The new Peugeot 508 is a proper prestige luxury car. Its quality and construction seems excellent. This car is a real step forward for Peugeot. It’s elegant and understated throughout, as well as capable and refined.
Peugeot has thrown in a few tidy tweaks with the new 508 – tweaks like capped-price servicing, which boils down to real peace of mind for owners. There are also intermediate checkups – at 6, 18 and 30 months or 10,000km, 30,000km and 50,000km, respectively. The intermediate checks are free.
The Peugeot 508 retains the full-sized spare and adds full leather seat trim, four-zone climate air-con, front and rear parking sensors plus an ‘available space’ measurement function that will tell you if the parking space you just spotted is big enough, and a proximity key with stop/start button and key-in-pocket entry.
It comes with good technology and its interior quality signals real commitment. The interior of the new Peugeot 508 is very pleasant. The soft-touch surfaces on the dash are beautifully crafted. The cabin ambience is understated and elegant. It’s also very quiet, and you can tell the body is very rigid because it is so quiet and shake-free inside – even on rough roads. The new 508 really excels in this area. The layout and control architecture is minimalist, and the ergonomics are fairly instinctive.
The new Peugeot 508 is available in three ‘flavours’ – Active, Allure and GT, listed here from entry level to most sporty. There are two body styles – sedan and wagon. Ultimately, there are 2 engines, the 2.0- and 2.2-litre turbo diesel.Sure enough the Peugeot 508 is a seriously engaging car, tackling the twisty, bumpy and greasy but quick test routes like it was made for them. And you can tell the 508 is a step ahead for a big Peugeot because rather than feeling overdressed, the car lives up to the spec.