Due to hit Australia in early 2015, the unveiling of the revised 508 range marks the model’s first makeover since its 2010 debut.
As expected, the 2015 508 gets Peugeot’s squared-off new grille design, sitting above a black insert that works to keep a slender look to the new bumper.
The 508’s re-shaped headlights feature the same stepped design worn by other new Peugeot models, and a new bumper design is also shown.
Changes to the rear are less obvious, although there’s revised tail-light lenses and internals, a reshaped boot lid with integrated lip, and a subtly redesigned bumper.
In the cabin, there’s a big new seven-inch colour display with infotainment and navigation functions, and the previous model’s rotary knob and buttons have been replaced with a simple touchscreen approach.
Other features, in Europe at least, will include a reversing camera and blind-spot monitoring - both joining the 508 for the first time.
A range of Peugeot Connect apps are also featured, offering online and media connectivity functions.
Powertrains include an updated version of the company’s Euro 6 compliant 1.6 litre THP turbo petrol engine that boosts power from 115 to 123kW.
The petrol engine can be had with either a six-speed manual or a six-speed auto, depending on the trim grade.
A 112kW 2.0 litre BlueHDi turbodiesel engine is also available, mated exclusively to a EAT6 automatic transmission.
In Australia, the 508 is currently offered in sedan and wagon form, with 115kW/240Nm 1.6 petrol, 120kW/340Nm 2.0 diesel and 150kW/450Nm 2.2 diesel engines.
The updated 508 will make its European premiere at next month's Paris Motor Show.
Euro sales will begin in October, suggesting an Australian launch will not occur until the first or second quarter or 2015.
TMR will be in Europe later this month for a first drive of the updated 508 range. Watch for our review.
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