Peugeot 508 Review
The 508 was launched in the year 2010 by the French auto manufacturer Peugeot. This vehicle bagged various international awards such as Best Large Family car in the year 2011, Car Of The Year 2011 in the year 2012 and Best Imported Family Car 2011 for its appealing interior & exterior and safety features. This Peugeot replaced the Peugeot's own sporty 407 and 607 with a new elegant design. In Indonesia, this sedan is available in a competitive price with the other cars of similar segment. The extended wheelbase and appropriate engine makes it a worthy choice for those who want to experience luxury at a decent price.
Engine, mileage & variants
Peugeot 508 is powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine. This powerhouse generates a maximum power measuring 156 hp at 5800 rpm along with a maximum torque measuring 240 Nm at 1400 rpm. This sedan, along with automatic 6-speed gearbox with auto adaptive capability, accelerates from a halt position and touches the 100 kmph mark in just 9.6 seconds. Talking about the fuel consumption of this sedan, it delivers a combined mileage of 14.1 kmpl.
Peugeot 508 comes with a good looking but conservative exterior. The styling looks elegant with the elongated bonnet with a revised front. Peugeot insignia is placed on the bonnet and at the rear on boot door. The headlights of this sedan carry a look similar to that of Peugeot lion's claw. The exterior dimensions of this sedan measures at 4792 mm x 1828 mm x 1456 mm (L x W x H) and the wheelbase stands at 2817 mm. This Peugeot vehicle has a minimum ground clearance of 136 mm. Coming on to the wheels and tires employed in this sedan, there are 17-inch alloy wheels along with tires measuring 215/55 R17 to complement it.
Step inside this Peugeot sedan and the the interior catches the attention of the onlookers. The classy interior showoffs leather seats with height adjustable front seats. Additionally, the driver's seat has lumbar adjustment for best seating comfort. The steering wheel also can be height adjusted so that it is convenient for the driver. This sedan has good entertainment facilities to keep the ride joyful. MP3, RDS dual tuner, CD player, AUX, Bluetooth and USB connectivity, you can find them all in the 508. A 7-inch screen and 8 speakers complete the infotainment system in this vehicle. Traveling in the Peugeot 508 becomes more comfortable with its 473-litres of boot space which can be expanded to a maximum of 1581-litres after folding all the 3 rear seats.
Safety, Braking and Miscellaneous
Safety is ensured on Peugeot 508 with its Euro NCAP 5 Stars security features. This sedan is laced with Electronic Stability Program (ESP), Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), Emergency Brake Assist (EBA) and Anti-Lock Braking System to ensure that it stays stable on slippery terrains. Hill Assist feature helps the driver in taking the vehicle uphill with much convenience. Airbags for front seat passengers along with 5 seat belts for all the occupants ensure optimum safety in an event of collision. This Peugeot sedan has ventilated disc brakes at front and disc brakes at rear. For best handling of 508 sedan, independent McPherson with built-in coil spring along with integrated hydraulic shock absorbers type front suspension and multi-arm link with built-in coil spring along with hydraulic shock absorbers type rear suspension are employed.
Peugeot 508 is a good looking family sedan with appealing features at its interior. This fun to drive vehicle looks like a perfect blend of comfort, power and performance.