The French automaker has revealed the first details and also the pricing information for the UK market for the updated 508 model family.
In a segment dominated by German models, four years ago Peugeot decided to stir things up a bit and also save some costs by introducing a model that replaced back then the ageing mid-sized 407 and larger 607. So, the 508 sits somewhere in the middle, with Peugeot saying it’s a car “that really stands out from the crowd.” We’re not sure if this is only a way of justifying the idea of putting one car instead of two and hoping it will cater for both types of clients, but we do know the model has become a little obsolete after four years on the market.
So, neatly before their home auto show kicks off in Paris next month, Peugeot has unveiled the first details about the facelifted 508 model, together with the car’s British pricing. The “new” 508 starts in the UK at £22,054, coupled with a 1.6-liter e-HDi 115 micro-hybrid stop & start mated to a six speed manual transmission. The 508 is offered in sedan, wagon and RXH body styles. The latter goes for £30,295 and £34,645, respectively and comes with a 2-liter BlueHDi 180 engine or a hybrid diesel-electric setup where the BlueHDi engine is also aided by a 37 hp electric motor.
The estate model starts at £23,245, while the medium trim Allure option goes for £24,895 (sedan) or £26,295 (SW). Thos wanting a range-topping offering but don’t want the RXH options can choose the 508 GT, equipped with a 2.2-liter HDi 200 turbo diesel that sends its power via six-speed auto gearbox priced at £30,645 (sedan) and £32,045 (SW).