2015 Peugeot 508 Range Revealed
2015 Peugeot 508 Range has just been unveiled in London. The cars a positioned in the D segment and now have new design and are powered by efficient engines. Some of the new features include brand new grille, touch screen, reversing camera and blind spot sensors. The new models will be presented to the general public in August simultaneously at the forthcoming Moscow and Chengdu Motor Shows. In September they will also make European debut at the Paris Motor Show, when also the sales are expecting to start.
The more assertive exterior style delivers more character. The new grille is an essential element of the new design philosophy adopted by Peugeot. It is more vertical and from now on includes brand's Lion at its centre. The front of the vehicle also received distinctive front lamps: LED headlamps, daytime running lamps, direction indicators and front foglamps. The visual signature – a ‘comma' on the Saloon and the SW, ‘claws' on the RXH - assured by the daytime running lamps, are integrated into the bumper.
The bonnet is now more horizontal. On the Saloon it improves the balance between front and rear, while the rear end is more structured, with a redesigned rear bumper. The rear lamps also feature more horizontal design.
Inside, the dashboard includes a 7" touch screen. The central panel has fewer buttons while the centre console features a new closed-storage box. The complete instrument panel is positioned in front of the driver and is backed up by the Head-Up Display with driving and navigation information in colour, displayed on a retractable smoked viewing screen.
Comfort and safety is secured by many new systems such as the Keyless Entry and Starting, the automatic electric parking brake, automatic headlamp dipping, quad-zone automatic air conditioning, JBL badged Hi-Fi, Blind Spot Sensors and a reversing camera.
The suspension system has also been optimized. The combination of double wishbones, decoupled hub front suspension or pseudo MacPherson, and multi-link rear suspension, ensures the good ride comfort and road holding.
The petrol engine which will power the 508 range is Euro 6 compliant. The 1.6 litre THP 165 Stop & Start is coupled with a six-speed manual or new EAT6 six-speed automatic gearbox. This unit produces 165 hp (121 kW) and emits only 131 g/km of CO2.
The 2.0-litre BlueHDi 150 6-speed manual, has CO2 emissions of just 105g/km for both Saloon and SW estate. There is another diesel engine offered which is the 2.0-litre BlueHDi 180 EAT6 Saloon version. It has been type approved with CO2 emissions of just 111g/km.
Peugeot's HYbrid4 technology is carried over to the Saloon and the RXH. The 508 Saloon HYbrid4 and 508 RXH use the 163 hp (119 kW) 2.0-litre HDi Diesel unit combined with the 37 hp electric motor. They drive the rear wheels and can operate either alternately or together. There are four selectable driving modes: ZEV, 4WD, Sport and Auto. The hybrids are approved with CO2 emissions of 85g/km, and deliver a combined fuel consumption of 85.6 mpg.