New Peugeot 508 Shows Its Sportier Shape Ahead Of Geneva

Several photos of the Peugeot 508 have surfaced online ahead of the car’s unveiling at the Geneva Motor Show.

Posted by Namasce and Motofilm, the images reveal the model will adopt a stylish and more upscale design.

Starting up front, there’s a familiar grille which is flanked by slender headlights and what appears to be fang-shaped LED daytime running lights. The car also has a rakish windscreen, sporty character lines and a stylish roof which gives the model a coupe-like appearance.

Out back, there’s an upright trunk with an integrated rear spoiler. The model also has slim taillights and a chromed dual exhaust system on GT variants.

Speaking of the latter, the 508 GT appears to be distinguished by a unique grille, sportier skid skirts and special alloy wheels. The model also features black mirror caps and black window trim.

The exterior styling won’t win everyone over but the cabin appears downright luxurious. Once seated behind the uniquely shaped steering wheel, drivers will find themselves surrounded by leather upholstery and wood trim. The car also has a digital instrument cluster, a high-tech infotainment system and a Focal audio system. Other notable highlights include LED ambient lighting and a distinctive dashboard with slender vents.

Engine options remain unconfirmed but the report suggests the model will be offered with 1.5- and 2.0-liter BlueHDi diesel engines as well as an assortment of petrol options. There could also be a hybrid model which produces up to 300 PS (220 kW).

Thanks to Lukasz for the tip!

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  • chippers

    Looks great inside and out to me.

  • Dennis Scipio

    Peugeot makes some of the finest interiors i’ve seen in recent time.

    • alexxx

      100%
      Peugeots interiors are truly something else this days…

  • Mill0048

    Looks top notch, except for the LED accent ‘tears’ under the headlights.

    • Tinky-Winky

      I think they represent lion fangs.

      • Deckard_Cain

        More like sabertooth tiger. 😛

      • CADOX

        Because the headlights are traditionally the “eye” area in Peugeot’s frontal design I would guess that the LED bar under those headlights represents the white streak of fur found under every lions eyes

        https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3a01ca8272f5097c390d9b797ff9798b6b3fe2f8412a381b0cf1d6cee21c5e70.jpg

        • pjl35

          …cuz that’s what everyone associates with two bright white vertical lines when we think of a lion? 😂

          • RV9161

            Peugeot’s logo perhaps…..

          • pjl35

            TEETH/fangs are much more likely that a component of the eye fur lol. Considering the pic posted of the coloring around the eye isn’t even white, while teeth are…

  • Luke Mclucho
    • Jason Panamera

      That back is really good.

  • Hamster

    Damn… looks like they are frameless windows… not sure why they made 508 as coupe… but it looks good…

    • 2sfhim

      They are frameless indeed

    • Ilbirs

      For now I have the impression that PSA did this to have what I’d call a stylish economy of scale: replace the windows of the rear door with other ones that follow the roofline of a wagon version to be released and you don’t have to spend more money by designing specific rear doors.

  • DM

    Beautiful interior and rear but from the side it reminds me of a stretched last gen Cruze. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/cfca455a33060aec91f7454b0f4f15d6dab57fdd6c0d9327db3afa9508760c48.jpg

    • dumblikeyou2

      Funny, the front end immediately reminded me of the current Impala.

    • Antonio

      How come?

      • DM

        The general lines and pointy rear and front. It’s a bit of a stretch though this looks way better.

  • haudit

    This really couldn’t be more different from the fairly nondescript old model.

  • DM
  • Jason Panamera

    Interior is class above. But i’m not convinced about this front, gotta see it in real.

  • BobV12

    A man needs a price… And a delivery date

  • Un Tipo Serio

    The horrible front end looks like they gave some CAD program to a kid and said ‘go on, make something’… and the rear end is a perfect copy of the new A7’s. So… good job, I guess.

  • jfalckt

    Peugeot are on a roll, great to see them producing attractive, solid designs once again.

    • Nefiu Ci

      solid? is see they have no direction just like mitsubishi andsuzuki.
      even Toytoa and Honda manage to justify their ugly unappetising designlanguage.

      I am afraid Peugeot will lose itself the next years

      • uS’gedlemba

        where is the lack of cohesion between the 308/3008II/5008II and this 508II?

        • Nefiu Ci

          experiments, not a concrete or consequent design language – Toyota has one, though not the most asthetic

  • erly5

    Looks not bad, but ain’t different enough to stop the decline of family saloon car sales I’m afraid.

  • PK

    Why can’t Peugeot/Citroen come to USA???? I’m loving their design language! It’s their best model lines I’ve seen like ever!!!!

    • Belthronding Tinuviel

      Psa products are relatively small cars. i am not sure if it would be good decision with current product range.
      But ,yes, they make really good looking cars,especially citroen is going different and funky.

  • Charlie Medina’s Smiling Coach

    Sensational.

  • Ruel Lewis

    Front looks horrible and rear looks dated. That interior is incredible, but I don’t know if it makes up for the exterior.

  • YUDHA BAGASKARA

    awesome

  • Love it. They could have gone without the tacky 508 badging in front though.

    • gregory cassanova

      Yeah I hope there is an option to delete this!

      • uS’gedlemba

        An homage to it’s predecessor the 504! The integration of the badge as well.

    • Vince

      that 508 badge is a tribute to the 504 and 504 coupe design 50 years ago by pininfarina,
      as well as :
      this minimalist front grill with non dicontinued headlamps.
      the C pillar badging
      the global shape of the engine hood

      and yes there is an option to delete this, it’s called removing in yourself, badges are only glued with double face tape … so it’s easy to remove and the paint is clean under it.

