2016 Peugeot 508 Release Date, Price, Interior – The 508 is indeed a large family car that has seen consistent production since 2010. The vehicle arrived as a replacement for the outgoing Peugeot 407. For starters, its production takes place in Wuhan, China for sales inside Asian territories while for other markets the Rennes Plant situated in France would be your perfect guess.
The company makes annual sales of around 120,000 units for the model, which is quite impressive considering the competition out there. And in order to attract and retain new buyers, the company decided to make some facelifts in most areas.
Despite the announcements of changes, most features will just be carryovers from the previous model. So buyers should expect new developments in terms of equipment and options under its hood.
The new vehicle will undoubtedly come with more room, better quality interior and exterior design, and improved security for its passengers. Rumours also allege that the vehicle will also debut with more efficient drivetrains and drastically reduced cost.
The advantage that buyers will find in the new vehicle will mostly be reflected in the diesel electric hybrid powertrain, industry pundits allege that the vehicle will come with a 68.9 mpg fuel consumption while the carbon emissions will be capped at 107g/km.
Interior Photos & Exterior Design – Peugeot 508, 2016
The new sedan will definitely come with a spacious interior design that makes use of top quality materials. The automobile company recently made announcements that the vehicle will share its platform with the 2nd generation of Citroen C5.
Through the use of the platform, the dimensions of the vehicle will most probably change in order to cater for the improvements in specs. Expect the dimensions of the new vehicle to be around 4830 mm (length), 1828 mm (width) and 1456 mm (height), as for the wheelbase, it will be 2817 mm.
The total weight of the vehicle will be increased from around 1,390 kg’s to around 1,560 kg’s. If you compare the SW Caravan with the 508 model, you will notice that the former car beats the 508 in the cargo volume alone.
As for the exterior of the vehicle, the new car will come with a stylish appearance with the front fascia characterised by a vertical front grille and LED infused headlamps. As we all know, the Peugeot model is characterised by its signature headlights and taillights design, which will remain unaltered.
Moving on, the interior of the new 2016 Peugeot 508 will remain conspicuously unchanged in most segments including the dashboard layout. On the centre console will remain the 7” touchscreen that will come with some enhanced entertainment and navigation systems.
For the base model, the vehicle will include more accessories and equipment. Furthermore, the new 508 will come with some improved safety features that will make use of high-tech technology.
Engine of the New 2016 Peugeot 508
Beneath the bonnet of the new Peugeot 508 will be several engines for its variations. Made available will be a gasoline, diesel and hybrid engines. The first engine will be a 1.6L Euro 6-engine that will be capable of generating up to 165 horsepower and 240 pounds of torque.
The EPA estimated fuel economy for the vehicle is rated at around 5.5L for every 100km travelled. Buyers will be spoilt for choice with both the auto and manual transmission system provided for their preference.
As for the diesel engine, the automaker will provide up to three HDI powerplants which include: 1.6L with an output of around 140 hp, 2.0L with 160horsepower, and 2.2L yielding around 200 hp.
Two other options will be provided later, these options will be the 2L BlueHDI engines capable of generating up to 150 horsepower and 370 pounds of torque, while the other will be capable of generating up to 180 horsepower and 400 pounds of torque.
For the hybrid powerplant, the automobile giant has made it available for its SW and sedan versions. The hybrid will be a combination of an electric powered motor capable of yielding around 37 hp and 200 pounds of torque and a 2.0L HDI diesel engine yielding around 163 horsepower and 300 pounds of torque.
Price & Release Date – 2016 Peugeot 508
Fans of the new 2016 Peugeot 508 should expect their dream auto to hit showrooms anywhere in the second half of 2015. The price, on the other hand, is not expected to change as much and will be about $36,000 for the base model.