Le grand boofy

Herald Sun - Motoring - - Road Test -

PEU­GEOT has be­come best­known for its smaller cars— the 207 and 308, for ex­am­ple — with some SUVS as an aside. But the larger end of its port­fo­lio has long been unin­spir­ing. Re­mem­ber the 407? Does any­one want to? What then of its suc­ces­sor, the big­ger 508?

VALUE

At $52,990 the to­pline GT has no short­age of gear — quad-zone fil­tered cli­mate con­trol, sun­blinds for the rear and rear-side win­dows, park­ing sen­sors front and rear, hill-start as­sist, an elec­tric park­ing brake, reach and rake ad­justable steer­ing, alarm, fold­ing and heated ex­te­rior mir­rors, and au­todip­ping rear-view mir­ror.

The GT also gets the lit­tle head-up dis­play screen with colour out­put, key­less en­try and go, cruise con­trol with speed lim­iter func­tion, satel­lite

Eye of the be­holder: The styling will po­larise opinion but the 508 is a big im­prove­ment

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