Paris 2014 Preview: Facelifted Peugeot 508 revealed

Paris 2014 Preview: Facelifted Peugeot 508 revealed image

Text: / Photos: Peugeot Press | posted September 12, 2014 18:34

Will still be available in three body styles

Peugeot has revealed the updated 508 that is slated to make its public appearance at the 2014 Paris Motor Show. "Smart and sophisticated" according to the French brand, the car features altered exterior and interior styling, advanced tech and Euro 6 Compliant engines.

It now measures 38mm longer, with the front overhang receiving a 16mm extension while the rear gets a 22mm stretch. The front grille has been given an updated look and adorns the brand's signature emblem at its center. The hood has been made to look more horizontal, giving it a more 'contemporary' look according to Peugeot. At the rear, the bumper has been restyled as well while still providing protection.

Rear view of the Peugeot 508

Models like the RXH, GT and Allure are equipped with LED headlights, turn indicators, DRLs and fog lamps. In addition, Peugeot provided each model with a signature visual shape in the DRLs. A curve is present for the Saloon and SW DRLs while the RXH has a claw design. The Active model on the other hand gets the standard Halogen headlights but retains the LED tech used on the turn signals, DRLs, and fog lamps. The rear taillights are comprised of 36 LEDs arranged in a three-claw design.

Inside, a 7-inch touchscreen monitor now comes as standard in any model. It houses the car's main vehicle functions like air-conditioning, navigation, radio, and connectivity all in an astute manner. Moreover, this allowed the center console to have less buttons and include a closed storage box. The top spec RXH and GT comes as standard with a Heads-Up Display that can be viewed on a retractable smoked screen. A JBL audio system provides the necessary acoustics for the 508.

Interior of the Peugeot 508

Two new engine options are included in the updated 508. First is the 2.0-liter BlueHDI 150 that is mated to a 6-speed manual and has a CO2 emission of 109g/km for the Saloon and 110g/km for the SW. Last is the 2.0-liter BlueHDI 180 couple with the EAT6 Automatic transmission. It is available for the RXH model and emits 119g/km of CO2. Both engines have a combined fuel average consumption of 26.1km/l.

Other amenities included in the refreshed 508 are keyless entry and start, automatic electric parking brake, automatic headlight dipping, electro-chrome interior mirror, tire pressure warning, front and rear parking sensors, quad-zone climate control and optional blind spot detectors with a reversing camera.