First glimpse of new Peugeot 508

The new-look Peugeot 508.
The new-look Peugeot 508.

Every year something new comes along that makes us sit up and pay attention. Ahead of its launch at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, the first images of the new Peugeot 508 have been unveiled.

Peugeot has given the 508 a radical new exterior design that is sharper, sleeker, while the car’s interior includes an evolution of the iconic Peugeot i-Cockpit.

Promising exemplary road-handling, new engines, countless technology features and a quantum leap in quality, the new Peugeot 508 sets a world class standard within the D-segment and further supports the Brand’s upmarket strategy.

At first glance, the new front end is impressive, even aggressive. The finely fashioned, chequered radiator grill asserts itself between the full LED headlights, inspiration for which was drawn straight from the brand’s latest concept car: Peugeot Instinct.

Low and sleek, the coupé silhouette is further sharpened, thanks to frameless doors. There is no conventional overlap of the bonnet, glazing support and door frames. Gap and flush-fitting have been reduced in size with first-class know-how and the wheels have been adjusted to perfectly fill the wheel arches. The roof aerial has been removed, now silk-screened.

New-generation Euro 6.c PureTech petrol and BlueHDi diesel engines, deliver CO2 emission levels, from 98g/km in the diesel range, 123g/km in the petrol range.

Two new petrol options are on offer: a 1.6 litre PureTech 180 S&S EAT8 automatic; and a PureTech 225 S&S EAT8 (GT version only) automatic.

For more, read this week’s Connacht Tribune.