FVL Review: Revamped Peugeot 508 unveiled

The new Peugeot 508

The new Peugeot 508 – click picture for full size picture

Three years after its launch, the Peugeot 508 has been revamped in a bid to push it more upmarket. Our review reveals all …

It’s up against some very stiff competition but owners speak highly of this French car which has a lot going for it.

The revamped 508 has new engines with lower CO2 emissions and which are the most economical for the segment including the 2.0litre BlueHDI 150 which has CO2 emissions of 105g/km when coupled to the six speed manual gearbox.

Peugeot 508 review: this car will impress

Design tweaks include a new grille, set to be the style for all future Peugeot’s, daylight running lights which are integrated into the bumper and new compact headlights with structured lenses.

Peugeot have also now added a 7 inch touchscreen to a redesigned interior that is well laid out. Among the changes for the new model, there are fewer buttons on the central panel and there’s a useful storage box in the centre console.

The firm have also utilised the increasingly popular head-up display which displays the driving and navigation information from the car onto a retractable viewing screen in front of the driver.

Peugeot 508 review: Lots of kit

Standard kit in this car which is going head-to-head with the excellent Ford Mondeo includes a reversing camera, quad zone automatic air con as well as keyless entry and starting.

The Peugeot 508 also has a decent range of safety equipment too including automatic headlamp dipping, electric parking brake and blindspot sensors.

Like many other car manufacturers, Peugeot also has a range of apps for its touchscreen system including one that will find the nearest fuel station and prices, and another for free parking spaces. The system also links to weather, traffic and tourist information from TripAdvisor and the Michelin Guide.

Peugeot 508 review: New engines and better comfort

Other improvements include a more comfortable suspension system which offers improved road-holding and better ride comfort.

Alongside the frugal diesel engine engine there’s also a new 1.6 litre THP petrol variant with stop-start which has CO2 emissions of 131g/km.

Peugeot is unveiling its new 508 at the upcoming Moscow and Chengdu Motor shows, and it will go on sale from September before presentation at the Paris Motor Show.

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