The covers have come off the new-generation 2018 Peugeot 508, only a day after leaked pictures published to the sector its trendy external and high-end cabin.
With a decrease roofline, slender headlamps and concept-inspired detailing, the 508 is for sure a sharper taking a look beast than its dowdy predecessor. At four.75 metres lengthy and 1.4m tall, the auto is 80mm shorter and 60mm less than ahead of, with a profile extra corresponding to a Volkswagen Arteon or Audi A5 Sportback than a three-box sedan. You even get frameless doorways.
Those full-LED headlamps and slashing sunlight hours operating lighting fixtures draw their inspiration from the Instinct, Fractal and Exalt ideas, whilst the claw-style tail-lamps are paying homage to the ones at the 3008 and 5008. Wheels starting from 16- to 19 inches in diameter shall be introduced.
In spite of the compact dimensions, Peugeot is claiming 487 litres of boot area, increasing to 1537L with the rear bench folded.
Behind the wheel, Peugeot has persevered the design theme laid out through its SUV vary, with a 12.Three-inch i-Cockpit show in entrance of the driving force and a 10-inch central touchscreen.
In a transfer that can put traditionalists offside, the guidance wheel has been made considerably smaller than ahead of, as is the case with all i-Cockpit vehicles. Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and wi-fi smartphone charging all function.
There’s 32 litres of space for storing across the cabin, whilst 4 USB and two 12V sockets improve charging. Peugeot will purpose to set the auto aside with its subject matter possible choices, together with (however no longer restricted to) full-grain or Nappa leather-based, chrome, black lacquer, actual wooden and Alcantara.
The automobile is constructed at the Peugeot Citroen (PSA) EMP2 platform, which is helping slice a mean of 70kg from the outdated automobile’s kerb weight. Rear suspension is a multi-link setup, and variable dampers are to be had around the vary – even though you’ll pay further for them on base-spec vehicles.
By the use of the EMP2 platform, Peugeot has opened the door for the newest vary of semi-autonomous driving force assists. The 508 shall be to be had with adaptive cruise, lane-keeping help, auto-emergency braking (as much as 140km/h), computerized high-beam and blind-spot tracking, together with a night-vision device.
Power will come from a spread of one.6-litre petrol and a couple of.Zero-litre diesel engines in Europe. The PureTech 180 and 225 S&S petrol make 134kW and 168kW of energy respectively, hooked as much as an eight-speed computerized gearbox, whilst the diesel is available in 97kW, 119kW and 134kW guises.
The base fashion shall be to be had with a selection of six-speed guide and eight-speed auto, the remainder of the variety shall be automatic-only.
The 508 will arrive in Europe late-2018, with an Australian release to practice. Pricing and specs shall be introduced nearer to its native debut.
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