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Future Cars: Peugeot Brings Back Sexiness With New 508 Sedan 18
Nov
Posted by Carscoop Carscoop in Future Cars, PEUGEOT, peugeot 508, Peugeot Scoops, Scoops on 11 18th, 2017


French carmaker Peugeot has certainly given us some drastic variance in cars over the years; cue fantastic sporting GTi and World Rally cars and then truly mediocre offerings like the 307 hatch and 407 sedan.

Whilst the current 508 mid-size saloon isn’t bad, the market for mainstream European sedans is waning amongst a sea of opposition from SUVs and crossovers and the move to more prestige brands, like BMW and Audi.

Peugeot thinks this tide can be reversed by offering a new generation 508 in a much more alluring suite. So let’s take an illustrated sneak peek.

Sleek French Styling

To engage a much more youthful audience, the French manufacturer has adopted a coupe-like, four door silhouette. Looks familiar, you say? That’s because the new 508 is largely inspired by Peugeot’s 2014 Exalt Concept, hence that sleek, frameless-window side profile, with scalloped upper door panels and heavily-raked rear.

Frontal styling is aggressive too, with intersecting quad headlamps, larger lower intake and powerful front grille. At the rear, full-width tail lamps incorporate vertical LED brake elements – not too dissimilar to the Ford Mustang’s rear lighting setup.

Avante Garde Cabin

If you think the exterior looks good, the interior will impress even more. Drastic improvements over the current 508 show a much more futuristic interior, not too dissimilar to that of the 5008 crossover.

It also shares the latter’s i-Cockpit arrangement that includes a large, crisp infotainment display and digital instrument cluster. Practicality should improve with the shift to a lift-back body style, like that of the Opel/Vauxhall Insignia and Buick Regal/Holden Commodore.

Under The Skin

Based on the flexible EMP2 platform, the new 508 will be lighter, stiffer and more crash-resistant compared to the ageing current model.

Powertrains are expected to be shared with the 5008, including a petrol 1.6-litre, turbocharged four, plus 1.6-litre and 2.0-litre diesels in varying states of tune. Power will be sent to the front wheels through a new automatic transmission, and it’s possible the 5008’s Advanced Grip Control (which has normal, snow, sand, mud modes) will make an appearance. Hybrid versions of the gasoline units will also be on offer, while an all-electric model could be added later in the car’s lifecycle.

Tough Competition In An Shrinking Segment

If fighting the tide of SUV’s is hard enough, the 508 will battle with offerings that are competing for the same shrinking market share. Those competitors like the Ford Mondeo (Fusion), Opel Insignia, Mazda6, VW Passat and Skoda Superb won’t make life easy for the Pug.

The sleek new 508 will debut in 2018 with sales starting later that year in Europe and possibly Asia-Pacific.

Tell us what you think of the all-new 508 in the comments below and should PSA consider bringing it stateside?

By Josh Byrnes

Photo Renderings Copyright Carscoops / Josh Byrnes

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Jan
Posted by Carscoops Staff in PEUGEOT, Peugeot 308, peugeot 508, Peugeot Scoops, Scoops on 01 24th, 2017


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Jan
Posted by Carscoops Staff in PEUGEOT, Peugeot 308, peugeot 508, Peugeot Scoops, Scoops on 01 24th, 2017


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Peugeot 508 Now Official; To Start Sales in 2011 13
Jul
Posted by Alex Ion in 407, 508, Automotive News, PEUGEOT, peugeot 508 on 07 13th, 2010

New details of Peugeot’s 508 have been officially let out. The all-new 508 comes with the mark of an up market vehicle and would don French looks that would be elegant as never before. The carmaker is said to have thrown in a slew of up market add-ons to make the car look so alluring. The Peugeot 508 looks like to be the model that would replace the earlier 407 range.

Significantly, concern for the environment seems to be in the driver’s seat with engineers at Peugeot making sure that C02 emissions are cut to the maximum possible. The 508 comes with claims of lower emissions, while improving engine performance. On the dynamics side, the car would boast of better standards. The body weight is kept at a minimum too. A larger boot provides for added interior space.

The Peugeot 508 comes boasting of a new e-HDi stop and start system that promises added fuel efficiency of up to 15 per cent. Peugeot’s own Hybrid4 technology is expected to be made available soon after the launch. The car is to boast of 200bhp (147kW / 203 PS) performance and an AWD system, while emissions would at 99g/km in normal combined driving or 0g/km in full electric mode.

We hear the Peugeot 508 to come in sedan and SW (wagon) variants. The car would start selling by the start of 2011 soon after it debuts at the 2010 Paris International Motor Show in October. [via DeviceMAG]







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