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