The new Peugeot 508 opened on February 21, 2020, almost a month before the world premiere of the Geneva International Motor Show 2020 . In our review Peugeot 508 2019-2020 – photo, price, specifications and specifications of the 2nd generation French sedan business class. The start of sales of the new Peugeot 508 sedan is scheduled for October-November 2020 at a price of 33,000 euros. The main markets for the novelty will be China and Europe. In Russia, the novelty is not planned to be sold because of insufficient demand, in 2019, the Russians bought only 9! Copies of the Peugeot 508 first generation .
Having replaced the generation (the first Peugeot 508 made its debut in the fall of 2010 at the Paris Motor Show and was offered in three versions: the Peugeot 508 sedan and a pair of station wagons – the usual Peugeot 508 SW and hybrid, all-terrain station wagon Peugeot 508 RXH ), the French model of the European D-class tried on a new “cart” EMP2 platform PSA, has got a powerful turbocharged petrol engine 1.6 PureTech and turbo diesel engines 1.5 BlueHDi and 2.0 BlueHDi (later a hybrid version will appear), as well as a highly ergonomic cabin “i-Cockpit” almost completely unified with a crossover saloon Peugeot 5008 .
We want to note immediately that creating Peugeot’s 2 generation 508 designers were inspired by the elegant appearance of the Peugeot Instinct concept car. Design of the exterior of the production car was not so fantastic as the show car, but the headlights with long garlands of LED daytime running lights and parking lights with a stylish LED 3-dimensional pattern in the new 508th almost like a concept car. In addition to the aggressive front end of the body and the chic stern with a compact ledge of the luggage compartment lid, like a fastback, the new sedan flaunts a swift and dynamic profile with a strong inclination of the front and rear pillars of the domed roof, compact side glazing and frameless side doors, like the 4-door compartment.
So the new Peugeot 508 is clearly designed to withstand the Volkswagen Arteon . On the other hand, in the arsenal of Peugeot there are no such powerful engines as in the Volkswagen storehouses, and, apparently, the French sedan will still have to compete with the same representatives of the D-class: Citroen C5 , Ford Mondeo , Hyundai Sonata , Kia Optima , Mazda 6 and Opel Insignia … that’s just the price of the French sedan is clearly high.
The external overall dimensions of the body of the new Peugeot 508 2019-2020 are 4750 mm in length, 1840 mm in width, 1400 mm in height, with 2790 mm of wheelbase.
On the other hand, competitors from the business class do not have such a highly technological interior created using the proprietary design of the French company i-Cockpit. So, along with the latest innovations Peugeot brand in the face of crossovers Peugeot 3008 and Peugeot 5008, as well as a compact Peugeot Rifter sedan Peugeot 508 became a real gadget on wheels.
With only a glance at the interior of the new Peugeot 508, you can not remain indifferent to such an interior. It is clear that the photo in the review is presented to the most packaged package of new items, but in the basic configuration, everything is not so chic. But in fact, the interior design is excellent. There is a high-positioned digital multi-function instrument panel with a 12.3-inch display, a sports multifunction steering wheel with paddle lobes, a center console with a large color screen of the advanced multimedia system (multimedia, climate control, rear-view camera, navigation, friendship with smartphones, voice control and the perception of a wave of the hand) and tumblers in the aviation style, a powerful tunnel between the front seats with a convenient joystick control automatic transmission, a button start stop of the engine, the keys of the electronic handbrake and the control of the Drive Mode system.
Further steeper: Focal audio system, premium finishing materials (leather Nappa and Alcantara, natural wood and polished aluminum), background LED interior lighting, driver’s and front passenger’s seats with electric adjustment, heating, ventilation and massage, heated and ventilated rear seats, platform for wireless charging smartphones.
On the safety of the driver and passengers 9 airbags, adaptive cruise control and Automatic Emergency Braking System, the system of recognition of traffic signs, the system that monitors the first signs of fatigue, the assistant tracking objects in the blind areas of the rear-view mirror and for possible unauthorized intersection of the line markings , helper at the start of the slide, automatic parking, a system of circular view.
Technical characteristics of the Peugeot 508 2019-2020 year.
The third generation Peugeot 508 sedan is equipped with engines and gearboxes, like the sibling brother of the new Peugeot 5008 crossover, but only the most powerful and newest engines. This petrol turbocharged 1.6 PureTech engine with 180 hp and 225 power, as well as three turbo diesel engines – 1.5 BlueHDi (130 hp), 2.0 BlueHDi (160 hp) and 2.0 BlueHDi (180 hp). For the initial diesel engines to choose 6 MKPP and 8 automatic transmission, and for all other engines the default 8-speed automatic transmission.
In the next year, the French promise to introduce a diesel hybrid version of the novelty with a full drive (diesel transfers traction to the front wheels, the electric motor rotates the rear), according to preliminary information, the total power of the power plant is about 300 hp.