3 reasons to get excited for the upcoming Peugeot 508 line
In 1889 Armand Peugeot showcased his first ever automotive creation at the World Fair in Paris. This steam-driven three wheel car was the beginning of one of the longest and most interesting stories of any modern carmaker.
Peugeot went on to produce the first car after the Second World War, win countless world rally championships, and several Car of the Year awards. The next event in their storied history is the release of the new Peugeot 508. Coming to Australia in 2019, this luxury tourer unlike anything the French marque have ever produced.
1. Thrilling driving experience
Peugeot's cars have always been reliable and fun to drive but the 508 is much more. Both the station wagon touring and sedan versions of the car are strapped with a compact but mighty 4-cylinder 2.0 litre turbo diesel engine that belts out 120 kW of power, with a top speed of 225 kph.
The car is also surprisingly quick off the mark thanks to 340 Nm of torque, and despite that it still achieves Euro 5 emission standards. Both fuel efficient and thrilling to drive – a rare combination.
2. Cabin comfort and luxury
The Peugeot 508 is so comfortable that when you reach your destination you'll want to stay put for just a few more minutes and keep enjoying the cabin. It's all the little touches of luxury that make the difference, like:
- Heated front seats.
- Electric lumbar adjustment on front seats.
- 12V power point in centre console ideal for charging your phone.
- Leather trimmed steering wheel.
- Rear sunblind.
- Quad-zone climate control.
- And much more.
With all that in mind, our favourite thing about the car's interior is simple – the sports front seats are ridiculously comfortable, molding to your body perfectly.
3. Forward thinking technology
Comfort and convenience go hand in hand, and the Peugeot 508 has both. The 7 inch touchscreen in the dash allows you to control most of the car's onboard features and can connect to your phone via Bluetooth for navigation, music or taking calls.
Electronic parking assist parks for you – just control the brake and accelerator and the car will steer itself into the space you choose. Hands free remote central locking and keyless button push start mean you'll never have to fiddle with your keys again.
It's impossible to describe everything that makes this car special, the best way to understand is to experience it yourself when the 508 is released in Australia. Be the first to get behind the wheel and express your interest by getting in touch or dropping in to Peter Warren Peugeot in Warwick Farm today.