2017 – PEUGEOT 5008

As Peugeot says, ‘its name has not changed, but all the rest does.’ The French brand presents the Peugeot 5008 renewal, which more than a new generation can be considered a totally new model, since the large Peugeot MPV has just become a C-segment SUV with an interior of up to seven seats.The SUV fashion, which is cannibalizing the sales of sedan and minivan bodies, seems to have no end. The SUV segment is the third with the highest sales volume, only surpassed by C and B. Exactly this smaller number of sales of the traditional body made Peugeot reconsider its plans and launched a new generation of 5008 under the same concept, changing the vehicle completely and taking it to the segment of crossovers that such a good result has been presenting.In the last year alone, the French brand launched five all-terrain models. The latter, which we are talking about now, has two clear objectives: to be an international success and to become the best-selling model among seven-seat C-segment SUVs. For this it brings with it a robust design and at the same time technological and urban, counting on the technologies already used by the rest of the Peugeot models.It measures 4,640 mm in length, gaining 110 mm in relation to the previous 5008, while its inter-axle distance is of 2,840 mm. This translates into a much larger interior, which will be noticed quickly in the second row of seats and in the trunk volume, which reaches no less than 1,060 liters when using only five seats. The space of the cabin, folding all the seats (except the driver’s seat) allows loading objects up to 3,200 mm.

Regarding the design, the front kept the brand image with the characteristic headlights currently used by all Peugeot, having many points in common with its smaller brother, the Peugeot 3008. There is no shortage of protections in the lower part of the body, which provide a more adventurous image to the French crossover.In the side view we can see the large size of the 5008, with very horizontal lines and a very long and flat roof that drops in the back practically suddenly, taking advantage of every available cubic centimeter. It has a large glazed surface, and in the unit shown in the images, come wheels with a well designed design and low profile tires, which will be available with a diameter of 17, 18 and 19 inches. If we pay attention, we can see the wide wheelbase of the model, with the wheels practically at the tips and with short projections.The rear of the body has a very clean and horizontal design, accommodating very well the lanterns with a design similar to those introduced by the brand a few years ago by the Peugeot 308. In the upper part includes an aesthetic airfoil, while we can highlight the large mouth of load that together with the floor of the trunk facilitates loading and unloading operations.Peugeot guarantees an interior where the state-of-the-art, fully digitized i-Cockpit is not missing, a small steering wheel with the sight of the instrument panel above the steering wheel itself, and a screen in the center console with a size of 12.3 inches .

 On the other hand, the second row of seats has adjustment both in the length and the slope of the backrest, to improve the comfort and to adjust a little more when the seats of the third row are occupied.The Peugeot 5008 will be available with four levels of equipment (Active, Allure, GT Line and GT) and will use the same mechanics of the Peugeot 308 and 3008, since they were developed on the same platform EMP2. Therefore, it will be offered with PureTech 1.2 and 1.6 THP 130 and 165 hp petrol engines, as well as BlueHDi of 120, 150 and 180 hp.Nor will miss a number of assists and aids to conduct a full suite of active safety systems and high doses of infotainment. We can highlight the Focal Hi-Fi system, connectivity Mirror Screen, browser connected to Tom Tom Traffic warnings for real-time control on downhill stretches, automatic emergency brake and collision warning, adaptive cruise control and view 360 degrees.His debut will be at the Paris Motor Show that starts in a few weeks, and the forecast to be in dealerships is the next semester.

2017 – PEUGEOT 5008 GT

The new generation of the Peugeot 5008 is one of the novelties that the French brand prepares to present at the Paris Motor Show from October 1st. This week we had the opportunity to see the first official images of the new Peugeot 5008 2017, which has been completely renovated, leaving aside its monopoly format, revealing a design directed to the side of SUVs, retaining its seven-seat configuration.As with most new Peugeot launches, the new 5008 is no exception and will also include the GT and GT Line finishes, which add an extra sportiness thanks to some improvements in its exterior and interior aesthetics.The GT and GT Line versions receive a differentiated design front, which modifies the shape of the bumper, the headlights antineblina and the grid. In addition, they feature special-shaped alloy wheels, while chrome-plated integrated exhausts are added to the rear.The interior also receives the GT treatment, which includes a flat-bottomed steering wheel with aluminum inserts and leather lining, aluminum pedals and Alcantara tapestry.In mechanical terms the Peugeot 5008 GT uses the most powerful version of the 2.0-liter BlueHDi diesel, which produces 180 horsepower, combined exclusively with the EAT6 six-speed automatic transmission. However, the GT Line finish can accommodate both PureTech and BlueHDI.


