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2015 Peugeot 508 preview

The refreshed 2015 Peugeot 508 has arrived in Australia sporting styling tweaks inside and out, as well as a new engine option and increased standard specification.

THE 2015 PEUGEOT 508 has arrived in Australia and while it’s not a total makeover, it has received some substantial tweaks. Most notably is at the front where the squared off grille replaces the more tapered snout of its predecessor, and which I actually preferred. There are also new LED lighting options, new rear lights and bumpers.

Front bumpers now feature integrated daytime running lamps lower, which also double as the indications and over score the standard LED fog lamps. An increase in overall vehicle length front and rear has resulted in, says Peugeot, “a better visual balance of the vehicle”. The sedan is now 38mm longer, 16mm of which is in the front overhang (the same for Touring), and 22mm longer in the rear overhang. Boot volumes remain unchanged at 497 litres for the sedan and 612 litres for the Touring.

Beyond the cosmetic, the 2015 508 sees a new 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine join the line-up (508 Active) which produces 121kW and 240Nm of torque. It’s mated, like the rest of the vehicles in the range, to a six-speed automatic transmission, and together with stop/start returns 5.6L/100km (combined).

On board technology is increased with a new touch-screen infotainment system, satellite navigation and reversing camera that is now offered as standard.  All new 508 models gain paddle shifters, electric boot release (for sedans), rear center armrest with two cup holders and rear map lights.

2015 Peugeot 508 details and pricing

508 Active petrol 6-speed auto: $37,990+ORC

508 Allure diesel 6-speed auto: $45,990+ORC

508 Allure Touring diesel 6-speed auto: $48,990+ORC

508 GT diesel 6-speed auto: $58,490+ORC

508 GT Touring 6-speed auto: $61,490+ORC

The new 508 Active gains $4000 worth of additional standard specification equipment and carries a recommended retail price of $37,990 – just $1000 more than the model it supersedes.

As standard, all Active models gain:

•New, more efficient, more powerful 1.6L turbo petrol engine with stop-start

•7-inch touchscreen for vehicle controls

•Reverse camera

•8GB jukebox

•Paddle-shift

•LED daytime running lamps

•LED fog lamps

•Rear sunblind

•Electric boot release

•Rear center armrest with cup holders

•Rear map reading lights

Allure models, now equipped exclusively with the 120kW 2.0-litre turbo diesel drivetrain, gain more than $2500 worth of specification including:

•Blind-spot monitoring

•7-inch touchscreen for vehicle controls

•Reverse camera

•8GB jukebox

•Paddle shift

•LED daytime running lamps

•LED fog lamps

•Rear map reading lights

•Rear center armrest with cup holders

•Electric boot release (sedan only)

Allure Touring (and GT Touring) variants add a further $700 in standard specification over the sedan:

•Blind spot monitoring

•12V outlet in the cargo area

•Retractable cargo net (seat to roof)

508 GT sedan and touring models mirror the additional specification gains across the range, adding:

•All-LED headlamps

•Leather sports seats with contrasting red stitching

•Massage function for the driver’s seat


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Isaac Bober

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