Peugeot’s New 508 Released In Australia
Peugeot’s highly-awarded, all-new 508 has arrived in Australia sporting class-leading technology and drivetrains plus the best of the brand’s design and engineering prowess, neatly wrapped-up in two stunning body styles.
All-new 508 is available in Fastback and Sportswagon body styles, with pricing from $53,990 and $55,990 respectively and exterior colour choice and an opening panoramic sunroof the only options.
Each body style will be available solely as a GT model and powered by an all-new, high-output version of Peugeot’s proven 1.6L, turbo-petrol, four-cylinder engine developing 165 kilowatts of power and 300 Newton metres of torque.First previewed on the recently introduced 308 GT, the new engine is paired to an all-new Aisin eight-speed automatic transmission.
The strong drivetrain, combined with the vehicle’s light overall weight, delivers impressive performance and fuel economy, all-new 508 accelerating from standstill to 100 kilometres an hour in 8.1 seconds (8.2 seconds for Sportwagon) yet consuming just 6.3 litres of fuel per 100 kilometres on the combined cycle.
The all-new 508 arrives with impressive credentials, having already amassed numerous design and motoring awards, including the ‘2018 Most Beautiful Car of The Year’ award.
Ben Farlow, Managing Director of Peugeot Australia, said that while the term “all-new” is one that tends to get over-used in modern times, in the case of the Peugeot 508 the vehicle is all-new not just in design but also in its thinking, engineering and intent.
“The Peugeot 508 arrives at a time when the sedan segment is ripe for a shake-up. Not only is the 508 outstanding value, it’s great to look at, great to drive and it stands out in its class,” Farlow said.
Compared to its predecessor the all-new 508 is lighter, lower and shorter yet offers greater interior space, more technology, a significantly more powerful engine and vastly improved fuel economy, not to mention substantially more design presence on the road.
Optional equipment is limited to an opening panoramic sunroof ($2,500) and a choice of six metallic and two pearlescent paint colours ($590 and $1050 respectively). Hurricane Grey is a no-cost option.
All-new Peugeot 508 comes with Peugeot’s five-year, unlimited kilometre warranty, five-year roadside assistance and five-year Service Price Promise program.
For further information on Peugeot’s 508 range, visit Peugeot.com.au or your nearest dealer.