The Peugeot 508, a stylish rival to the Volkswagen Arteon, will be launched in Australia in 2024. After its global reveal, Peugeot has yet to confirm any official launch dates, but it is expected to arrive on the Australian market in the near future.
The facelifted 508 sports Peugeot’s new lion emblem, which debuted on the 308, as well as a revised front end with ‘three claw’ daytime running lamps and a larger, redesigned front grille. On the inside, the 508 has been upgraded with the latest in Peugeot’s i-Cockpit technology, new digital dashboard displays, and higher-quality materials.
Under the hood, the Peugeot 508 will be powered by the brand’s new PureTech 180 petrol engine, which produces 180 HP and can reach 0-100 km/h in 8.3 seconds. There is also an 850 petrol engine and a range of diesel options. In terms of transmission, the 508 comes with an 8-speed automatic, with a manual option available on some trim levels.
The sporty 508 Sport Engineered model is still under evaluation for the Australian market, and its launch is yet to be confirmed. However, Peugeot has indicated that the model could make its way to Australia in the future.
Regarding safety, the Peugeot 508 has advanced technologies, including autonomous emergency braking, pedestrian and cyclist detection, lane departure warning system, blind spot monitoring, and adaptive cruise control.
In conclusion, the updated Peugeot 508 will surely be a hit in Australia with its stylish looks, powerful engine options, and advanced safety features. Despite its yet-to-be-confirmed launch date, it should make a big splash in the Australian market when it does arrive.