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2019 Peugeot 508

2019 Peugeot 508

Here’s another Peugeot gem: the new 2019 Peugeot 508 Sedan/Fastback/Hatch.  Not many people will dislike the new shape as it is one of the most striking automotive sedans for the year.  With its low, dynamic shape, aggressive front end and steely, muscular style, the all-new Peugeot 508 heralds a new era of sportiness and elegance.  There is space for five, and the drive is dynamic and entertaining.

One of the features that draws you to the 508’s low slung shape is the sword-like DRLs that are on the vertical.  Their design runs from the headlights down into the bumper in a sharp vertical drop announcing your arrival.  They act as a frame to the new 508’s pretty face.  The roofline is low, long and elegant, and with a high waistline and large, flared wheel arches, the Peugeot 508 sedan provides a very elegant and gallant design – very likable.

2019 Peugeot 508 Interior

Inside, the designers have produced a roomy cabin that boasts that special Peugeot flair along with loads of comfort, luxury and new technology.  From the driver’s seat, you feel like you have entered a new era of cockpit designs.  The flattened (top and bottom) steering wheel is classy and boasts a range of multifunction switches for the driver to control.  A 12.3-inch head-up digital instrument panel and 10-inch HD touchscreen have beautiful graphics and add to the 508’s ‘au fait’ appearance.  A slanting gear selector in chrome looks futuristic and there is a big centre console with storage and cup holders.  One thing that will catch your eye is that below the centre dash touchscreen are seven large piano key switches that control the heated seats, heated rear window and stop-start functions.

Excellent front seats are comfortable and you can opt for the special multipoint massage function. You’ll be blown away with the quality Hi-Fi audio package which produces crystal clear sound.  New Peugeot 508s get Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring, plus wireless smartphone charging.  Other interior features on offer include massaging front seats, as many as four USB ports, a panoramic sunroof and a vast array of interior storage options.  A handy 360 degree camera and a self-parking function are pretty cool must haves!

Standard 2019 508 sedans are very well equipped; however 508 GT owners will enjoy some extra features like bigger brakes behind the 19-inch alloys, leather and Alcantara interior trim, wood fascia fillets, adaptive cruise control, an electric tailgate and a 515-watt, 10-speaker entertainment system.  A new Peugeot 508 GT sedan is such a satisfying long-distance drive.  The car loves the long way home.

2019 Peugeot 508 Sedan/Hatch

Out on the road the new 508 sedan rides very comfortably over all road surfaces.  There is plenty of control and a nicely weighted steering.  At higher speeds the refinement is good with some muted bump-thump from the suspension and very minor wind rustle around the door mirrors.  At full throttle the GT’s engine emits a nice low growl.  Handling, grip and control are first rate, putting this against class leaders for FWD driving dynamics.  Choose the optional adaptive suspension and you get four driving modes: Eco, Sport, Comfort and Normal.  Sport mode adds an increase in weight to the steering and stiffens the dampers.

This brings us to what lies under the bonnet of a new Peugeot 508.  Power for the new Peugeot 508 can come from different sources depending on what you’ll prefer to drive.  BlueHDi diesels are available: a 96 kW 1.5-litre HDi and two 2.0-litre HDi, with 120 kW and 130 kW on offer.  All HDi engines come as standard with an eight-speed automatic gearbox, except for the 1.5-litre diesel, which gets a six-speed manual as standard and the automatic as an option.  These diesels are excellent runners capable of good motorway performance and frugal mpg.

Petrol models on offer include a 1.6-litre petrol four, driving the front wheels through an eight-speed Aisin automatic transmission.  This powerplant is offered in two discrete outputs, 133 kW/250 Nm for the entry-level versions and 169 kW/300 Nm for the range-topping GT version.  In GT guise the sedan can run to 100 km/h from a standstill in around 7.5 seconds, with a top speed of 240 km/h.  Even the GT model is surprisingly frugal, with a combined fuel cycle of less than 7 litres/100 km.

In time, Peugeot say that there will also be a plug-in hybrid version of the 508, combining the 130 kW petrol engine with an electric motor.  When this becomes available it should offer an electric-only range of around 50 km.

As far as luggage space goes there’s 487 litres with the rear seats up and 1537 litres with them down.  If you need more then the new 508 SW will provide 1780 litres with the rear seats down.  The new 508 sedan/hatch is both lower and longer than its predecessor.  It also boasts a lighter weight of less than 1500 kg – this of course aids the car’s excellent handling skills.

Safety is a Peugeot specialty, and some of the latest features include: an infra-red camera at the front of the car for enhanced night vision, adaptive cruise control with Stop and Go function (with automatic EAT8 gearbox), Lane Positioning Assist, Active Safety Braking (detects pedestrians and cyclists both day and night at up to 140 km/h), Distance Alert, Lane Keeping Assist (including roadsides), Driver Attention Alert, High Beam Assist, Speed Limit recognition and recommendation, Extended Traffic Sign recognition and an Active Blind Spot Monitoring system.

The new Night Vision technology makes it much easier for the driver to spot pedestrians or animals in the road at night.  Boasting the latest safety features and driving aids, the all-new Peugeot 508 fastback sedan provides some of the most advanced technology in its class.

If you’re in the hunt for a new sedan you might be thinking Mazda 6, Skoda Superb, Volvo S60, BMW 5 Series, Honda Legend, or Holden Commodore.  Take a look at the new Frenchie, and you might just appreciate the 508’s special package.  The car’s fastback/sedan styling, ride, front-end grip, modern technology and equipment may well seal the deal.

2019 Peugeot 508

The 2019 Peugeot 508 Hatch/sedan models include the:

  • 508 GT (1.6 Turbo petrol 169 kW)
  • 508 (1.6 Turbo petrol 133 kW)
  • 508 HDi (1.5 Diesel manual and automatic)
  • 508 HDi (2.0 Diesel)

For any more information on the new Peugeot 508 sedan or hatch models or, for that matter, any other new car, contact one of our friendly consultants on 1300 303 181.  If you’d like some fleet discount pricing (yes even for private buyers!), we can submit vehicle quote requests out to our national network of Peugeot dealers and come back with pricing within 24 hours.  Private Fleet – car buying made easy!