The lion purrs
It’s no game changer, but it is a welcome departure from the usual suspects
THE original Lion brand has been in and out of my life since I first drew breath. I grew up riding in the back of a 504 and spent formative years in a 405, 205, 505 and a classic 404.
If Peugeots mean anything to you, these model numbers speak louder than words.
Carsguide has highly praised the 208 light car that, while worthy, is just too small for some of us. After the bestforgotten 407, the 508 is the car that’s supposed to return the brand’s reputation for excellent bigger cars.
Priced from $42,990, the Allure with 2.0-litre turbodiesel with a six-speed auto is $10,000 cheaper than the topspec GT we drove recently.
It’s down on a few features – as well 30kW/110Nm – but none of this was sorely missed.
The features list also includes a good quality (in sound at least) eight-speaker sound system with Bluetooth and USB connectivity, power- adjustable and heated front seats, leather trim, a four-zone climate control system, side and rear manual sun blinds, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and 17in alloy wheels (and a full-size spare).
Remote keyless entry and start, front and rear parking sensors (with visual warning on