PEUGEOT TAKES HOME TWO AWARDS AT THE ANNUAL WHAT CAR? CAR OF THE YEAR AWARDS

Tuesday, 14 January 2020

  • PEUGEOT 5008 SUV 1.2 PureTech 130 Allure praised by judges for its practicality and affordability
  • 2020 win is the third straight ‘Large SUV’ category award win for the 5008 SUV
  • All-new PEUGEOT 208 also wins the ‘Best Small Car for more than £18,000’ title at What Car? Car of the Year Awards
  • To find out more about the 5008 SUV or the all-new PEUGEOT 208, visit: www.peugeot.co.uk

For the third year in a row, the PEUGEOT 5008 SUV 1.2 PureTech 130 Allure has won the ‘Large SUV’ award at the 2020 What Car? Car of the Year Awards, one of the most important and prestigious awards ceremonies in the UK automotive industry.

What Car?’s team of judges picked 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 practicality – capable of seating up to seven – and an interior that features the latest connectivity and safety technologies. Judges were also left impressed by the low running costs from the award-winning 1.2 PureTech petrol engine.

The 2020 category win marks the third year the 5008 SUV has won the award, confirming its place at the top of the class, 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.

PEUGEOT’s i-Cockpit® technology helps drivers stay safe on the road with its compact, multi-function steering wheel, 12.3-inch head-up display and 8.0-inch colour touchscreen with Mirrorscreen®. Also included is Autonomous Emergency Braking and Active Blind Spot Detection (available as standard from Allure trim level upwards).

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 though-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 PEUGEOT UK, 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-new PEUGEOT 208 is the first vehicle to fulfil PEUGEOT’s new vision of “unboring the future” by giving drivers the option 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, PEUGEOT has promised to offer electrified variants across its entire model line-up.  

 

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PEUGEOT

Stimulating, rewarding driving, sleek design, and uncompromising quality form the brand’s pledge to its customers and help produce the emotion provided by each PEUGEOT vehicle. Operating in around 160 countries with more than 10,000 points of sale, the brand sold more than 1,740,000 vehicles in 2018. PEUGEOT combines exacting standards, allure and emotion with the goal of being the definitive high-end, broad-based brand with global reach.

PEUGEOT UK

The UK is the third largest market for PEUGEOT with its UK Headquarters located in Coventry. The UK car line-up includes the 108, all-new 208, 308, all-new 508, all-new 2008 SUV, 3008 SUV and 5008 SUV supplemented by people-carriers and a van range that includes the all-new Partner, Expert and Boxer. PEUGEOT is committed to low emission vehicles with a strategy to electrify every model in the range between 2019 and 2023.

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PEUGEOT UK COMMUNICATIONS Contacts

Jeremy Townsend, Director of Communications
M: +44 (0)7827 896480 | E: jeremy.townsend@mpsa.com

Kerry Livesey, Head of Communications
T: +44 (0)2476 884212 | M: +44 (0)7940 078848 |  E: kerry.livesey.@peugeot.com

Emma Gaffney, Media Relations Executive
T: +44 (0)2476 884580 | M: +44 (0)7747 898130 | E: emma.gaffney@mpsa.com

Craig Morrow, Press Fleet Manager
T: +44 (0)2476 884261 | M: +44 (0)7747 764745 | E: craig.morrow@mpsa.com 

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