Marcus De Guzman / Carpix for AutoIndustriya.com | June 07, 2017 18:05
Peugeot caught testing next-gen 508 with heavily-camouflaged shell
What was first seen as a test mule is now sporting what looks to be a production body. Last January 2017, our spies were able to take photos of the next-gen 508 albeit in a stretched 308 test mule. Appearing longer and wider, it looks like Peugeot plans to shake up the look and size of the next-gen D-segment sedan.
We can now have an idea of what it may eventually look like as our insiders were able to snap photos of the next-gen 508 with its production body in heavy camouflage. Based on the car's shape, the 2018 508 will have a coupe-inspired silhouette thanks to the sloped roofline that extends towards the trunk. Perhaps Peugeot is going for the fastback look as well. Also curious to see is what appear to a pillarless design, further denoting the coupe design which the 508 might get.
Up front, the grill now gets Peugeot's updated design which was first seen on the refreshed 308 and 308 GTI. We have yet to see new headlights but it could have an evolutionary design from the current model. However, both the hood and trunk appear to be faux components as they don't line up with the actual body. This could mean Peugeot is still testing certain portions of the car.
Expected to use the new EMP2 architecture, the 2018 508 could be powered by a range of new gasoline- and diesel-powered engines. A plug-in hybrid may also make its way in the new D-segment sedan. Beyond that, the new 508 may also come with a wide range of driver assist systems including partial autonomous driving technology.