The updated Peugeot 508 has gone on sale in the UK, bringing a design makeover and revised powertrain line-up at prices from £34,020.
The new 508 was the first car in the model range featuring an updated version of Peugeot's sabre-tooth lighting system, with a three-spoke “claw” design.
A new grille, similar to that of the latest Peugeot 408, completes the model’s front-end design update with gloss and textured black features and the new Peugeot emblem.
The big design overhaul will help to extend the life of the R83-generation model, which was first introduced in 2018.
Both the saloon and SW estate variants measure 1.86m wide, while the saloon is 4.75m long and the estate 4.79m. Luggage capacity is 487 litres in the saloon, or 1537 litres with the seats folded down. This increases to 530 litres and 1780 litres in the estate.
Inside, the 508 receives much of the technology seen elsewhere in the Peugeot line-up, with a redesigned dashboard and centre console. It gains a 10.0in central infotainment display partnered with Peugeot’s 12.0in i-Cockpit system and a compact steering wheel.
As well as voice recognition, sat-nav, a motorised boot, two USB sockets and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, the 508 benefits from a night vision camera that can detect cyclists, animals and pedestrians.
Assistance equipment is vast and includes level two semi-autonomous capability, adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, lane assist, parking sensors, a reversing camera and an automatic high beam.
The 508’s specification line-up has been slimmed to just three options - entry-level Allure, GT and performance-biased Peugeot Sport Engineered (PSE) - with a choice of petrol, diesel and plug-in hybrid power.
Peugeot’s entry-level offering, as seen on the smaller 308 and 408, includes a three-cylinder 1.2-litre petrol PureTech engine with 130bhp on tap. A 130bhp 1.5-litre diesel is also available.