Peugeot 508 is a premium sedan in the D+ segment, which was introduced in the year 2010 by world-renowned French car marker, PSA Peugeot Citroën. After its success in European markets, the luxury sedan is set for its debut in the Indian car market. Sharing platform and technical capabilities with the second-generation Citroen C5, Peugeot 508 is a substitute for one of Peugeot's cash-cow models, the Peugeot 407. The luxury sedan was officially unveiled at the international automobile event, 2010 Paris Motor Show.
Peugeot 508 RXH is a limited edition of Peugeot 508's family of cars after its sedan and estate editions. It was showcased for the first time at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The car is based on the platform of its previous edition, Peugeot 508. PSA Peugeot Citroën worked along side with its Chinese ally, Dongfeng Motor, for production of this model. In India, this car will be placed within the price bracket of Rs. 18 lacs and Rs. 22 lacs. The car will compete against the likes of Skoda Superb, Volkswagen Passat, Hyundai Sonata Transform and Honda Accord.
Engines & Specifications of Peugeot 508
In the Peugeot 508 RXH, electric motor is used for the first time in 508 series. It is powered by Hybrid4 system, featuring 2.0-litre HDi FAP turbo diesel engine. As far as engine specifications are concerned, this petrol powered sedan has a displacement of 1997cc. Loaded with high-performing engine Peugeot 508 has capacity to deliver power of 147 hp.
Performance of Peugeot 508
The power-packed engine combines with a smooth six-speed manual gearbox or six-speed automatic transmission to provide best-in-class performance. Graciously designed Peugeot 508 can be characterised as a combined package of sophistication and power. Identical to other models of Peugeot, Peugeot 508 is also appreciated for its low emission level. Peugeot 508 has been loaded with power packed engine along with new generation technical capabilities to deliver superior performance. The car maker has worked on environmental efficiency, cutting down on weight significantly and improving aerodynamics.
Exterior, Interior & Safety Features of Peugeot 508
The gracious sedan stretches 4792 mm in length and has 2068 mm width. Besides, height of the 5-seater sedan is 1456 mm. Design of the car is inspired from its SR1 concept car. The refined and well-sculpted exteriors illustrating quality, purity and sophistication grabs the attention of onlookers. Several exterior features of this luxury sedan also provide a glimpse of classic sedan models and iconic coupes. Front section of the luxury sedan is chiselled and features several cues, almost like German cars. Moreover, its large grille along with stretched headlamps is other distinguishing highlights.
On the other hand, interiors of the car exhibit high degree of sophistication that feature several convenience and comfort arrangements. Metal accents and high-quality material is used for decorating cabin of the luxury sedan. The comfortable seating arrangement is extremely spacious with ample head room, leg room and shoulder room for passengers. There are several arrangements in the luxury sedan for comfort and convenience of passengers. For utmost comfort of occupants, Peugeot 508 has air conditioning system with several controls, power windows, central locking, remote boot, remote fuel filler and armrests with cup holder.
Moreover, driver can adjust steering wheel in Rake and Reach positions for better driveability. Among other convenience and comfort features of the car are electric driver seat adjustments, a modern audio console, plush seats, electric mirrors, sun roof and controls on steering. Hands-free ignition, Quad-zone automatic climate control, xenon headlights, motorised tailgate, front and rear parking assistance are other noteworthy highlights. Moreover, it has dynamic exteriors, featuring flared wheel arches, 18" high-angle forged aluminium wheel rims and black brake callipers.
Safety aspects have been well-addressed in the sedan, special attention being paid for ensuring safety of children. There are permanently attached labels that signals warning to the occupants in a possibility of an accidental event. Moreover, there is electronic stability control equipment in Peugeot 508, which notifies in the case of speed-limit breach. Besides, all the seats are provided with adjustable seatbelts for safety of occupants and safety airbags.
|Price||Rs. 18 lakhs to Rs. 22 lakhs|
2.0 L 1997cc engine, 147 hp
Comments on Peugeot 508
When I lived in Holland, Peugeot 508 was a chick magnet :-)March 30, 2012by Akshay
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Jan 24, 201211:46 IST by CarTrade Editorial Team
Make – Peugeot Model – 508 Peugeot 508 Specifications - Engine - 2.0 Litre, common rail diesel (CRDi) engine Power – 163 bhp Torque – 225 Nm Displacement –...
Jan 06, 201212:02 IST by Aditya Chatterjee
The second largest carmaker in Europe and part of the PSA Peugeot Citroen family, Peugeot has elaborated their ambitious India plans. The will be getting into full action by 2014. The delay or the...
Dec 21, 201112:04 IST by CarTrade Editorial Team
The Indian automobile market is most likely to witness PSA Peugeot Citroen introduce Peugeot 508 sedan in 2012. However, the Gujarat plant of the company will start functioning from 2014. PSA Peugeot...
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Peugeot, the French car maker, has pulled up its socks in order to return to India in a big way. Proving the fact is the testing of its cars on the Indian soil. Recently a few models of the car maker...
Sep 16, 201118:21 IST by Cartradeindia Editorial Team
Peugeot SA has announced that it will showcase two of its new 508 large sedans at the very eminent Johannesburg International Motor Show next month as a part of a teaser before it`s official launched...
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