Peugeot launches refreshed 508 for 2015


Peugeot has launched its updated 508 sedan and touring range in Australia, with major changes in exterior and interior styling, a new drivetrain option and increased standard specification.

Joining the 508 sedan engine line-up is Peugeot’s latest Euro 6 compliant 1.6-litre turbo four-cylinder petrol drivetrain with stop-start technology. It produces 121kW and 240Nm, allowing the mid size to sprint from rest to 100 km/h in 8.9 seconds.

The most notable styling addition is a bold new front grille, with center-mounted Peugeot lion, new LED lighting package and revised rear lights and bumpers.


On board technology is increased with a new touch-screen infotainment system, satellite navigation and reversing camera that is now offered as standard. All new 508 models also gain paddle shifters, electric boot release (for sedans), rear center armrest with two cup holders and rear map lights.

The newly re-powered 508 Active entry-level model gains $4000 worth of additional standard specification equipment and carries a recommended retail price of $37,990 – $1000 more than the model it supersedes.

As standard, all Active models gain:

  • New, more efficient, more powerful 1.6L turbo petrol engine with stop-start
  • 7-inch touchscreen for vehicle controls
  • Reverse camera
  • 8GB jukebox
  • Paddle-shift
  • LED daytime running lamps
  • LED fog lamps
  • Rear sunblind
  • Electric boot release
  • Rear center armrest with cup holders
  • Rear map reading lights

Allure models, now equipped exclusively with the 120kW/340Nm 2.0-litre turbo diesel drivetrain, gain more than $2500 worth of specification including:

  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • 7-inch touchscreen for vehicle controls
  • Reverse camera
  • 8GB jukebox
  • Paddle shift
  • LED daytime running lamps
  • LED fog lamps
  • Rear map reading lights
  • Rear center armrest with cup holders
  • Electric boot release (sedan only)

Allure Touring (and GT Touring) variants add a further $700 in standard specification over the sedan:

  • Blind spot monitoring
  • 12V outlet in the cargo area
  • Retractable cargo net (seat to roof)

508 GT sedan and touring are powered exclusively by a potent 150kW/450Nm 2.2litre turbo-diesel drivetrain. The GT models mirror the additional specification gains across the range, adding:

  • All-LED headlamps
  • Leather sports seats with contrasting red stitching
  • Massage function for the driver’s seat

2015 Peugeot 508 pricing (excluding on-roads)

508 Active petrol 6-speed auto – $37,990

508 Allure diesel 6-speed auto – $45,990

508 Allure Touring diesel 6-speed auto – $48,990

508 GT diesel 6-speed auto – $58,490

508 GT Touring 6-speed auto – $61,490

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