2019 Peugeot 508 Allure 2.0 BlueHDi 180 S&S EAT8 Driven
It was 2010 when the rules changed after two Peugeot models were killed off: the 607, which was almost completely based on the 605 model from 1989, and the 407, which seemed like it was roaming between segments in an attempt to get into the wallets of two social strata. It wasn’t like Peugeot roamed around wearing blindfolds, though. This was more of an attempt at creating a global trend founded on personal identity; however, Peugeot couldn’t find its ground when it came to cars whose length was more than 4,5 meters (177 inches).
Mind you, Peugeot wasn’t the only one, as similar strategies were employed by Volvo, Renault, and even Ford. And then they were back with another attempt – one car that would be interesting to those in need of a spacious family car, but also those who were in search for a business saloon or the second best thing at least. As the wheelbase for the 607 was 2.800 mm (110.23 in), and 2.725 mm (107.28 in) for the 407, Peugeot found itself in uncharted territories in 2010 given that its 508 (albeit shorter than the 607), had a wheelbase of 2.817 mm.
So, the two generations of the 508 model found its way to more than 400,000 buyers in Europe alone. Despite steadily declining sales figures, Peugeot wasn’t ready to euthanize the model. Instead, the company decided to cut the administrative costs, and adequately entice its designers and engineers. They came up with a new product and Peugeot revealed it in March 2018 at the Geneva International Auto Show as the new 508.
We really have to come out and say it straight off the bat: the Peugeot 508 SW is one of the best looking estate- or wagon-style vehicles on the market right now at any price. It builds on the striking but stylish look of the 508 sedan but adds extra coolness and practicality courtesy of the wagon shape.
It debuted a few months after the three-box hatch (which looks like a sedan, but it really isn’t) was unveiled at the 2018 Geneva motor show, where people flocked around the Peugeot stand to get a better look at it - I’ve literally never seen a motor show stand more crowded, and as I was approaching it, I thought Peugeot had unveiled a surprise concept. In the end, it was actually the production-spec 508.
The 508 SW I think looks even better than the already pretty hatchback, especially since it’s not really a boxy, traditional wagon, but more of a fastback/shooting brake type of vehicle. Unusually for a load lugger of its type, it ticks the “looks like it’s moving while standing still” cliché box.
Peugeot Takes a Play Put of Mercedes’ Playbook by launching the 2019 Peugeot 508 SW First Edition at the Paris Motor Show
This is some kind of a trend that the French Automaker is following. Earlier this year, the Peugeot 508 Liftback was displayed as a First Edition model, and now even the 508 SW is set to be offered as one as well. Customers will be spoiled with creature comforts that are on offer, including a pair of high-end headphones. It can be ordered starting October 2, but the prices are yet to be announced.
Months after the reveal of the striking new generation Peugeot 508 sedan, the French company released the first tidbits about the new wagon called the Peugeot 508 SW. It comes in many different guises including one with the small, 1.5-liter diesel engine, but its beefier and most advanced versions come with the 508 SW GT plaque. It is still the 508 SW but with added goodies that provoke the sense of upscale styling, high-end tech, and engaging driving characteristics.
Peugeot 508 First Edition Shows its Teeth in Geneva; Sets its Sights on the Volkswagen Passat
The all-new Peugeot 508 is getting the limited edition treatment in the form of a range-topping, all-new, 508 First Edition. The limited edition sedan will only see a run of 200 units, all of which will be available exclusively for the U.K. market. Beyond its label, the 508 First Edition packs plenty of exterior, interior, and tech features, all of which come either as exclusive additions or standard equipment on Peugeot’s answer to the Volkswagen Passat.
Peugeot is ready to leave the current generation 308 out in the cold, with a new model ready to jump in its place. Logic and previous history will tell us that the new model will be called 309, but back in 1993, Peugeot was selling a car in Europe by that name and that turned out to be a "not so successful car." Not to have that negative air to surround their new model, Peugeot has decided to name their new model the 301. We’ve already gotten our first glimpse of the new 308 back in November 2011, and now the vehicle is out again, this time for its cold weather testing somewhere in Sweden.
The Peugeot 301 will be built on a new platform shared with the Citroen C4 and DS4. Compared to the model it replaces, it will be shorter as well as wider and will be lighter and more agile than the new 208.
The 301’s engine line-up will also be shared with the Citroen models and includes a wide range of both petrol and diesel engines, as well as a diesel hybrid. Peugeot will also be adding engines from the new three-cylinder family under the short bonnet.
