High tech French charm in the new Peugeot 508
Peugeot has officially revealed their new flagship sedan, the 508.
Now, in its second generation, the new Peugeot 508 sports a rear end that draws inspiration from last year’s Instinct concept. The 508 rides on PSA’s EMP2 platform that underpins the Peugeot 5008 SUV and Citroen DS7 Crossback, with Peugeot claiming an average weight reduction of 70kg over the previous model.
It bares all the hallmark features of the latest Peugeot vehicles, including full LED ‘claw-effect’ rear lights, while inside customers can expect a premium interior, with the latest generation Peugeot i-Cockpit technology. There is a full grain leather trimmed steering wheel, a large 10-inch touchscreen angled towards the driver and a 12.3-inch head-up digital instrument panel.
Power will come from a range of 1.6-litre petrol and 2.0-litre diesel engines in Europe, with a plug-in hybrid planned for introduction towards the end of 2018.
The Volkswagen Passat rival will be officially unveiled at this week’s Geneva International Motor Show. Unfortunately Peugeot SA says there are no plans as yet to introduce the 508 to South Africa.
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