Saturday 29 April 2017

Peugeot sets wheels in motion with 508 prices

PEUGEOT yesterday announced prices and spec details for its new largefamily motor, the 508, which gets here in April.

Ex-works prices for the 407 replacement start at €24,850.

It comes as a saloon and station wagon (SW) in three trim levels.

Standard equipment includes air con, electric windows, front fogs, ESP, ASR, hill assist and a range of airbags.

Active adds rear parking aid, automatic wipers/headlights, Bluetooth, cruise control, electric child locks, bi-zone climate control.

And Allure adds keyless entry, leather upholstery, front-parking sensors, electric parking brake, and electric/heated front seats.

This has as big a cabin as the executive 607 – in other words much bigger than the 407.

The diesel engine line-up is: a 1.6-litre e-HDi 112bhp (Stop/Start) with an electronically controlled gearbox (€104 road tax).

Then there is the 1.6 HDi (112bhp) manual, 2-litre (140bhp) 6-speed versions (€156 road tax) and the 2- litre (163bhp) 6-speed automatic (€302 road tax).

The anticipated big sellers will be the 1.6-litre Active (112bhp) and the 2- litre HDI (140bhp) Active.

The range will get HYbrid4 technology next year.

This will have a HDi diesel engine at the front and an electric motor at the back. That will give it a 200bhp total power and, of course, four-wheel drive.

Emissions of 99g/km are targeted.

Line-up and prices for three different levels

? Level 1: ACCESS

508 1.6 HDi 112bhp: €24,850

508 1.6 HDi 112bhp Bluetooth: €25,150

508 1.6 eHDi 112bhp Eco: €26,450

? Level 2: ACTIVE

508 1.6 HDi 112bhp: €27,300

508 1.6 eHDi 112bhp Eco: €28,600

508 2.0 HDi 140bhp: €29,100

508 SW 1.6 HDi 112bhp: €26,350

508 SW 2.0 HDi 140bhp: €28,800

? Level 3: ALLURE

508 2.0 HDi 140bhp: €32,550

508 2.0 HDi 163bhp Automatic: €35,150

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