   This new prototype Peugeot, which uses a plug-in hybrid engine developing 300 hp, is the latest proposal of the French brand for a connected driving experience that uses new technologies and is completely autonomous.One of the highlights is the platform called ‘Internet of Things’ that works in conjunction with the Samsung Artik Cloud and synchronizes with the various user devices so that the car can learn about your lifestyle by changing the driving mode, the interior lighting, the audio system, the interface and even the bank settings.In addition, the Peugeot Instinct Concept has the ability to change its behavior depending on the mood of the driver: for example, if the driver gets out of work tired, the vehicle can take a relaxing driving home even possible after reading the driver’s smartwatch data automobile.Although it is a standalone vehicle, the driver can at any time take control of driving through the i-Device – which sits next to the 9.7-inch center console screen – and replaces the traditional steering wheel and pedals.The seats have been optimized to make the most of the autonomous driving, and can be fully reclined to give their occupants the chance to rest during their trips.


The Peugeot L750 R Hybrid Vision Gran Turismo takes back the path of its predecessor  Peugeot L500 R Hybrid Concept , a virtual prototype developed by the brand to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the French 500 Indianapolis win with Dario Resta at the wheel of a Peugeot L45.The L500 R, which never materialized in a physical prototype, was a single-seater fitted with a hybrid system with three engines that produced 500 hp. The new design revealed by Peugeot in the L750 R can be considered an evolution of the competition version of this concept, with an aggressive aerodynamic configuration and a modified and much more radical mechanical approach.If the first model was a simple tribute, its version of competition is born with the destiny to come alive in the virtual world of the next version of the Gran Turismo video game, which opens this October.The new Peugeot L750 R Hybrid Vision Gran Turismo has more radical specifications than its predecessor. Made entirely of carbon fiber and with an included monocoque chassis, according to the brand it could be up to 175 pounds lighter than the L500 R Hybrid Concept, scoring on the scale only 825 kilos, which together with its aggressive aerodynamic pack, promises a much more accurate behavior than the previous model.From the mechanical scheme it is only known that it has a traditional combustion engine, whose only known specifications are its power of 588 hp at 10,000 rpm. To it are added two electric motors that deliver a total of 172 hp, therefore, the total combined power is 750 hp, hence its name.Thus, its weight / power ratio is only 1.1 pounds per cv. With all this it is able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in only 2.4 seconds.


Keeping the tradition of going beyond the obvious with quality products, added value and differentiated design,Peugeot offers one of the best vehicles for the market of utilities: the partner van.In addition to being the most complete model in the segment, Partner innovates with its unique ability to carry innovative ideas and revolutionary products, types of ‘cargo’ that will always be related to the most successful entrepreneurs in the country.There are a number of differentials in the Partner capable of making it the best cargo vehicle in Brazil, such as air conditioning that makes the interior more comfortable regardless of the external temperature and the side sliding door with locking device when open, item that facilitates handling of heavy objects enhancing user safety and comfort. Both follow the Partner from the factory, next to the control of height adjustment of the beam of the headlights, reinforcing its good level of standard equipment.Its interior is differentiated and forms a breaking point between the Peugeot van and its competitors. Here there is space and comfort for all due to the different design of the banks that excel for the right ergonomics, able to attend people of different sizes, from the owner of floriculture to the head of works. Apart from that, the cabin is large, offers good number of objects and, next to the air-conditioning already mentioned, it receives hydraulic steering with adjustment of height.These features are designed to make any kind of travel or longer deliveries in leisure time, intensifying the idea that the Partner is not only a work vehicle, but also a pleasant company for any journey and the right companion for who wants to see their own business expand and evolve.

In parallel to the exemplary finishing cabin full of comfort items is the good space of the cargo compartment, strategically designed to carry a myriad of materials and always ready to withstand the use made by all types of entrepreneurs that arise every day in the Brazil as pet stores, laundromats, surf shops, bike shops and more.With a volume capacity of 3,000 liters (and the best use of space on the market), the model carries 800 kg of payload in its trunk – or 80 bags of 10 kg of fertilized soil, for example in the use of Partner in stores gardening and landscaping – which measures 1,250 mm in height, 1,160 mm in width and 1,700 mm in length.Another specific and exclusive aspect of the Peugeot vehicle is the design of the rear doors that offer 90 ° and 180 ° opening limiters. Thanks to this plus the absence of internal obstacles such as wheeled and damping towers, Partner is able to easily accommodate a pallet in its original position straight from the forklift.There are also internal mooring hooks installed at strategic points that prove the efficiency of the project developed to suit all types of users, whatever their business idea. And to increase safety, the steppe lock protects against theft and is easily accessible even when the vehicle is loaded.And to load so much safely,

