After a longer period of waiting, Peugeot Company is finally bringing its new 2018 Peugeot 508. The time has passed after its last redesign and now is a perfect time for much needed makeover. Automaker is bringing new Peugeot 508 to the next level. So, it will easily stay in line with its main rivals such as Volkswagen Arteon, Opel Insignia and BMW 3 Series. New Peugeot will represent the next-second generation of this model. Therefore, it will come with stylish exterior design, improved interior and new platform too.
Automaker also promises better driving capabilities. This all new and handsome mid size sedan will surely be something special in all the segments. It will definitively get attention among customers worldwide.
Powertrain end performance
Under the hood of 2018 Peugeot 508, we can expect wider options of petrol and diesel engines. As well, a hybrid version should also be available. And it will most likely be a combination of petrol engine and an electric motor. One of the options should be the engine which powers the current Peugeot 308 GTi. It is a turbo four-cylinder unit with the output of 270 horses. The other option could be as well a 2.0-liter HDi engine, which will be capable of making 140 horsepower. A 1.6-liter turbo petrol should be offered too. The next option, 2.2-liter unit should be able to produce around 200 horsepower. As for the transmission, it will most likely be switched to an either six-speed manual or automatic gearbox.
Platform, exterior and interior
First of all, new 2018 Peugeot 508 will ride on a new platform. It is company`s PSA Group`s EMP2 (Efficient Modular Platform 2). This platform will allow to the automaker to give it more options. It is said that it will now be offered with a gas-electric unit. The new 508 will have many similarities with Peugeot 5008 which was recently unrevealed. Since they belong to the same segment, they will share similar interior and technology, engine options ad gearbox.
When it comes to exterior, Peugeot Exalt Concept will inspire the all new 2018 Peugeot 508`s design. It will look more stylish and handsome than before. New Peugeot will feature more swooping roofline. The wheelbase will be longer than on the current model. We will notice, as well, the vertical LED daytime running lights. Moreover, the grille will be redesigned. It will look more attractive, so as the whole front end. A panoramic roof will be offered too.
Inside, 2018 Peugeot 508 will be refined with better equipment and premium materials. Seats are comfortable and covered with quality leather. The rear seats can be folded if it is necessary for more cargo space. The driver seat will be heated and adjustable. The cabin will offer many infotainment features. Those are: climate control, air conditioning, keyless entry. cruise control, Bluetooth, multi function steering wheel and so on. Speaking of the safety, Peugeot 508 will be provided with ABS, traction control, airbags electronic stability program, parking assist etc.
2018 Peugeot 508 release date and price
2018 Peugeot 508 should be presented to the world later this year. However, it probably won`t go on sale before the beginning of 2018. There are many speculations about the price of new 508. Since there is no official information, we can only guess. So, we believe that it should start at $36,000.