Peugeot has launched a suite of updates for the 508 with prices now starting just over £28k
Peugeot has introduced a few updates to the 508 range for 2022, in a bid to keep the car competitive with rivals like the Skoda Superb and Volkswagen Passat. Peugeot’s refresh makes changes to the 508’s styling, trim-level structure and technology. Prices start from £28,215 for the fastback model and £29,815 for the estate variant.
Now, every model in the Peugeot 508 range comes with black door mirrors rather than body-coloured ones, and the chrome grille on the GT model has been swapped for a black unit. The Allure specification has been dropped from the range, with the Allure Premium model filling the gap. The specification also now gets full LED headlights as standard.
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Peugeot’s update means the 508 range is now separated into five models called Active Premium, Allure Premium, GT, GT Premium and the performance-focused 508 Peugeot Sport Engineered flagship.
Active Premium cars come as standard with 16-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlamps and automatic wipers, as well as a host of safety equipment such automatic emergency braking, a 180-degree reversing camera and active lane-keeping assistance. Inside, buyers get cloth upholstery with copper stitching, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and an eight-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Allure Premium cars are priced from £30,365. Upgrades over the base-model include 17-inch alloy wheels, faux-leather upholstery and a 10-inch infotainment system. There’s also some extra safety equipment, such as traffic sign recognition and a stop and go function for the adaptive cruise control system.
The 508 GT comes with a host of model-specific styling tweaks, including two-tone 18-inch alloy wheels, unique “GT” badging and a set of 3D-effect LED rear lights. The cabin gets an upgrade, too, with blue ambient lights and tri-material upholstery. Prices start from £30,815.
GT Premium models are priced from £33,015, and build on this specification with heated and electrically adjustable seats, trimmed in faux-leather and Alcantara. There’s also a premium Focal stereo, a 360-degree parking camera and fully automated parking assistance.
Prices for the range-topping 508 Peugeot Sport Engineered start from £53,995. It’s powered by a 355bhp 1.6-litre four-cylinder plug-in hybrid powertrain, which is enough to propel the fastback variant from 0–62mph in 5.2 seconds and see it reach a top speed of 155mph.
Styling tweaks over the standard 508 range include an aggressive bodykit, 20-inch alloy wheels and massaging sports seats. There’s also a full complement of driver assistance technology, active dampers and a wireless smartphone charger as standard.
Engine options for the rest of the 508 range are decidedly less sporty, kicking off with Peugeot’s familiar 128bhp 1.2-litre three-cylinder petrol engine. It’s standard fitment on the base model and comes with an eight-speed automatic gearbox. Above that, there’s a 1.5-litre four-cylinder diesel engine which is priced from £30,165. It also develops 128bhp and features the same eight-speed automatic ‘box.
On Allure Premium models and up, buyers can also have a less powerful 222bhp version of the Sport Engineered model’s 1.6-litre four-cylinder plug-in hybrid powertrain. It features an 11.8kWh battery pack, which Peugeot says is enough for a 0–62mph time of 8.3 seconds and a maximum electric range of 39 miles. The engine also has a WLTP CO2 emissions rating of just 29g/km.
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