Partner has the help of an efficient cushioning and suspension system and standard crankcase protector. This means that even on full load days, the van has unique stability in its body and exemplary dynamics in cornering and braking.Both axles receive high-quality components such as the McPherson-type independent suspension, with triangular lower arms, stabilizer bar, helical springs with new calibration and specific law telescopic hydraulicshock absorbers on the front and rear axles. In summary: a set necessary to meet any type of market.The Partner will be sold in a single version with a 1.6-liter (1,587 cm³) 16-volt engine, with its 113 hp with Ethanol at 5,600 rpm and maximum torque of 152 Nm at 4,000 rpm when fueled with the same fuel.For freight vehicles, the higher the engine power, the lower its consumption. This is because Partner will usually be always charged, and with a more powerful engine, the driver will need to require less of the set, saving fuel. Coupled to the engine is the five-speed front and one-aft transmission, with precise couplings that also help create a more comfortable ride.

How Much More Must Your Car Endure?

A car that is kept outdoors, unprotected ends up going through endless torture. It will be attacked daily by the harsh elements of nature, to which it stands completely defenseless. It does not matter where you live, nor which climate you live in if your car is not protected, it will get ruined. Everyone presumes that car covers are just for cars in wet climates. After all, it is well known that the rain leaves horrible watermarks all over the car’s exterior, and causes the framework of the car to rust and rot with time. Also, the high levels of acid in today’s rain eat away at the car’s paintwork so that it looks rather shabby. The snow makes things even worse, as it freezes over the whole car and all its parts. When the brakes are frozen, they do not work properly and hence are extremely dangerous to drive with. However, that is not the only weather condition that can be detrimentally harmful to your car. The sun is equally as bad for your car. When the sun beats down on the car, the ultraviolet rays melt away the finish, so that it is no longer shiny, and full of luster, but rather dull and matt, giving a very drab impression. That is not all; when the car becomes overheated from the sun, the internal workings get ruined. The car also becomes too hot and stuffy to drive in and the steering wheel could even burn the driver’s fingers.

When it starts to get windy, the car is likely to be attacked once more. The wind usually drags along with it anything that may have been left lying in the streets. This includes sticks and stones and other sorts of rubble, which, when made to fly about in the wind, will actually scratch and, or dent cars. So indeed, in every sort of weather condition that there is, your car is at peril. Nature does not pick and choose who will be the next victim, it attacks each and every car regardless. Unless you do something about it, you will find yourself either replacing your car way too frequently or paying out fortunes for the cleaning and repairs. A car cover will be your saving grace simply because it is equipped with all that is necessary to combat nature’s harsh elements. Waterproof car cover honda 2017 crv have zero tolerance for rain, sleet, and snow, as well as any other sort of unwanted liquids. The cover is also breathable, meaning that whilst air and moisture may not be allowed in, it is allowed out, away from the car, making sure that the car does not get steamed up and moldy whilst covered. Car covers are ultraviolet resistant so that the sun’s powerful rays cannot filter through and harm the car as they would otherwise. The cover is also able to cushion the car from any sort of knocks and bashes that may happen. The impact will be absorbed by the cover, and no impression will be made on the car itself.

Taking Care of the Car’s Elegance

An excellent way of keeping the cars posh is to use car sheets. In reality, these items are very common in the market. Obviously, these protective wraps do come in different sizes or dimensions. This fact is simply understandable because of the existence of the different sizes and measurements of cars and vehicles as well. For this reason, these automobile covers are commercially presented in different sizes, colors, textures and the like. Following this line of thought, it only means that car owners and the like will never encounter any problems seeking the right or ideal size for their own vehicles.

Standard Car Cover Sizes in the Market

In a free world, customers do always have the upper hand in choosing or making their own items. This statement also goes true with car sheets. In reality, customers can easily customize these covers for their cars. Nonetheless, for the sake of informing potential customers or clients, the following are some of the general or universal sizes commercially available on auto shops or stores everywhere. The double extra large car covers have 161 inches by 268 inches measurements or dimensions while the extra large size car wraps have 161 inches by 248 inches for their sizes. The large car sheets usually have 161 inches by 236 inches and the medium-sized car sheets have 161 inches by 220 inches. The smallest commercially available car sheets are measured in 147 inches by 208 inches. These given sizes are based on the standard sizes of cars available in the market as well. Of course, these items should always be standardized to facilitate customers on their choices.

