First look at Peugeot 508
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.