Peugeot will be introducing the self-driving systems on the successor of the current 508 and this will be putting the mid-size vehicle in a new segment.
The French based automaker Peugeot is planning on introducing a successor of the popular 508 in a couple of years and this will be based on the EMP2 modular platform. According to a spokesman within the company, the model in question will also come with the self-driving systems. The vehicle will be making use of the hands-free steering, of the automated braking control in heavy traffic situations, electronics used for parking and for assistance on highway and several other tweaks which should basically place the model in a new segment.
Thanks to these modifications, the Peugeot 508’s successor will be going a step closer to fully autonomous driving, which seems to be just around the corner and closer than we imagined it. The current generation of the Peugeot 508 has been introduced back in 2010 as a replacement for the 407 and for the larger 607. The model in question is aimed towards the D-segment and it is offered with a four-door sedan or a 5-door station wagon body style, both of them getting a front-engine and front-wheel drive layout. As far as the engine lineup goes, this includes four petrol and three diesel burners, along with a choice of four transmission options. The 508 stands at 4,792 mm long, 1,853 mm wide and 1,456 mm tall, with a wheelbase of 2,817 mm.