You say Hello to the new Peugeot 508

Paris, 22. February 2018

Peugeot 407 and Citroën C6: Oh God, how long has it been. And yet, the current Peugeot 508 is still on the same Ancient platform, PF3, such as this long set models. Now, after seven years of Generation two of the 508. It is based, such as the 3008 and the 5008 on the EMP2 platform and is at the Geneva motor show (8. to 18. March 2017).

A five-door coupe instead of sedan

The main change to the 508 is the body concept: The medium-class car is transformed from a four-door notchback limousine, a five-door coupe. Peugeot's chief designer, Gilles Vidal has designed a sporty-looking car, with only 1.40 meters six inches less high than in the past. The Grill has the currently fashionable spot optics, the LED headlights are sharply cut. To do this, daytime running lights, which act like the canines of a vampire. Unusual also, that the 508 is not bigger, but smaller: Trailing, he loses eight inches. With 4.75 meters, he is now about as long as the Audi A5 Sportback. At Audi, the high belt line reminds. As for a coupe typically, the new 508 frameless doors.

In the future, not a station wagon?

At the rear, there are rear lights, each with three stripes, which are not reminiscent of Adidas, but the Claws of the Peugeot lion. The trunk behind the large tailgate offers despite a lower body length of a little more volume. According to the French standard, there are now 487 instead of 473 litres, after folding down the rear seats 1.537 litres are available – according to VDA-standard, the values are slightly higher. In any case, the new 508 can invite a lot more than the old 508 SW. So it wouldn't surprise us if Peugeot would in future omit the combination.

New i-Cockpit

Inside, it stays with the small steering Wheel and the overlying instruments, which are carried out as in the 3008 and 5008 as a 12.3-inch Display. The infotainment monitor measures in the base eight inches, in the higher versions of ten inches. He is not, however, unlike the 3008 and 5008 on the dashboard, but is integrated in the center console. Among them, there are toggle switches like in a plane. In the case of the materials of the 508 goes a step further in the direction of the Premium--with full-grain leather, or Nappa, satin chrome, Alcantara and wood.

130 to 225 horses

Under the hood is the familiar 1.6-litre turbo petrol engine works with a 180 or 225 HP, in conjunction with the new eight-speed automatic EAT8. On the diesel side, you can choose between the new 1.5-litre with 130 PS (known from the new 308) and the well-known 2.0-Liter with 180 HP. The third compression-ignition engine has 160 HP. This seems to be a new level of performance the 1.5-litre diesel. For 2019, a Plug is also-in Hybrid is the same System that has been announced for the DS 7 cross – back-announced-maybe. From this model, the infrared-based night vision system on the new 508 is known. These assistance systems are coming from the emergency brake system to lane keep assistant. Market launch for the new 508 is not fixed in September 2018, the prices.(sl)