Peugeot has high ambitions with new 508, coming summer

22nd February 2018

Peugeot has high ambitions with new 508, coming summer

Peugeot has published the first images and details of the new 508, in anticipation for the D-segment cruiser’s reveal at the Geneva Motor Show in early March.

Gone is the frumpy look of old and instead, the fleet favourite now boasts a more striking, more aerodynamic silhouette with hints of a bold low coupé without hindering its five-door practicality.

Available from this summer, the second-generation 508 obtains its impressive new look with the inclusion of sharp side window designs, elegant frameless doors and alloy wheels that fill the wheel arch housings.

At the rear, there are the full LED ‘claw effect’ lights that have made other recent Peugeots so visually appealing, and despite the coupe-esque shape, boot space has increased from 473 litres to 487.

Inside, you’ll find a compact, full-grain leather-trimmed steering wheel, a large ten-inch touchscreen and a 12.3-inch head-up digital instrument panel – all hallmarks of Peugeot’s i-Cockpit.

Under the bonnet, there’ll be one of six highly efficient petrol and diesel engines, with power outputs ranging from 128bhp to 221bhp.

These pictures come a day after Peugeot released shots of the Rifter – a five/seven-seater people carrier that reworks the best bits of the Partner Tepee whilst incorporating all the lessons learned from the successful reimagining of the 3008.

Peugeot chief executive Jean-Philippe Imparato labelled the new 508 as “a perfect example of the ambition that we embody in everything that we do; continuing to establish Peugeot as the best ‘high-end generalist’ car manufacturer in the market”.

Molly Benton, brand manager at Fuel Card Services, added: “We’ll find out if the 508 does enough to compete with the big boys when it becomes available to order this summer.”