Fit For Purpose: Exploring the Peugeot 508

Fit For Purpose: Exploring the Peugeot 508

By: Guilherme Marques

The new Peugeot 508 may very well be the best car the brand has ever produced

Spearheaded by Portugal’s Carlos Tavares, Peugeot is in the midst of an extremely positive phase. The company’s product catalogue has perfected the balance between maintaining the quality of cars with internal combustion engines while taking a risk with the new 100% electrical model that will surely help it transition into the future of the auto industry.

The 508 is the reflection of just that. With a stunning image and avant-garde interior, it proves that the French can compete with the Germans in what they do best — and win. This is the most advanced car the brand has ever developed while managing to be smaller and lighter than its predecessor. The chassis is stiffer than ever, which explains why the driving experience is up there with the best.

Having diesel engines still makes sense, and the GT Line version — with two litres, 180 horsepower and eight-speed automatic gearbox — allows the 508 to shine brightly. There is also a compelling hybrid option, with 225 horsepower, electric autonomy for 40km and less than 49g/km of CO2 emissions.

The French lion’s top-of-the-range is a win­ning product and the perfect solution for those who don’t want to follow the SUV trend.


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