Both are coming Downunder only as GT models and are powered by a high-output version of Peugeot’s 1.6-litre, turbo-petrol, four-cylinder engine developing 165 kilowatts of power and 300 Newton metres of torque. It’s mated to all-new Aisin eight-speed automatic transmission.
The all-new 508 arrives with impressive credentials, having already amassed numerous design and motoring awards, including the ‘2018 Most Beautiful Car of The Year’ award.
Ben Farlow, Managing Director of Peugeot Australia, said that while the term “all-new” is one that tends to get over-used in modern times, in the case of the Peugeot 508 the vehicle is indeed all-new not just in design but also in its thinking, engineering and intent.
“The Peugeot 508 arrives at a time when the sedan segment is ripe for a shake-up. Not only is the 508 outstanding value, it’s great to look at, great to drive and it stands out in its class,” Mr Farlow said.
Compared to its predecessor the all-new 508 is lighter, lower and shorter yet offers greater interior space, more technology, a significantly more powerful engine and vastly improved fuel economy, not to mention substantially more design presence on the road.
Optional equipment is limited to an opening panoramic sunroof ($2,500) and a choice of six metallic and two pearlescent paint colours ($590 and $1050 respectively). Hurricane Grey is a no-cost option.
All-new Peugeot 508 comes with Peugeot’s five-year, unlimited kilometre warranty, five-year roadside assistance and five-year Service Price Promise program.