The current generation 508 proved to be a game-changing model for PEUGEOT, helping to take this French firm further upmarket with its striking exterior design and high-end interior.
But it’s now been five years since the current 508 was first revealed, and the market has changed a lot in that time. But PEUGEOT is now back with a reworked model to ensure it can continue to compete at this premium end of the saloon market. Let’s take a look at what’s changed.
Striking exterior design
The PEUGEOT 508 helped to usher in a new era of design for PEUGEOT, and the French firm is ensuring that this model remains as striking as ever with a whole range of changes.
Adopting some of the design cues from PEUGEOT’s latest models and concept cars, the 508 gets a new frameless grille with a host of individual painted elements, as well as slimmer headlight units with a bold new three ‘claw’ signature. There are new alloy wheel options too, along with three new colours – Okenite White, Eclipse Blue and Titane Grey.
New infotainment system
One of the biggest improvements PEUGEOT has made to its cars in the past year has been the introduction of a new infotainment system, and this is now being rolled out on the 508.
Called i-Connect, the new setup is a 10-inch HD touchscreen that is fully configurable to display the information you want it to. It also boasts wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as ‘piano key’ shortcut buttons for greater ease of use.
Further development of the i-Cockpit
PEUGEOT have become well known for their i-Cockpit, which combines a compact steering wheel with an eye-level digital instrument cluster, and further development has been made to it for this new 508.
Still fully configurable, PEUGEOT has introduced new display models that can be changed directly from the steering wheel, making it even easier to customise.
Additional hybrid powertrain
Hybrid powertrains have featured on the 508 since 2020, with a 222 bhp version offered alongside a four-wheel-drive PEUGEOT Sport Engineered model, which packs a mighty 355 bhp. Both these models are remaining, but a new, more affordable 178bhp plug-in hybrid model is now being launched to expand the 508’s appeal further.
Like before, customers are also able to choose conventional petrol and diesel engines as well.
Interior and technology upgrades
On top of these changes, PEUGEOT has also bolstered the rest of the 508, with greater standard equipment including Matrix LED headlights, as well as the digital displays we’ve already touched on.
The center console also adopts a sleek new design with a reduced automatic gear selector that helps to free up interior space. New upholstery options are also available.
The refreshed PEUGEOT 508 will go on sale in June 2023.