New Peugeot 508 Photos From The Geneva Motor Show Floor

If you just put some money down for a Ford Mondeo, VW Passat or an Opel Insignia, you might want to completely ignore Peugeot’s latest 508 saloon right about now, just so you won’t risk second-guessing yourself.

Not only does the 508 feature a “bold new low coupe design” according to the French automaker, but it also comes with advanced driver assistance systems such as the night vision system, which relies on an infrared camera to detect pedestrians during low visibility conditions.

In the metal, the 508 is a pretty big breath of fresh air, according to our boots on the ground. Compared to its predecessor, the new model is more practical thanks to the fastback body style, but also more elegant, due tot he sloping roof, frameless doors and high shoulder line.

It’s worth mentioning that there are multiple 508 specs present at the Palexpo convention center in Geneva – Allure, GT Line, First Edition, each bringing something a little different to the table. For example, the First Edition model comes with black mirrors caps and black wheels, just like the GT Line, which boasts a sportier steering wheel inside, with perforated leather and a GT Line badge.

Since we’re addressing the interior, there’s no escaping the fact that the new 508 probably has the most modern/futuristic cabin in its segment, although whether you like the design is obviously a personal preference.

Peugeot will initially offer five power units at launch for the 508, with two petrol options rated at 180 PS (177 HP) and 225 PS (222 HP), and three diesels, good for 130 PS (128 HP), 160 PS (158 HP) and 180 PS (176 HP). A plug-in hybrid version will join the range later on this year.

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Image Credits: Guido ten Brink / SB-Medien

  • Bo Hanan

    So much for French style. And the pink one looks like bubble gum.

    • Jason Panamera

      And the price will blow your wallet.

  • HEAD ON IT LOOKS LIKE THE RIDDLER GRIN, AUDI FROM THE REAR.

  • LIZ THE SHIZ

    looks like a re-badged Volvo S-60

  • jez zza

    Needs a drop so badly !

  • Autoexperte

    the rear end is great

  • Dennis Scipio

    That Lion Statue looks cool.

  • Elpatore

    i actually really like it, it looks upscale, and the interior is great. i haven’t been inside any peugeots lately so i dont know about their quality but it looks very nice.

  • Carmelo Van Cabboi

    For me is impressive inside/out.

  • I like the design and maybe if they can get the price right, it can be a steal.

  • SteersUright

    I see Optima, Accord, and Malibu all smooshed together.

  • YUDHA BAGASKARA

    looks better than insignia

  • emjayay

    I liked French cars like Renaults and Peugeots a lot better way back when they were creatively done engineering led designs. OK, they did sometimes call on Italian designers like Pininfarina for the actual styling. Back then in the post war era (up to the EU) there were apparently high tariffs protecting domestic manufacturers, for better (more interesting idiosyncratic cars from each European country) and worse (mostly, reliability). This new 508 is obviously styling/marketing led. Same thing for Renaults today. Not that they didn’t do a good job.

    There is however way too much going on in that interior.

    Just wondering: on Peugeots, are you supposed to put the little steering wheel down below your line of sight to the instrument cluster and see them over the rim instead of inside it like on other cars?

    • Marty

      Yes, the instrument cluster is moved up in the area between the windshield and the steering wheel. It’s a good idea, but I don’t know how it works. Some like it, some don’t.

  • FioleK

    Great LIFTBACK!! Many thanks Peugeot for not producing another sedan !!

  • Vassilis

    I think it would look significantly better without those DRLs but still a very impressive-looking car. I hope it sells well.

    • VVIMT

      These led lights will be optional apparently.

  • Steve Omaha

    I think it is obnoxious to compare this car with a Pig as ugly as the Volvo S60 – It is way too cooler than that. As for design elements borrowed from other cars – hey, as far car design is concerned, no manufacturer is clean, they all have copied. The rear bumper corner has a corner lip facing backwards, the Audi A5 has, but guess which other car has that – the outgoing Citroen C5. This design is a continuation of a design theme they have been pursuing beginning with the SR1 in 2010 to the Onyx in 2013, to the like for like Exalt in 2014.

    Peugeot are on a roll, and with the net positive cashflow they have been having the past few years, it is obvious that it has been well spent. Just name the price, we will buy it and let the naysayers drown in pity.

  • MarketAndChurch

    Some elements of this car feel really modern and new, while others feel 10 years old.

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