Peugeot 508 moves upmarket

The new Peugeot 508 range is a clear illustration of the lion-brand’s move upmarket.

The new Peugeot 508 range is a clear illustration of the lion-brand’s move upmarket.

Both saloon and SW versions benefit from new equipment, new exterior and interior styling and the latest economical engines.

They join the Peugeot stable at a time when the company is enjoying its youngest ever range in its 125-year history and come to market with a five year extended warranty. Retailing from €26,750, plus dealer delivery related charges, or from €270 per month with Peugeot Passport PCP finance, the new Peugeot 508 is now on sale at local Peugeot Dealers.

Peugeot’s designers have built on the already elegant styling and quality of the previous 508, to produce a vehicle with even more technological prowess, character and style. The new models bear a new grille, emblematic of the marque’s future models. More vertical and more self-assured, the Lion is housed at the centre. The front grille is framed by a distinctive light signature to include 100% LED daytime running lamps and direction indicators.

The rear end is more structured thanks to a more distinctive rear bumper, constructed to enhance its protective function. The opalescent red 3-claw rear light signature delivers a strong identity.

Des Cannon, Managing Director at Gowan Distributors Limited, Peugeot Importers in Ireland, at the press launch today said,

“The epitome of style and quality, demand for the new Peugeot 508 range has been very positive already.

“With a five year warranty guaranteeing peace of mind motoring, significant equipment upgrades and a range of extremely competitive, low cost finance packages to suit every pocket, the new 508 range is resonating very well with customers.”

Inside, the dashboard now includes a 7 inch touch screen as standard, grouping together in an intuitive way most of the vehicles functionalities and as a result, the central panel now has fewer buttons.

The centre console includes a new closed storage box, whilst an optional Head-Up instrument panel allows for great driver control and safety.

The quality of materials used, the quality of the equipment and the care taken with finish immediately place the interior of the new Peugeot 508 in a top of the range world that is modern and refined.

With double wishbone, decoupled hub front suspension (on the more powerful Diesel versions) or pseudo MacPherson on other versions, and multi-link rear suspension, the new Peugeot 508 continues to offer a remarkable compromise between ride comfort and road holding.

Standard equipment on the level one, Access model, retains the existing equipment on the current model – Bluetooth with audio streaming, alarm + deadlocks, air conditioning, front and rear electric windows, 6 airbags, electric door mirrors, hill assist, full size spare wheel and ESP – and now includes LED daytime running lights, flat tyre detection system, SMEG touchscreen with DAB radio.

A special order GT model will have as standard full LED headlights, LED fog lamps and a rear parking camera.

The new Peugeot 508 range is powered by a choice of a 1.6 eHDi diesel 115hp SST 6-Speed manual or Ecomatique, a 2.0 HDi diesel 140hp 6-Speed or a 2.0 HDi 163hp 6-Speed Automatic.