2020 has brought about a third year win for the Peugeot 5008 SUV 1.2 Pure Tech 130 Allure. For three years running it has won the ‘Large SUV’ award for What Car? Car of the Year Awards, one of the most significant and prestigious awards in the UK’s automotive industry.
What Car?’s team of judges chose the 5008 SUV ahead of key rivals, including the Mazda CX-5 and Audi Q5. The 5008 SUV 1.2 PureTech 130 Allure was praised for its various useless features, its practicality – capable of seating up to seven – and an interior that includes the latest connectivity and safety technologies. Judges were also left awe-struck by the low running costs from the award-winning 1.2 PureTech petrol engine.
The 2020 category win for the 5008 SUV has placed it at the top of it’s category, despite a host of new rivals arriving each year, reinforcing JD Power’s decision to award Peugeot the ‘Most Reliable Brand’ title in 2019.
The 5008 SUV features a class-leading interior, with seven individual seats. The third row can be folded down, as well as fully removed, the second row seats are all adjustable and benefit from ISOFIX fittings, while the front passenger seat also folds flat to accommodate long items.
Steve Huntingford, Editor of What Car?, said: “One of the main priorities for Large SUV buyers is space and practicality, and no rival can hold a candle to the Peugeot 5008 SUV in this regard. With seven seats, a sliding middle row and a big, well thought-out boot, it offers more than some SUVs costing nearly twice as much, all the while delivering comfort and interior quality to take on the lot.”
The all-new Peugeot 208 1.2 PureTech 100 Allure also won the ‘Best Small Car for more than £18,000’ award at the What Car? Car of the Year awards, with judges praising “ its jaw-dropping style, with a better ride than rivals and a raft of safety technology, including automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assistance and traffic sign recognition .”
David Peel, Managing Director of PeugeotUK, said: “It’s fantastic to start the New Year by collecting awards from one of the most prestigious and influential motoring titles in the UK. The What Car? Car of the Year Awards are a great indicator of which models will perform well in the coming year. Our 5008 SUV continues to be a favourite among both motorists and industry experts, winning yet another ‘Large SUV’ of the year award, while the all-new 208 has won a price category award – suggesting another strong year ahead for Peugeot. ”
The all-newPeugeot 208 is the first vehicle to fulfil Peugeot’s new vision of “unboring the future” by giving drivers the chance to “choose your Peugeot, choose your powertrain.” It is available with a range of fuel efficient petrol and diesel engines, as well as a fully electric variant, the all-new e-208. By 2023, Peugeothas promised to offer electrified variants across its entire model line-up.