  • THE FRONT END’S SILLY GRIN NEEDS TO BE CLEANED UP. THE INTERIOR IS ODDLY PROPORTIONED. IT LOOKS MORE LIKE SOMETHING FROM INSIDE A TRUCK.

    • uS’gedlemba

      And what do you like about it?

      • THE ACCENT CREASES AS SEEN IN PIC 3 AND 6. COMPLEX BUT TASTEFUL.

  • Ray Filetti

    Not perfect, but really good. At last. A mainstream company with some passion. Yeah, side on it does have a bit of Cruze in it. I could own this.

  • Mynameis Taylor

    I think it’s a really good looking car. I really like it. Too badly US no longer gets Peugeot

  • Elpatore

    i like that the DRLs kinda look like tusks (they would look better if they didn’t have the section inside the headlight). i really like the interior and i think it will look even better with the split color paint scheme.

    • gregory cassanova

      I reckon when indicating those sections in the headlights will change to amber

  • gregory cassanova

    So I have been waiting for this reveal for the longest time as considering it for my next car in the next year or so, but damn im stuck on the fence! Love the interior but exterior especially the front im not so sure about.

  • Yilmaz Yasar

    After many superb concept car the result: here is the ugly roadgoing model. But interior awesome

  • Christofer Sætrang
    • Vince

      your shop is ugly, sorry …

      • Christofer Sætrang

        10 min of gluing 508 bits on a stinger. wanted to see how it would sit as a rwd sport sedan.

  • SteersUright

    VERY derivative styling is hard to love but inoffensive as well, about the same in design philosophy as any new GM vehicle. Interior is rather techie and cool it seems.

  • StrangerGP

    The front is awful. It’s like they wanted to have their unique led strip, but couldn’t think of an interesting shape like Renault in all their new models.

  • Six Thousand Times

    Nicely conservative, like a proper Peugeot saloon/sedan.

  • TheHake

    Great looking car. Just a pity, that in-your-lap steering wheel.

    • Vince

      seems you never tried it, it’s very very very practical …
      it feels very odd to drive another car afterwards … feels like driving a truck with a giant steering wheel

      • TheHake

        I have. Many times. My company has some 308 pool cars that I have to drive often. I’m not a small guy so the steering wheel is very low for me. And because I put the steering wheel at it’s max height, it obscures the gauges. I always choose one of the Ford Focus’s whenever I can because of this.

        • Vince

          well, i’m 190m tall , and own that 308 (in GTi version), i set the wheel at the lower middle level and let’s say my seat if two inches far from the max setting possibility and have absolutely no issues with it, it falls right under my arms, and allows to relax the shoulders and the arms muscles.

          plus, the dials are very close to the road and allows to see them while looking at the road.

          and guess what ? i also have to problem with my legs and the wheel …

          but yeah, i always read that from the press even the french press, but it seems 90% of the customers that has bought a peugeot lately likes it, and place it as a huge advantage over other brands.

          ( oh i also had a friend who is 200cm tall, and just bought a 3008 GT, and he loves the dials and wheel set up on it )

          • TheHake
          • Vince

            well, it’s above his knee, and under his eyes, but if you want to keep trolling … you obviously can.

            I guess 300k buyers considered it’s not a problem on the 3008 this year in europe, si my friend is not the only one, and i’m also not the only one to like it and to find it perfectly fit for my use.

          • TheHake

            The 3008 is a very nice car. They could have sold 600k if it had a proper driving position.

          • Vince

            well, yeah, of course, sochaux plant is saturated, only the 206 was sold more … and its average price wasn’t 35k€ !

      • TheHake

        Even from Autocar:
        “We still don’t rate the adoption of a small-diameter steering wheel as a total success, though. The idea of it is sound enough and the wheel itself turns pleasingly in your hands, but the instrument binnacle is obscured for too many drivers.

        Taking a pair of conventional dials, placing them a touch further from each other and raising them a couple of inches isn’t a sufficiently acceptable solution to the problems created by the small wheel.”

        • uS’gedlemba

          Peugeot started this with the 208… it’s been 5 cars later and you are still singing the same tune…just let it go, they are clearly not going to change this for you or the journaslists who are unwilling to accept diversity.

  • Dalibor Milic

    this is what i call premium … not a german school of design stuck in a rut

  • Vince

    as many comments, i’m not sure about those tooth on the front, i would have prefered something more like Exalt concept, but i guess they wanted to have a different lighting signature than mercedes …

    it’s also a bit deranging they got inspiration from Renault which is the worst french car maker … hope the light homogeneity of this part will look good and not very cheap as for Talisman and Megane…

    but the rest is absolutely gorgeous ! the rear, the interior … wow, can’t wait to order it in 300 hp Hybrid 4×4 version !
    (and with this red of course)

  • Vassilis

    The rear looks great as does the interior. The front, not quite so…

  • Antonio

    The French answer to Audi A5, BMW 4 GC, Kia Stinger.
    Not sure if it will work commercially.
    I was expecting a more dramatic design.
    Not sure about the DRLs….
    The interior is amazing.

  • ZYGIUS

    Front reminds older Seats, eespecially Bocanegra

  • Subi-Rubicon1

    I want to like this car, but there is something about it that’s off? The Saber-tooth looking front isn’t co-cohesive with the back and the side profile highlights all the wrong design lines.

  • Dan Facciolo

    Love the exterior and interior design. So original and distinct compared to predictable german design. Too bad we’ll never see these in North America.

    • dtd

      It could come here as MY2020 , as long as they (Peugeot) figure out the way to market it in the U.S.

  • Sébastien

    Boring to look at, but it was great to drive or be driven in

  • Sébastien

    Why did they not put a liftback 🙁

  • Hoe

    Wishing the car will look better in person…
    A pity the downside Peugeot took, they can design much better cars

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