2019 Peugeot 508 Touring. Photo: Supplied

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Dom Tripolone | Jun, 07 2018 | 0 Comments

Peugeot has added some practicality to its large family car.

The French brand has shown off the wagon version of the 508 ahead of its official debut at the upcoming Paris motor show in October, 2018.

Showcasing the French marque's latest design language, the mid-size wagon cuts a handsome silhouette with a low slung, swoopy body that finishes with a hatch-like floating roof and the brand's signature glossy-black horizontal strip that is bookended by claw-shaped LED taillights.

Design features like frameless doors and the integration of Peugeot's latest high-tech i-Cockpit give the 508 wagon a more premium feel.

Inside, Peugeot has kitted out the 508 wagon with premium materials such as Alcantara and leather upholstery along with a panoramic sun-roof and a 10-speaker Focal stereo.

Peugeot has made safety a major feature on the new 508 with a range of active systems included such as adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, adaptive headlights, park assist and night vision which uses infrared technology to detect people beyond the scope of the headlights.

Measuring 4780mm long the 508 wagon is 50mm shorter than the previous version and about 100mm shorter than the mid-size Toyota Camry sedan. The rear seats can be folded completely flat which gives the 508 Touring a total cargo space of 1780-litres.

Built on the company's new EMP2 platform that utilises a range of lightweight materials that both reduce weight and strengthens the body structure and is supported by a new front and rear suspension systems with active dampers on higher grade models.

Peugeot will offer a range of petrol and diesel engine options that are matched to an eight-speed automatic transmission. A plug-in hybrid petrol version will join the range at a later date.

The Peugeot 508 wagon is set to go on sale in Europe at the start of 2019 and Peugeot Australia is still deciding whether to offer the wagon down under.

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