The French automaker has established itself across many countries with its new innovations and sleek automobile designing. Peugeot is one of the pioneers who have been recognized internationally for developing its brand presence with its passion and technological advancements setting new challenges. Now that it has come up with its new sedan that is 508. Peugeot is expecting china to be the largest market for this car, at almost twice of what is expected to be sold in France. As compared to the Peugeot 407, 508 has a shorter front overhang and a longer rear passenger compartment.
Engine, mileage and variants
What powers this robust sedan is its engine which are available in 3 options; 1.6 litre, 2.0 litre and 2.2 litre. The maximum power delivered across all the variants ranges from 115 hp at 3600 rpm to 204 hp at 3500 rpm and the peak torque reached ranges from 244 Nm at 1500-3000 rpm to 458 Nm at 2000 rpm. With the 1.6 litre diesel engine, you will get a mileage of 22 kmpl which is pretty impressive. The 2.2 litre engine takes care of your thrill desires and can dispatch 100 km/hr from naught in mere 8.2 seconds.
Sculpted from a solid mass, the exteriors reflect notions of elegance and class. The most interesting thing about this version is the new additions to its exteriors like a thinner front grille, a sharper front end and a revised tailgate. This sedan measures 4792 mm in length and has a width of 1853 mm. It is built with a decent height of 1456 mm along with a wheelbase of 2817 mm. The side profile of the car is enhanced by the contour of glazed surfaces in satin-finish chrome. At the front, the headlights are well designed with chrome and satin finish surfaces with an added feature of LED barrels. As for the rear lights there are three prominent red claws with three rows of LEDs to give it that extra lively appearance. The wheel type and tire size comes in two options i.e. 18 inch alloy wheels with a tire size of 235/45/R18 and a 19 inch alloy wheel with a tire size of 235/40/R19.
This sedan has beautiful interiors which gives the passenger a refreshing and luxurious feel. The front seats have been designed in order to adjust the length of the seat by simply pressing on the seat cushion and the rear seats are comfortable enough to give you a generous allocation of leg space. In addition to manual mono-zone and automatic bi-zone air conditioning it offers you quad zone air conditioning so that each passenger has control of their own air conditioning. It is also equipped with the eight speaker JBL HiFi audio system and under the armrest there are multifunction control dial and a USB port. Cargo space in the trunk increases from 497 to 1196 liters when the 60:40 split rear seatbacks are folded.
Safety, braking and miscellaneous
On the safety front it has numerous features that assure enhanced protection to its occupants. It is enforced with six airbags- two front airbags, two side airbags in the front and two curtain airbags in the front and rear. Its cruise control feature enables you to maintain a constant speed while the speed limiter allows you to programme a speed that you don't want to exceed. The combination of anti lock braking system (ABS), anti slip regulation (ASR), electronic brake force distribution (EBV and CBC), emergency braking assistance (AFU), stall prevention (MSR) and intelligent traction control helps in optimisation while driving in poor grip conditions.
People who are looking for an ideal family sedan may find this car suitable, as it not only looks good but also delivers an optimum performance.