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Peugeot 508 Touring to launch here in 2019

The Peugeot 508 Touring will launch in Australia alongside the 508 Fastback in the second-half of 2019.

Revealed at the Paris Motor Show yesterday, the 508 is all-new from the ground up and sits on PSA’ EMP2 modular platform which also sits under the 308, 3008 and 5008. The new 508 will launch in Australia in the second-half of 2019.

Making the announcement, Peugeot Australia Managing Director, Ben Farlow, said the all-new 508 range’s arrival signifies the complete reinvention of the Peugeot line-up and heralds a new focus for the marque in Australia.

“Over the past five-years, Peugeot has completely reinvented its product range and the all-new 508 will challenge segment norms, while delivering a vehicle that is not just enjoyable to drive, but great to look at,” Mr Farlow said.

“The Peugeot ‘5-series’ has always held a fond place in the hearts and minds of generations of Australian motorists and this all-new 508 is set to reignite the passion for Peugeots that stretches back almost 100 years locally,” he added.

Locally, top of the range models, in both body styles, will be powered by a 1.6-litre four-cylinder turbo charged petrol engine making 168kW, this will be mated to an all-new, Aisin-designed, eight-speed automatic transmission. Joining it will be a 135kW version of the same 1.6L turbo-petrol engine paired with the same eight-speed automatic transmission. This will feature in both Fastback and Sedan variants at launch.

While the final model line-up is still to be confirmed, Peugeot said all variants will feature “high specification levels and safety features across the board, including Autonomous Emergency Brake technology”.


Isaac Bober

Isaac Bober

Isaac Bober was born in the shadow of Mount Panorama in Bathurst and, so, it was inevitable he’d fall into work as a motoring writer. He began his motoring career in 2000 reviewing commercial vehicles, before becoming editor of Caravan & Motorhome magazine. He then moved to MOTOR Magazine before going freelance and contributing to Overlander 4WD, 4×4 Australia, TopGear Australia, Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, The Australian, CARSguide, and many more.