Peugeot Reveals a Sportier and Sexier 508

February 22, 2018

As far as midsize sedans go, the Peugeot 508 has been more of an alternative than a mainstream choice. Well, at least in our market. But the French carmaker seems bent on changing this as it introuduces a sportier and more seductive second-generation 508.

Even before its official world debut at the upcoming Geneva International Motor Show this March, Peugeot already shows off that distinctive front end with the equally sharp grille. The rear is likewise an eye-catcher with sleek taillights. And you can’t miss the frameless doors that give the car an even sportier vibe.

While the new 508 is shorter and lower, its added width means more room for passengers. Trunk space ahs also grown, says Peugeot, giving the car added versatility.

What hasn’t changed is the use of the brand’s signature i-Cockpit that features a small steering wheel, along with a large 12.3-inch instrument panel and 10-inch center touchscreen. All this help in setting the mood, whatever the driving mode.

The drive is taken care of by a 1.6-liter gasoline mill that produces either 177hp or 217 horses. One can also opt for either a 1.5- or 2.0-liter BlueHDI diesel that produces either 128hp, 158hp, or 177hp. One can choose between a six-speed manual and 8-speed auto to pair with the diesel while the gas only comes with the automatic.

While each engine is tuned for both performance and efficiency, Peugeot claims that the car weighs 70kg less than its predecessor, thus helping to consume less fuel. There will also be a plug-in hybrid variant coming in 2019.

The Peugeot 508 will make its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March. Sales will begin later this year.

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Mr. Gerard Jude Castillo
Gerard has been a self-confessed car nut ever since he was a little boy. As a grown-up, he indulges in his passion by collecting toy cars (which he started since childhood) and reading up on the latest cars out there.  As Associate Editor, he will ensure that you get your fill of the latest cars in the market, as well as a load of automotive features.