French sedan and wagon together with 355 hp Peugeot Sport PHEV obtain Peugeot’s newest grille and badge and new infotainment system
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by Chris Chilton
Peugeot has refreshed its 508 sedan and 508 SW wagon with the corporate’s newest grille and badge, however each miss out on the brand new gentle hybrid engines not too long ago added to the 3008 and 5008 SUVs.
The revised D-segment compacts that may hit showrooms in June are simply distinguished from the fashions launched in 2018 by their narrower LED Matrix headlights (customary throughout the vary) and three DRL claw marks beneath every mild unit as an alternative of the one fang seen on the present automobiles.
The decrease grille has champed form and now turns down somewhat than up on the ends, giving the automobile much less of a smiley face, however the greatest change is reserved for the grille, which flows into the bumper beneath it and features Peugeot’s latest badge.
Modifications on the rear are much less apparent, however the Peugeot lion mascot fitted to the darkish panel between the LED taillights is swapped for ‘Peugeot’ lettering. And the tweaks inside are additionally delicate, however you may spot that the previous gearshift deal with has been changed by a toggle, one thing that occurred to the 208 and 2008 last year, and the chunky steering wheel additionally options the newest Peugeot badge.
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Not instantly apparent from the photographs of the i-Cockpit inside is an replace to the 10-in infotainment system that enables over-air updates and is absolutely customizable with widgets and scrollable home windows. The 12-in digital gauge pack seen above the steering wheel rim has new show modes exhibiting navigation, media and driving aids and the 508 now has improved voice recognition software program, Peugeot says.
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In the event you’re not stunned but by the modifications to the 508 we’ve detailed to this point nothing you’ll discover below the pores and skin goes to alter your thoughts. The massive disappointment is that the 508 doesn’t get Peugeot’s new 134 hp (136 PS) 1.2-liter mild-hybrid engines which have simply been added to the revised 3008 and 5008 and can make their solution to the 208, 2008, 308, 308 SW and the corporate’s new 408 crossover soon. Peugeot claims the 28 hp (21 kW / 28 PS) electrical motor can reduce gasoline consumption within the 3008 by 15 %.
As an alternative, the 508 makes do with the older-tech 128 hp (130 PS) 1.2-liter triple in base automobiles, or consumers can decide a 1.5-liter diesel with the identical energy output, once more delivered to the entrance wheels although an eight-speed automated gearbox. However many will skip each and go for one of many three plug-in hybrid choices, and most certainly certainly one of two front-drivers which mix 109 hp (81 kW / 110 PS) electrical motors with 1.2-liter combustion energy for a selection of 178 hp (180 PS) or 222 hp (225 PS).
The only real all-wheel drive choice is the 508 PSE (Peugeot Sport Engineered) Hybrid4 flagship that whips up a mixed 355 hp (360 PS) by mating a 197 hp (200 PS) 1.6-litre inline 4 and 109 hp (81 kW / 110 PS) electrical motor within the nostril with a second electrical motor pushing 11 hp (83 kW / 113 PS) although the rear wheels. The sporty all-wheel drive PSE gets a speedy 7.4 kW onboard charger that may fill the battery in 100 minutes, however you’ll must pay further for that on the lower-spec automobiles or be content material with a 3.7 kW trickle that takes twice as lengthy to cost.
Peugeot hasn’t launched costs for the revised 508, however a really small enhance on the £33,945 / €43,420 base worth for the entry degree 508 Attract and £35,695 / €44,720 price for the wagon equal appears doubtless. On the different finish of the size the most costly of all 508s, the PSE SW, which at present prices £56,575 / €72,470, will in all probability inch even nearer to the scary £60k mark.