If you’re looking for a car that is well rounded and versatile for use and travel in the urban and highway setting, it is hard to look past the Peugeot 508. As Peugeot’s flagship model in Australia, the 508s design, comfort and performance make it a great candidate for many purposes.
From any angle, the new 508 – in either Fastback or Sportswagon form – is a sleek and beautiful car. It’s low, wide, and compact, with a bold, chiseled look created by tightly drawn and sculpted lines together with a finely detailed grille and LED light signatures. It will definitely turn heads at the school drop off and won’t seem out of place when taking a client out for business lunch either.
Sitting inside the cabin it looks and feels stylish, comfortable, roomy, and with an air of premium quality. The 508 successfully treads the line between plush and sporty, with a full grain leather steering wheel, seats made with soft-grain nappa leather, and a massage function for the front seats to help ease the pain on long drives or while stuck in traffic on the way to or from work and school.
The Peugeot 508 includes a central 10-inch HD touch screen infotainment system and 12.3-inch fully digital instrument panel to keep the kids and other passengers entertained and comfortable, as well as keeping the driver connected and informed. From the infotainment system you control all the modern and latest functions such as DAB radio, dual climate control, 3D satellite navigation, Bluetooth connection, and the very useful 360o vision camera. You can also customise and personalise the driver digital instrument panel, for example set it to display the 3D navigation so you have the map in front of you where you can also keep an eye on the road.
And stay connected while on the go with smartphone connectivity via Apple CarPlay / Android Auto. When your phone starts running low on battery, just pop it on the convenient wireless charging pad.
In the boot the Peugeot 508 has a generous amount of space, ready to cater for all your needs. The 487L capacity should be more than enough for the kids’ school bags and equipment. It should also fit your golf clubs for the weekend game and enough space for luggage if you’re travelling with friends or family on a road trip or long weekend away down to Margaret River or Albany. Fold the seats down and you get a huge 1533L.
With the family and loved ones in the car, it is reassuring to know that the 508 features an extensive range of advanced driver assist safety systems including Advanced ABS, Dynamic Stability Control, Electronic anti-skid system, Adaptive Cruise Control, Active Blind Spot Detection, Active Lane Keeping Assist and an autonomous Emergency Brake System. It also comes with six airbags and two ISOFIX mounts to keep child seats tightly secured.
Comfort and handling is one of the Peugeot 508’s big drawcards. The seats are supportive and comfortable, visibility is good, and it is quiet and insulated. This is the kind of car you would also enjoy taking on longer road trips. The 508 runs on a 1.6-litre turbo petrol engine that delivers good power and fuel economy, using 6.3 litres per 100km. With the adaptive suspension, rides are smooth and stable, tackling small potholes and bumps with ease.
Whether for everyday driving out and about in the city or out on the highway on a getaway, the Peugeot 508 has what it takes to get you there in style and comfort.
If you have any questions or would like to organise a test drive please contact the friendly team here at Perth City Peugeot.