The facelift fairies have been sprinkling their dust over the Peugeot 508 and the French firm has released details of a new look range that will get its first public viewing at the Moscow and Chengdu Motor Shows in August.
Exterior updates include a new, more vertical grille that now features the Peugeot Lion front and centre, as well as new LED headlights with daytime running lights, direction indicators, and front foglights. The front bonnet is also new as is a redesigned rear bumper and longer rear lights that feature distinctive lion claw stripes when illuminated.
The reworked interior now includes a heads-up display as well as a 7” touch screen from where the driver operates most of the car’s functionalities. And that means a cleaner fascia with less buttons. The screen will be home to your phone’s apps too via Peugeot’s bespoke “connect apps”, and other bits of kit include a reversing camera, keyless entry/start, quad-zone air-con, blindspot sensors and an electronic parking brake.
Mechanically the chassis remains the same but there is a new petrol engine in the form of a Euro 6-spec 121 kW, 1,6-litre mated to either a six-speed manual of a new six-speed auto box. There are also two versions of their 2,0-litre BlueHDI diesel – a 110 Kw version and a 132 Kw version. In Europe there’s also a hybrid that sees the 2,0-litre diesel drive the front wheels and a 27 kW electric motor on the rear axle.
In Europe the 508 has also been available as an estate (508 SW) and a the 508 RXH which is their plastic-cladded “off road” version of the estate.