PEU­GEOT 508

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IN­SPIRED by Peu­geot’s stun­ning Ex­alt (2014) and In­stinct (2017) con­cept cars, this new-from-tip-to-tail 508 gen­er­a­tion is a fu­sion of tra­di­tional sedan and coupe forms, and marks Peu­geot’s ac­cep­tance that it needs to of­fer some­thing dif­fer­ent if it’s to com­pete with Ger­man pre­mium brands. Now a lift­back-sedan with ex­otic frame­less doors, the new 508 looks dra­mat­i­cally dif­fer­ent to the dowdy thing it will re­place in Aus­tralia later this year. Rid­ing on PSA’S light­weight EMP2 plat­form (for a 70kg weight sav­ing), the new 508 is sig­nif­i­cantly shorter and lower than the old car, but 31mm wider. It also gets its ‘508’ model name mounted above the front grille, just like its 404 and 504 an­ces­tors. NP

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