Peugeot 508 Touring
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It’s all about class when considering the Peugeot 508 Touring model. The big wagon is so comfortable and its design is stunning – something we’re getting very used to from the brilliant design team at Peugeot.
Elegant and spacious, Peugeot’s refined 508 Touring is available for purchase as the Peugeot 508 Allure Touring. It sits as one of the upper end mid-to-large cars and is very nice to drive.
Weekends away are simple. With the rear seats up, 612 litres should swallow all of the family’s gear up. Pop the rear seats down, and the luggage space becomes a colossal 1817 litres.
Linked to a smooth, well gaited six-speed automatic and offering two engines, the Peugeot 508 Touring feels like a pleasant companion. A 2.0-litre HDi and 1.6 Turbo petrol are available – both of which can get up to around 220 km/h if pushed.
Expect fine luxury because that’s what you’ll get. Marketed with the Allure name, the Peugeot 508 Touring comes with plenty of top equipment. And it is safe –very safe – making it an ideal family wagon
The Mary Valley is one hour north of Brisbane on the northern border of the Sunshine Coast. Getting there is half the fun as you drive past open pastures rimmed by the rising hills and mountains of the Conondale and Blackall ranges. Holidays are made for leisurely touring and, given the name, the Peugeot 508 Touring is the perfect wagon for the task.
Australia is a land of beautiful landscapes. It’s huge and can take around ten thousand kilometres to circumnavigate by road. Spending hours at a time on the road would suggest that having a vehicle with the right features is a must. Let’s take a look at the French made Peugeot 508 Touring wagon and see if it happens to be the ‘bees knees’.
When walking up to the new 508 Touring, it is noticeable that the big estate is a fine looking car. Very crisp, clean, uncluttered lines capture a form of elegance and magnificence in what is a very sleek shape. Looking at the 508 nose, the low-profile front end is low to the ground, slim and athletic. It certainly isn’t carrying unnecessary weight in the front overhang, suggesting that the car will handle nicely in the corners. A strong, tear-shaped roof line is curved and low slung – signifying that there will be plenty of room inside for limbs and luggage. At the rear is a nicely tucked hip region that gives way to a colour-coded bumper that is rounded and slim. The tail lamps incorporate nice detailing and are the perfect size for the car’s nimble appearance. The tidy wing mirrors have inset indicators to complete the pretty picture.
Open the doors and the class is evident. Leather crafted seats provide sumptuous comfort. Their electronic adjustment for the front seat occupants is incredibly exact for finding a perfect position for the journey ahead. Blue lighting and silver linings make the cabin feel very special, indeed. There is a push button for the engine start and a large, clear LED screen for the car’s onboard computer display. A lot of modern cars have lost some of their interior beauty by making things all curves and no lines to accentuate items. In the Peugeot 508 Touring the blend of curves and lines are perfect.
As far as features go, the Peugeot 508 Touring is loaded. Twin-spoked 17-inch alloy wheels (18-inch optional), Bluetooth and USB connectivity, cruise control and speed limiter – with a preset speed memory function, Electronic Stability Program (ESP) for safety, leather, an eight speaker audio system, a parallel parking space measurement system, an electric parking brake, electrically operated front seats, electronic parking assistance (front and rear), a hands-free remote central locking system, a keyless push button start and a quad-zone climate control air-conditioning unit with individual rear controls give you an idea of how well this wagon will tour. Would this be a great pick for touring the tarmac in Australia? You bet!
Safety is also an area that the Peugeot 508 Touring scores highly. You just can’t argue with a five-star EuroNCAP crash test result and standard safety features that include six airbags, traction control and a comprehensive active stability programme.
Two engines are offered. For the one who loves petrol power, the 1.6 Turbo is a unit that sings sweetly in the mid-range and can pack a 240 Nm punch from as low as 1400 rpm. There is no turbo lag, and the acceleration is seamless and punchy. For the one who loves the torque level of diesels, a smooth 2.0 HDI engine provides quiet, effortless performance. Sweet, smooth performance is what you’ll enjoy from the 340 Nm 2.0 HDi turbo-diesel. And as far as fuel economy goes, you can expect a combined run of 7.1 litres/100 km for the 1.6 Turbo and 5.7 litres/100 km for the HDi.
On the road the suspension and chassis are quiet and responsive. Bumps in the road are soaked up well, while cornering is grippy and firmly planted – just as a good tourer should be.
French car maker, Peugeot, have made their big wagon a sensational motorcar. The all new Peugeot 508 Touring replaces the outgoing 407 Estate models. And after checking this one over, you are going to be impressed.
The current model series includes the:
· 508 Touring Allure 2.0 HDi
· 508 Touring Allure 1.6 Turbo
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