows. We expect the entry-level 99bhp diesel to come with a five-speed manual gearbox, while the 118bhp model will be six-speed manual or automatic. The 5008 will be available with the company’s ‘i-Cockpit’ TFT instrument cluster, which replaces traditional gauges.