A glance at the 2015 Peugeot 508 entails a more chiseled front-end, coupled with the prominent front grille and chrome accents. Elsewhere, a horizontal bonnet line adds to the sedan’s bold new looks, while fully redesigned Full LED headlights and rear combination clusters send home that premium message to every beholder. Then, there is the LED DRLS with amber and white LED indicators at the front, which essentially accentuate the car’s lower air dams. The rear-end has also received its fair share of growing up, with a more defined boot line that further elaborates the chunky, chiseled appearance of the sedan.
Inside, the major highlights of the 508 are the 7-inch HD Multifunction Touchscreen and 10-speaker JBL arrangement with 10-channel 500W surround sound amplifier. On the touchscreen, a quick panel below the screen gives you instant access to oft-used functions including satellite navigation, audio source, wireless telephony, drive parameters etc. Storage space has somewhat been increased in the newer Peugeot 508, thanks largely in part to both generously covered center compartment and numerous small compartments.
The 2015 Peugeot 508 features the latest 1.6-liter Twin Scroll THP (Turbo High Pressure) engines that raise output to 165PS @ 5,000rpm, while offering 240Nm of turbocharged torque from 1,450rpm and up, resulting in a (combined cycle) consumption figure of just 7.1l/100km, a feat usually touted by B-segment econoboxes. Similarly, the 2.2-liter Turbodiesel HDi FAP engine in the 508 GT is a fuel miser, achieving an even more insane figure of only 5.7l/100km, thanks to its more powerful output of 206PS @ 3,500rpm and 450Nm @ 2,000rpm. Both engine options are harnessed to the latest Aisin-derived 6-speed automatic transmission with Quick Shift technology for a spirited driving experience under all conditions.
Available in 5 body hues (Pearl White, Bourrasque Blue, Pine Brown, Artense Grey and Harla Grey), the Peugeot 508 THP retails for RM173,888.00 OTR, with the 508 SW and 508 GT going for RM 183,888.00 and 201,888.00, respectively. All prices include insurance, along with 5-year unlimited warranty and Peugeot privileges.