Peugeot will change everything! #EMP2
For the new 508, inspired by the "proto" Exalt and the SUV 3008, the key word will be elegance. Its five-door coupe should not disturb the habitability of the model. Thanks to an increase in the wheelbase, passengers will be comfortable.
Peugeot has postponed until 2018 the renewal of its #Peugeot-508
, originally planned this year. The manufacturer will take the opportunity to review its design and graft it a hybrid engine.
To replace its 508, which should pull back in mid-2018, the Lion will put the means. Instead of demodifying the current generation, the constructor will start from a blank page. For the design of this car, it will draw inspiration from the lines of the conceptcar Exalt of 2014 and the new SUV 3008.
Result, the 508 will display a lot of character and a fake five-door coupe profile. In detail, and according to confidential information, the vertical grille will be prolonged on each side by projectors with a very worked design, the prominent air intakes of the shield will reinforce the aggressiveness of the model.
The high sides will be hollowed out and contrasted with marked "shoulders", highlighted by large wheel arches that can accommodate 19 ". Other details of style will reinforce the originality of the model, such as the long ribbed hood and the chrome rim surrounding the lateral glazing, which will form like a spear point at the front. The stern of the vehicle will not be outdone: a long black headband will connect the lights and the false exhaust exhaust in the bottom of the shield ... Everything has been planned to make this car a stylistic success. This will go hand in hand with high-level technology.
New under the hood After the 308, 3008 and 5008, the EMP2 platform will be used for this 508. This technical element will be reworked to match the large Peugeot sedan. On the menu, a weight reduction on the order of 150 kg compared to the current opus, as well as the possibility of installing a rechargeable hybrid engine with gasoline and electric blocks (see box).
If the next 508 is scheduled for 2018, the plug-in hybrid variant will not arrive until 2019. For the rest, Peugeot will trust PureTech gasoline blocks and the BlueHDi 1.5 (new engine) and 2.0. The car will also fill up on electronic aids, and it could adopt a semi-autonomous driving device in the caps. Replacing the #i-Cockpit
of the 3008, it will count on the futuristic presentation of its dashboard to stand out from its rivals.
The example to follow VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT
On many points, the VW Passat is a reference in the category. For the presentation, the finishing, the habitability, the Peugeot 508 will inspire, while maintaining a more attractive rate to better stand out from the German.
In short facts
■ PRESENTATION: Geneva 2018
■ LAUNCH: June 2018
■ PETROL ENGINES: from 130 to 205bhp
■ DIESEL ENGINES: from 110 to 280bhp
■ HYBRID MOTORIZATION: 290bhp
■ LENGTH: about 4.80 meters
■ PRICE: starting from 30,000€ EU / UK
The roof leaking, the "shoulders" wide, the 508 will also have a lot of "dog" seen from the back. More trunk trunk, but a tailgate for this car which should also decline in break.
High-tech is gaining ground
With its i-Cockpit, the SUV 3008 marks the spirits. This interior has required such an investment that the brand will also decline on the 508. This will be accompanied by a high-tech endowment upgraded, such as an additional screen for the passenger, Internet while driving ... Similarly, Peugeot works On semi-autonomous driving, which could make its appearance on this sedan. This would allow the car to get away almost alone in the corks. In addition, like the 3008 that will inaugurate it in 2019, the 508 will have its own hybrid engine. If the SUV will combine a thermal engine with two electric blocks (one at the front and one at the rear), the 508 will be simpler, with a single electric block at the front. Hybrid rechargeable, the 508 can ride 50 km in all electric and develop up to 230 cumulative power.
The i-Cockpit of the 3008 (photo) would be included in the 508. The design of the dashboard could be modified, however the digital meters, the flatwheel and the screen will remain.
➤ Future rivals of the 508
In the category of the family, it is the Talisman who initiated the renewal among the French. Appearing in 2016 (in sedan and station wagons), Renault's flagship has proved all the know-how of the brand in terms of driving behavior through its agility. The future Peugeot 508 will have to face up to it, but also against the next Citroën C5, which will mix profiles of sedan and break. However, they will not be the only rivals of the future 508: it will also have to fight against the Volkswagen Passat, Skoda Superb, Ford Mondeo, and the new