- Front-end styling is more aggressive than the outgoing 508
- Inside, the 508 gets Peugeot’s second-generation i-Cockpit system, with a 10in central touchscreen
- A rear light bar with LED lights is taken straight from the Instinct concept
- Orders will open later this year
- The 508 is expected to get a plug-in hybrid variant post-launch
- The range is topped by a 222bhp Puretech petrol-engined variant
- An infra-red camera aids detection of pedestrians at night
- A 12.3in TFT display replaces conventional dials behind the steering wheel
Peugeot has switched the 508 from saloon to a fastback bodystyle for its second generation, as the segment battles growing SUV sales.
The new 508, which was revealed at the Geneva motor show, gets a new 5-door body style, as well as styling derived from the Instinct shooting brake concept, revealed at last year’s Geneva show.
Prices for the new fastback start at £25,000 for entry-level Active trim cars, with the 1.5-litre, 129bhp BlueHDi unit. Top-spec First Edition is the most expensive, at £37,400. This pricing puts the 508 £2970 above the entry-level Volkswagen Passat in S trim with 1.4-litre engine, or £995 above the entry-level diesel Passat.