The all-new 2018 Peugeot 508 has been tested for the first time by our spy photographers, revealing how Peugeot is introducing a more stylish, next-generation sedan to rival premium offerings such as the BMW 3 Series and the new Volkswagen Arteon.
Like the recent arrival of VW, the spy photos reveal that Peugeot is drawing a sleek, smooth profile for its new D-segment sedan a segment where eye-catching style becomes essential as more and more new buyers opt for crossover and SUV. The tightening has been placed on cars like the 508, Vauxhall Insignia and Ford Mondeo by more competitive premium brands like Mercedes, Audi and BMW, so an increase in quality is essential.
This time, however, the spy photographers managed to take a picture of the inside of the car. As expected, the new four-door van has an i-Cockpit cabin heavily influenced by jet fighters. Like the 3008 crossover, the interior of the 508 has a digital display mounted in height, a two-spoke leather steering wheel switch with a flat top and bottom.Although there is a stay in the center of the dashboard, we expect a tablet-style infotainment screen and a row of metal buttons to hide The contrasting yellow stitching and upholstered seats suggest that the prototype pictured here could be a GT or GT-model line.
Externally, this latest prototype reveals nothing we did not see with the car spotted early June. Unlike this previous car, however, this vehicle has only one exhaust tip. Despite the camouflage from head to toe, we can see that the new 508 will have a sportier, but still elegant and very French. The new rear styling of the car offers a visual dynamism that is lacking in today’s sedan, and the new car will likely position itself against the Volkswagen Arteon. Although we can not see too much styling details of the car The new 508 seems to be strongly inspired by the 2014 Exalt concept. Both the prototype and the concept share a sharp fold and bulge over the arch of the rear wheel.
These engines could very well switch to the next generation model with or without a lot of upgrades or upgrades. There could also be a hybrid plug-in model that could use a configuration similar to that of the 508 RXH. In the current 508, this configuration distributes power between a 163-horsepower 2.0-liter diesel engine and a 37-horsepower electric motor, which also paves the way for an AWD configuration. The system torque is estimated at 331 lb-ft. I suspect that the hybrid model that is born from the next generation model will likely offer more power output from the electric motor, less engine, and fuel economy that exceeds the 68.9 mpg rating given to the current RXH .
Considering that the second generation 508 should be sportier and more spacious, it is likely that prices will rise everywhere. It should not jump much but expect to pay a little more than what you would have if you bought a current model at that time. At the time of writing this article, the price of the 508 is between € 30,150 ($ 33,713) for the entry-level Active version and € 41,600 ($ 46,516) for the GT range. At most, expect prices to increase by $ 800 or $ 900 in all areas.