Checking the Materials of Car Covers

According to some accounts, the earliest car sheets were made of materials used in making tents. These car covers were once famous way back the 1950’s. Contemporary or modern commercially presented car covers in the market are made up of various fabrics such as flannel, satin, and polyester. Car sheets nowadays are already improved in the sense that they are now designed to deal with heat from the sun to prevent any damages on the part of the car or a vehicle. With the aid of technology, quick-dry covers also obtainable and some synthetic textiles can also be used to make these covers for vehicles and cars. These car covers do have different prices depending on their materials and given sizes as well. You’ve got a new car, and it’s beautiful. You are really proud of this car; it makes you feel successful and accomplished. This car will probably stay as beautiful as you bought it for about a week. You’re probably thinking that nothing, barring a major accident will make your car look old after a week. Well, think about this. You drive your car to work and park it under a tree in the parking lot. After work, you come back to your beautiful car, and there is sap from the tree, droppings from the birds flying above, and feathers, stuck to your windshield. You give a big sigh, and take your car home to the safety of your own property, thinking that you will give it a hose down on Sunday. When you come in the morning to drive off again, you see the dirt again and you don’t feel so good about your car.

After a few weekends of scrubbing down your car, you feel sick and tired of spending your Sunday afternoons washing and polishing your vehicle, or maybe your car wash bill is getting out of hand, you start looking for a new way to keep your car looking great but with less effort, and cost. People think that in order to protect their car from weather conditions, and outside elements they have to build a big multipurpose, very expensive garage, which they can’t afford, and they don’t have space for. But there is a much less expensive option which doesn’t take up more room than the size of your vehicle itself, I’m talking about a car cover. A car cover is a protective layer that you can use to cover your car to protect it from any outside dirt, dust, mud, and all other grimy things. You can roll up your protector, store it in the trunk, and carry it with you wherever you go. That solves all the problems of parking your car in an unprotected environment. Car covers can be made of different materials, both waterproof and non-waterproof materials, which does make a difference. If you live in a wet environment, where rain is very frequent, you would probably want to buy a waterproof covering, which will protect your car from the effects of rain on the vehicle. If you live in a dry warm climate, a regular cover will do just fine.

Covers can be made for many different models and brands of cars, from Audi to Buick to Cadillac to Maybach; there is most likely a car cover to suit your needs. You can buy protectors for old model cars, new ones, and those in-between. Contrary to what many people believe, it doesn’t take a long time to affix and remove the car cover, and it most definitely is more efficient than washing your car every weekend. You also gain the added benefit of having the peace of mind knowing that your car is fully protected, through beating sun, pouring rain, and wildlife. Anyone who lives in a hot climate is usually accustomed to regularly putting on sun cream, wearing sun hats etc, all in the effort not to get burnt. The sun is extremely dangerously powerful. With global warming, and the ozone layer thinning, the ultra-violet rays are not being filtered and can be tremendously harmful. No one is immune to it, including cars. Cars are also at risk of getting damaged and ruined when left in the sun. Both the interior and exterior is effected. The internal workings of a car get ruined when the car has been left standing in the sun for extended periods of time. The inside becomes overheated and is almost unbearable to drive in. The driver can even burn his fingers on the steering wheel. On the outside of things, the car’s paintwork and finish ruin due to the ultra-violet rays. It melts the finish and bleaches the paintwork so that the car is left looking, dull, colorless, and quite lifeless. Dust accumulates faster than ever in the sun. For some reason, cars are a magnet to dust. No car owner likes the look of a dusty, worn out car that looks way beyond its actual age. Birds’ droppings and tree sap will be in any climate, but specifically in a hot one. Birds tend to migrate to the warmer regions, and unfortunately for the car owner, leave their visiting card on the local cars. These stains are virtually impossible to fully remove. They cause much hassle and aggravation.

To combat all these problems, Car Covers have produced the ultimate car cover called Sunbrella. The Sunbrella car cover is made from acrylic fibers that have been woven so that they naturally resist the ultra-violet rays from penetrating through. This makes the cover ideal for the warmer climates. On a lower level, the cover is also water resistant, so that the car nor its owner are ever caught out with the occasional shower of rain. It goes without saying, that Subrella will prevent dust from gathering on the car itself as the cover acts as a dust sheet. It will also shield the car from birds’ droppings and the like, hence the car will remain spotlessly clean and shiny. Car Covers provides the customer with a choice of five colors for the Sunbrella cover; Pacific Blue, Sky Blue, Cadet Grey, Jet Black or Toast. All these colors will make the car look classy and chic whilst covered, never mind what the car will look like when the cover is rolled off. The car will be able to keep it’s vibrant color and beauty as it will not get ruined from nature’s elements. Unlike other covers, Sunbrella will not fade in color and resistance in the sun. The resistance is natural and therefore the sun cannot wear it thin, nor can general use. The cover is therefore extremely durable. The color of the cover will not fade either, as the acrylic fibers are dyed before they are even woven to make the fabric. This way, the color is embedded in the material and not on the surface and therefore will last forever.