The four-strong Peugeot 508 line-up has a model type to satisfy even the most demanding of motorists. The saloon is a sophisticated family vehicle that grows to become the 508 SW estate. Both get a sport makeover with the confident 508 GT Line, while the rugged 508 RXH is built for trustworthy all-road performance.
All four 508 variants stand apart from each other with distinctive exterior looks. The standard saloon is all about class with its chrome trim and smooth curves. Meanwhile, the estate carries the roofline further over to a longer rear overhang and fits it with roof rails. GT Line models are identified by their redesigned bumpers which give the rear a burlier look. And the 508 RXH is a real head turner which follows the trend for off-road styling on everyday models. Unique bumpers, extended wheel arches and a higher ground clearance add up to a tougher aesthetic.
Supreme craftsmanship defines the 508’s cabin. The design is elegant and modern, with every surface shaped from high quality materials. Subtle touches like the head-up display make a big difference by keeping your focus on the road, not the dashboard. The touchscreen display at the head of the dash is also easy to reach so your hand is never far from the wheel. Behind the sleek cockpit is room for three adult passengers and their luggage. Pick the 508 SW for the largest boot at 677 litres, which swells to 1,598 litres when you push the rear bench forward.
Engines and performance
Diesel or diesel/electric engines power the 508 and help it to return rewarding fuel economy. Maximum pulling power comes from the 179bhp 2.0-litre BlueHDi engine with 400Nm of torque which carries the saloon and estate from 0-60mph in around 8.5 seconds. If optimum fuel economy is your main priority, look to the 118bhp 1.6-litre unit with start/stop engine technology. In the saloon, you will enjoy returns as high as 72.4mpg combined and CO2 emissions of 102g/km. Peugeot’s six-speed automatic gearbox lets you focus on the drive ahead, but if you prefer total control, the six-speed manual box delivers responsive changes and a truly sporty feel.
Safety and technology
Active and passive Peugeot systems and technology keep you safe as you enjoy everything the 508 has to offer. They include tried, tested and trusted technology such as ABS, Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) and Traction Control. A full suite of airbags protect those in the front and back in the unlikely event of a collision.
Joining all of these standard safety features is a host of multimedia technology that adds to your experience. A colour reversing camera is standard-fit across the range except for in the entry-level Active where it is an option. Dual-zone climate control keeps everyone comfortable, and built-in satellite navigation guides you to any destination via the easiest route. Use the Bluetooth® interface to stream music from a device through the audio system or take calls without lifting a finger from the wheel.
Call upon the Peugeot specialists at Haywards Peugeot for more details on the 508 range. We will help you to decide which model meets your requirements through a test drive accompanied by one of our advisers. Schedule a visit by enquiring online or over the phone today.