Seat Alhambra vs Peugeot 5008


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Seat Alhambra


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Peugeot 5008



The Seat Alhambra has the ideal MPV format. At 4. 85 metres, it is longer than its predecessor by 22 centimetres. Its width is up by nine centimetres to 1. 90 metres, making it a leader in this car segment. Height, on the other hand, has been slightly reduced - by one centimetre - to 1. 72 metres. The new proportions create a line that is powerfully sporty.

Seat Head of Layout Luc Donckerwolke and his team faced the challenge of taking the MPV concept, with its voluminous room and cladding it in an emotional, engaging layout. The team fulfilled its task brilliantly. From the very first glance, the new Seat Alhambra is clearly a true Seat, with sporty and comprehensive lines. Calm, refined surfaces shape its modern and youthful look. The tight and precisely parallel shut lines convey its technical precision and impressive production class while fine, almost imperceptible returns beneath the edges add emphasis to the look lines. The proportions harmonize perfectly - bringing enormous tension to the layout with a minimum of lines.

The characteristic motif at the front of the Seat Alhambra is the Arrow Layout - a theme typical of the expressive Seat layout language. The trapezoidal radiator grille is framed with subtle chrome trim and bears a big Seat logo. Its finely contoured black bars emphasize the vertical. Together with the distinctive, V-shaped contours of the bonnet and the low headlamps, the grille forms Seat's trademark arrow.

The comprehensive bumper layout is dominated by big, three-dimensional air inlets with clearly defined edges. In the traditional version, fog lamps are located in the outer air intakes. Together with the halogen headlamps, they come with an add-on static cornering light function - illuminating junctions at speeds of up to 40 km/h.
With the Peugeot 5008, Peugeot has created a new interpretation of the compact people carrier. This new model features all the manufacturer's key values but also builds further on the benefits expected by buyers in this segment without any adverse effect on the vehicle's road holding. The Peugeot 5008 also introduces a range of cutting edge technologies to further improve convenience, comfort and driving security.

The Peugeot 5008, after the Peugeot 3008 crossover, is Peugeot's second new offering product in the big M1 car segment. This compact five to seven seater people carrier provides a number of significant benefits that will improve and strengthen Peugeot's presence in the family vehicle sphere. After the Peugeot 308 SW and the recent 3008 crossover, the Peugeot 5008, with a length of 4. 53 m and a height of 1. 64 m, is a natural extension to Peugeot's current offerings in the M1 segment.

In terms of look style, the Peugeot 5008 stands out with its balanced and particularly distinctive profile. Its aerodynamic look-and-feel (cx of 0. 29 and Scx of 0. 77) is akin to that of the TGV high-speed train. It evokes fluidity and driveability of the very highest order.

The front of the vehicle with its appealing profiled headlamps, steeply plunging bonnet which extends backwards towards the big front windscreen which is level with the front wheels, seems to be developed to penetrate via the air in the most efficient way.