As for the exterior design, it is believed it will be a mixture between the 208 and the SR1 Concept.
Expect to see the new Peugeot 301 launched sometime in 2013.
The 407 has an elegance that truly stands out in its segment, in keeping with the 207 and 308. Its excellent resale value and reliability are combined with competitive running costs, as confi rmed by surveys carried out recently in Germany. In terms of handling it excels, combining active safety, driving involvement and comfort of a high level. Incorporating the very best technical solutions, this recognised expertise will be referred to as Peugeot Road Touch Tech in communications to the general public.
Subtle visual improvements updating a design that is just as dynamic and bold as before but now features more in terms of elegance, robustness and high quality, both externally and internally. New enhanced comfort equipment increasing the appeal of the different versions by offering even greater specification and well-being to its occupants, particularly onboard temperature control and new telematics systems.
It is available with a choice of four- and six-cylinder engines featuring the latest technology, particularly on the HDi diesel versions, the most popular engine specifi ed in the 407. These include an uprated 2.0-litre HDi engine with a 6-speed manual gearbox which develops a power of 103 kW (140bhp), an increase of 3 kW (4bhp). It also benefi ts from a fuel consumption of 5.6 litres/100km (42.0mpg) and CO2 emissions reduced to 150g/km.
Peugeot is working on a replacement for the current 607. Peugeot will inspire the 608’s design from the 908RC concept car’s shown at 2006 Paris Auto Show. The frontal shape of the 908 should give you some ideas of the new Peugeot 608. The 608 will be developed from the Citroen C6 platform. It will debut at this year’s Paris Motor Show.
The 607 is suffering from a deficit of notoriety and also from a lack of top-of-the-range motorizations. The new top-of-the-range from the french carmaker will use a lengthened platform of 407 and should also have the same traveling trains.
The 608 will be slightly longer than the 607, but it will remain under the 5 m length bar. The design will be an evolution of the 607 following several themes presented in recent concept cars. The front design of the next 608 is not accurate but the side profile is representative of a subtle approximation to the 4-door coupe class pioneered by Mercedes in the CLS model.
The gasoline versions will be animated by a 2.2 engine with 16 valves and 163bhp and the V6 with 215bhp. A revised version of the 2.7 HDi V6 will also make an appearance but with power boosted above the current 200bhp as well as an all new petrol V6. You can also expect an AWD model. The diesel engines will be: a 2.2 HDI biturbo delivering 170 hp and a V6 HDI with an output of 207 hp. There is also a possibility that Peugeot will add a V8 engine under the hood of this car. The car will feature a six-speed automatic transmission.
The historic record realized by Peugeot with the 205, with 5 278 000 exemplary products between 1983 and 1998, has just been beaten by the 206.
Launched in September 1998, the Peugeot 206 attained six millions exemplary products, at the end of April, on the Wuhan plant in China, where she is made, since January 2006, in his version sedan 5-doors. The six millionth 206 Was a 206 S, equipped with a 1.6l petrol engine.
Less than ten years after his commercial launch, the 206 beats the record (...)
The BMW Group – PSA Peugeot Citroën Cooperation on small petrol engines adds on a 1.4 l petrol atmospheric engine The cooperation between BMW Group and PSA Peugeot Citroën has given birth to a new, 1.4 litre petrol engine. This new engine is directly derived from the existing 1.6 litre engine already launched within the car ranges of both partners, namely the MINI Cooper and Cooper S as well as on the Peugeot 207. The power delivered by the new engine reaches 70 kW (95 ch) at 6000 rpm. (...)
Peugeot’s in-car telematics range has now been extended with the introduction of the new RT4 system which will be launched in the Peugeot 407.The main innovation of the new RT4 system is the integration of an «automotive» specification computer hard disk (i.e. a disk designed to operate in an automobile environment) with a capacity of 30 Gigabytes. This still relatively new technology is a big step forward over systems available today.
In a rapidly changing market influenced by ever more demanding consumers, Peugeot
launched the 407, its saloon in the “middle to upper” segment.
The 407 saloon, which was rapidly followed by an SW model, is the first member of the new 407 family responsible for carrying forward Peugeot’s key values – Dynamism,Value for Money,Visual Appeal – and Innovation.
With its «number» – the 205 – Peugeot started a movement which in fi fteen years became a genuine phenomenon. All over the world, the 205 epitomised the dreams of several generations of motoring enthusiasts.
Then, from 1998, the 206 «left its mark» with its three body styles – three and fi ve door hatchbacks, SW and CC – becoming the car of choice of more than 5,000,000 men and women.