Peugeot has unveiled its all-new 508 saloon ahead of the 2018 Geneva Motors Show.
Underpinned by Groupe PSA’s new EMP2 (Efficient Modular Platform 2) Platform, the stylish 508 is said to be lighter and more efficient than ever before. Its structure is more compact and its height reduced.
As with Peugeot’s recent offerings, the 508’s exterior design continues the brand’s bold and distinctive styling language with highlights including the finely fashioned, chequered radiator grill, low bonnet, sleek roofline, frameless doors and glossy black horizontal strip that frames the taillights.
The 508’s space-age interior includes an evolution of the Peugeot i-Cockpit which consists of a 12.3-inch digital instrumentation display, compact steering wheel and a 10-inch central touchscreen display.
The boot offers a volume of 487 litres. With the 60/40 split rear bench-seat folded down, the boot capacity reaches 1,537 litres.
Depending on market, the Peugeot 508 will be available in two 1.6-litre petrol variants and four diesel options displacing 1.5-litre or 2.0-litre. All engines are turbocharged and matched with an 8-speed automatic transmission.
The new Peugeot 508 offers a wide range of latest-generation driving aids including a Night-Vision system – a first for the segment. Other safety features include:
- Latest-generation automatic emergency braking (that detects pedestrians and cyclists both day and night at up to 140 km/h) and collision-risk alert
- Lane keeping assist (including roadsides)
- Driver attention alert
- High beam assist
- Speed limit recognition and recommendation
- Extended traffic sign recognition (Stop, prohibited direction etc.)
- Adaptive cruise control with Stop & Go function (with automatic EAT8 gearbox)
- Lane-positioning assist (related to Stop & Go adaptive cruise control)
- Active blind-spot monitoring system
Managing Director for Peugeot Australia, Anouk Poelmann said that the all-new 508 will continue Peugeot’s product and brand led transformation in Australia.
“Following the launch of the all-new Peugeot 3008 and 5008 SUV, we now turn our attention to the sedan market with the all-new 508 – a vehicle that encapsulates the best in French design, engineering and allure,” said Poelmann.
“The Peugeot ‘5-series’ family of vehicles has always held an esteemed position both locally and abroad providing motorists with a stylish, reliable and well specified vehicle and the all-new 508 stays true to this rich heritage,
“In Australia, the revered 504 and 505 underpinned the motoring experience for generations of families and executives, and this all-new 508 will once again place Peugeot at the forefront of the segment.” Said Poelmann.
The Peugeot 508 will launch in Europe in late 2018 and follow in Australia with a launch date, specifications, pricing and model line-up confirmed closer to this time.