A compact multi purpose vehicle or MPV was created by the French-based PSA Peugeot Citroën in the year 2009. This was called the Peugeot 5008, and it was created as a five door multi purpose vehicle with a front engine, front wheel drive layout. The French automobile manufacturer created this compact MPV as a successor of the Peugeot 807 which is a Eurovan, or part of a line of large multi purpose vehicles of Peugeot, Citroën, Lancia, and Fiat.
The 5008 is related to the Citroën C4 Grand Picasso, a seven seater compact MPV produced since 2006, in the sense that it is similar in terms of mechanical components and underskin structure. It is also releated to the Peugeot 308, a C-segment small family car produced since 2007 in terms of its engine range.
This five door MPV has a PSA PF2 platform and is available in several transmissions including a five speed manual, a six speed manual, a six speed automatic, and a six speed semi automatic. Peugeot 5008 has been named the MPV of the Year in 2010 by What Car? Magazine and it has also received a five star rating from the European New Car Assessment Programme or Euro NCAP in the year 2009.