First look at Peu­geot 508

The Weekend Post - Motoring - - Front Page -

FRENCH car­maker Peu­geot has stuck with its three­digit nam­ing strat­egy for its new 407 re­place­ment. The 508, which ar­rives here mid-2011, con­tin­ues the three-digit tra­di­tion set by the 40 se­ries and 50 se­ries sedans. It will be un­veiled in Oc­to­ber at the Paris Mo­tor Show.

The car's de­sign closely fol­lows the SR1 con­cept car, and fea­tures a new hi-tech in­te­rior and high qual­ity fin­ish. Un­der the bon­net, the 508 will get a new range of petrol, diesel and hy­brid en­gines.

The range will be equipped with new tech­nolo­gies, in­clud­ing Peu­geot's e-HDi sys­tem, es­sen­tially a new­gen­er­a­tion stop/start sys­tem with im­proved drive­abil­ity and econ­omy.

The com­pany is also plan­ning a HYbrid4 ver­sion with a 147kW diesel and all-wheel drive po­ten­tial. with a rate of emis­sions of just 99g/km of CO2.

Like past Peu­geots, the sus­pen­sion has been set up for both high com­fort lev­els and road­hold­ing.

Like the 407, the 508 will be avail­able as a sedan and wagon, which Peu­geot calls the SW.

At 4790mm, the sedan is 99mm longer than the 407 while the 4810mm long SW is 45mm longer.

Based on PSA-Peu­geot Citroen's plat­form 3 shared with the Citroen C5, the 508 will be pro­duced in Rennes-La-Janais, in France, for the Euro­pean mar­ket. From 2011, it will also be built in Wuhan, in China.

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