First introduced in the current generation in 2018, Peugeot is now giving its range-topper a refresh to keep it competitive. But what has changed and what does the 508 have to offer? Let’s take a look.
Stylish new design
One thing that the Peugeot 508 most certainly wasn’t lacking was style, which has been a talking point about this model ever since it launched. But Peugeot is now back with a fresh new look.
For starters, Peugeot’s new emblem adorns the 508, while the grille gets a completely new design. There are also sharp three-claw LED headlights fitted too, which include Matrix technology as standard.
Advanced new touchscreen
Peugeot’s interiors have improved dramatically in recent years, and though the outgoing 508’s cabin is already a great place to spend time, the French firm has managed to enhance it further.
The ergonomics have been improved courtesy of a new gear selector and redesigned dashboard, but the main change in the cabin is the addition of a new 10-inch touchscreen. It’s the same system already seen in the latest 308 and 408, Running new software, it’s slicker to operate and brimmed with features, including a TomTom satellite navigation and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Broad range of powertrains
There’s always been plenty of engine choice on the 508, but Peugeot has introduced further options on this latest model ensuring there’s something to suit all buyers.
There’s a 128bhp 1.2-litre petrol and a 128bhp 1.5-litre diesel if you’d prefer a non-electrified model, but it’s hybrids that dominate the line-up. Using a 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine paired to an electric motor, there’s a new 178bhp powertrain option, alongside a 222bhp model already available.
Peugeot Sport Engineered performance model available
If you’re looking for something sportier, there is also the 508 Peugeot Sport Engineered (called PSE for short). This gets an even more powerful hybrid powertrain, courtesy of an upgraded engine and twin electric motors, allowing for a combined output of 355bhp.
It’s not just about performance as Peugeot also makes various other changes to enhance the way the PSE drives, including a lower ride height, larger brakes, sporty Michelin tyres and a wider track. The result is a very convincing performance estate car.
New colours and trims available
If you’re looking to make your 508 a bit more distinctive, Peugeot has also introduced various new colour and trim options to enhance the level of personalisation. These include three new paint colours – Okenite White, Eclipse Blue and Titane Grey.
New seating upholsteries are also adopted on the Allure and GT grades, while black or red Nappa leather upholstery can be had as an optional extra.