New Peugeot 508 Gets Stretched In China, Becomes The Dongfeng Peugeot 508L

Peugeot has officially unveiled the new Dongfeng Peugeot 508L at the Guangzhou Auto Show, in China, taking place between November 16 and the 25th.

Aimed specifically at the local car market, the model is a long wheelbase version of the French D-segment car, hence the ‘L’ moniker, which also stands for ‘luxury’ and ‘latest technology’, according to the automaker.

Design wise, not much has changed compared to the new Peugeot 508 offered in Western markets. However, this car has been stretched by 100 mm (3.94 in), and now has a total length of 4,856 mm (191.2 in). Meanwhile, 55 mm (2.2 in) have been added to the wheelbase, bringing it to 2,848 mm (112 in), which improves legroom for passengers sitting on the rear bench, a thing much appreciated by Chinese car buyers.

Also Watch: Can The Peugeot 508 Lay Claim To The Mid-Size Sedan Crown?

“The new Dongfeng Peugeot 508L embodies the brand’s new flagship on a priority Chinese market for Peugeot”, said the brand’s CEO, Jean-Philippe Imparato. “Our new signature unveiled at the Guangzhou show is part of our offensive in China and reflects our ambition to place technology and experience at the heart of our upmarket strategy for Chinese customers.”

Peugeot says that new doors with framing have been adopted by the 508L, which along with the conventional boot are said to “complete the elegance and posture of this Chinese statutory model”.

The Dongfeng Peugeot 508L features a 10-inch infotainment system and 12.3-inch customizable digital instrument cluster. Also, it benefits from the IoT OceanConnect platform developed by Huawei, and it’s the first vehicle in its class to get this technology.

Peugeot’s long wheelbase 508 will go on sale in China in the first quarter of next year, where it will join the 301, 308, 408, 2008, 3008, 4008 and 5008. Subsequently, the conventional sedan and wagon versions will get a new plug-in hybrid powertrain next fall.

During the auto event in Guangzhou, where the 508L is joined by a few other products from Peugeot, including the stunning e-Legend Concept, Dongfeng will also reveal their new brand signature.

more photos...
  • Bash

    Ok by now, I’m 99% convinced that the stretched version of any car makes it better.

    • Not all, but most of them it seems. In this case it sure isn’t worst. And for people like me, could mean that I could seat behind myself or an other tall driver.

  • Loquacious Borborygmus

    The Chinese love a stretched Dongfeng.

  • No photos of the backseats legroom… wich should be important 😉

African King Takes Delivery Of 19 Rolls-Royces, Reportedly Buys 120 BMWs As Well

Swaziland King Mswati III already had an impressive car collection before expanding it even more with this not-so-small fleet.

2019 LA Auto Show Preview: A-To-Z Guide To All The Debuts (Updated)

The most comprehensive list of all the world and North American premieres at the 2019 LA Auto Show.

Revised 2020 Alfa Giulia And Stelvio Debut In China With Improved Interiors (New Photos)

The 2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia and Stelvio look unchanged on the outside but feature many interior and tech upgrades.

Charging A Tesla Model 3 By Towing It With A Raptor Brings Out Some Interesting Results

Turns out you can actually save fuel by towing a Tesla Model 3 with a very thirsty truck!.

2018 Mazda6 Long-Term Test Concludes With Mostly Positive Feedback

Apart from a couple of visits to the service center, KBB had mostly good things to say about the Mazda6 .

These Are The Best-Braking Cars Ever Tested By Car and Driver

Unsurprisingly, they are all sports cars and supercars, but the rankings are not quite as one might have expected…

Inkas’ Armored Sentry Civilian Will Make Others Think You Belong In A SWAT Or SF Unit

The Sentry Civilian is powered by a 6.7-liter turbodiesel with 330 hp and offers huge levels of protection.

Driven: 2020 Mercedes GLE 450 4MATIC Is A Cure For Your Bentayga Blues

The all-new Mercedes GLE 450 utilizes a mild-hybrid powertrain that can sneak nearly 400 HP to the road.

What Do You Think Of The 2020 Corvette Painted In Accelerate Yellow?

The 2020 Corvette is available in 12 different colors, and this is the one we hadn’t seen yet.

The Contender XG Is A G-Wagen With An SLK Body – And It Is Going For $540k!

This odd creation uses the body-on-frame chassis and mechanicals of the old G-Wagen and a modded SLK bodywork.