2023 Peugeot 508 – The flagship model in Peugeot’s range is the 508, which is also the last remaining contender in the midsize sedan segment. Although it doesn’t display, the model has introduced almost four years ago at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. This means that Peugeot may be planning a mid-life facelift.
Peugeot 508 Review
The Peugeot 508 is a stylish model in the D-Segment. It features a low-slung, five-door fastback coupe-saloon Bodystyle. The first model features the distinctive tusk-shaped LEDs in the front bumper, which were later extended to the entire range. It will likely continue the success of its predecessor while incorporating new design elements from older models to refresh its look. Jean Francois Hubert/SB Medien created this speculative rendering for Carscoops. The 508 could inherit Peugeot’s new crest emblem, which is currently used by the new-generation 308, along with a redesigned grille that looks just like the facelifted Peugeot 5008 and 3008 SUVs last year. The grille appears larger thanks to the 3D-style graphics and black accents. The 508 will likely receive a new bumper that features additional faux intakes on the sides. This will emphasize the use of vertical LEDs just like the SUVs. The grille and headlights may also be redesigned with LED graphics that blend well with the new bumper. The 508 will likely retain its current face except for the updated graphics. There may be new exterior colors or wheel designs. There could be some tweaks to the rear end, including the claw-inspired LED taillight graphics as well as the bumper garnish. The current model is also available as an estate version, so there are good chances that the facelift will be adopted and adapted by the 508 SW. Peugeot demonstrated its commitment to family haulers earlier in the year with the debut of the new-generation 308 SW.
The interior of the Peugeot 508 looks great, even though it is four years old. This is thanks to the high-mounted center console, aluminum-style buttons, and the inclined infotainment touchscreen that can reach 10 inches in diameter. There are a few improvements that could make this dashboard even more appealing, such as the inclusion of 3D instruments from Peugeot’s new i-Cockpit and additional ADAS features.
The EMP2-based Peugeot 508 will get slightly cleaner versions than the previous mid-cycle updates. French company Peugeot has stated plans to electrify its entire range by 2025 before moving to EV-only Europe by 2030. The updated Peugeot 508 will become the last ICE-powered model. The plug-in hybrid versions are expected to form the basis of the range as electrification continues to grow in popularity. The Hybrid 225 e EAT8 has a combined output power of 222 hp (165 kW / 225PS) and front-wheel drive, while the Hybrid 225 e EAT8 (Peugeot Sport Engineered), a performance flagship with 360 PS (355 HP / 265 kW), with all-wheel drive.
Although the 508 was initially introduced with the 1.6-liter Puretech gasoline engine and the 2.0-liter BlueHDi Diesel engines, later it was made available with the smaller 1.2 liters PureTech and 1.5-liter BlueHDi which produce 128 horsepower (96 kW/ 130 PS). Peugeot may opt for a simplified ICE range that places more emphasis on electrification, and lowers its fleet average emissions in Europe.
2023 Peugeot 508 Released
The 508 is available for purchase in Europe, as well as in China, as the long-wheelbase 508L. The Peugeot 508 may be available in the Middle East as the long-wheelbase 508L, as the French automaker already has minor updates for the model year 2022.