Peugeot does U-turn on replacing the 508, confirming the 2017 model will showcase autonomous features
Jim Holder
20 April 2015

The next generation Peugeot 508, expected to launch in 2017, will be the first PSA Group car to be sold with autonomous driving features.

Last year, the French car firm announced it was considering replacing the 508 saloon with two new body styles - one dynamic model and one practical, spacious model - similar to that adopted by Mercedes-Benz, with its coupe-like CLS and E Class.

However, speaking at the Shanghai motor show, company boss Carlos Tavares confirmed there will be another 508 to follow on from this year's facelifted model.

“We are working on the technology, and the 508 will showcase our first steps with it. The wisdom of autonomous features is that they give you back time - the rarest resource we have today.

"For a daily that spends two hours at the weekends returning from the country, it could transform their journey, turning it from a source of frustration to quality time. The possibility for it to improve our lives is there," Tavares said.

Read more Shanghai motor show news here.

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21 April 2015
Good copy of the Mazda 6 estate - and guess what - I would always buy the Mazda for 100% reliability and affordable servicing whereas..like all frog cars - they are ridiculously expense to service and only 75% reliable. For those who wish to hit back at this comment and have a 100% reliable frog machine, LUCKY YOU, just count the rattles and the bits that fall of and the cheapness of the materials

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21 April 2015
ah, can't beat a bit of casual racism. Nice work.

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