2018 Peugeot 508 Photo: supplied
Andrew Maclean | Feb, 23 2018 | 0 Comments

Peugeot is putting some style back into the sedan, revealing it's new-generation 508 ahead of its official public debut at the 2018 Geneva motor show next month.

The mid-size four-door continues the French brand's design renaissance - both inside and out - with a swoopy body cloaked around a simple and stylish cabin that Peugeot claims ensures the 508 sets a new world-class standard for medium sedans.

Measuring 4.75m long but standing less than 1.4m high, Peugeot says the long-slung body has been designed to give the 508 a sleeker, more stylish profile, matched by an interior that showcases the company's latest interpretation of its minimalist i-Cockpit concept with a high-resultion 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and a 10-inch touch screen multimedia system.

More than just stylish, the 508 brings a raft of new technologies to Peugeot's mid-size sedan. Using the company's lightweight EMP2 platform, the basic structure is both lighter and yet stronger and is supported by a new front and rear suspension systems with active dampers on higher grade models.

In Europe, it will be offered with a broad range of engine options, including a new 1.6-litre turbo petrol four-cylinder that is available in two states of tune and two turbo diesel engines - a 1.5-litre and 2.0-litre - that are also offered in high and low-power variants.

All of the engine options will be hooked up to an eight-speed automatic to drive the front wheels.

As for safety, the 508 will come equipped with a comprehensive suite of crash avoidance systems such as adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go, automated emergency braking up to 140km/h, lane keeping assistance, blind spot monitoring and speed limit recognition, as well as the segment-first inclusion of night vision assistance.

The Peugeot 508 is due to go on sale in Australia later this year. Final local specifications and prices will be revealed closer to its showroom arrival.

- For more information visit our Peugeot showroom

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