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Peugeot 508 Saloon Review

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Peugeot 508
21 Jun 2017 9:51 | Last updated: 19 Sep 2018 11:28

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With the revolutionary zeal historically associated with the French, Peugeot has transformed its staid 508 four-door executive saloon into a low-slung and neatly designed five-door coupé.

Peugeot calls it a fastback, the very term evoking associations with the dashing Jaguar E-Type and Ford Mustang, and it exchanges middle management for bang-on-trend, Volkswagen Arteon-style modernity.

For those looking for something a little different in the executive class, the 508 offers some neat styling touches, including frameless windows and front daytime running lights that drip down vertically into the front spoiler. At the back, the spoiler and bumper wrap stylishly around the horizontal rear light clusters.

There’s plenty of cutting-edge tech and dynamic flair to back up the exterior overhaul, too. A long time ago, if you wanted a family car that handled well, you went straight to Peugeot, but that reputation had faded somewhat in later years. More recently, though, the 3008 and 5008 SUVs have started to win back some praise, and Peugeot hopes the 508 will continue that winning streak.

To tempt buyers away from the opposition in this highly competitive class, the 508 will need to be more than just a pretty face. Read on over the next few pages to find out how it fares.

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There are 4 trims available for the 508 Saloon. Click to see details.See all versions
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GT Line adds 18in alloy wheels, LED headlights and i-Cockpit Amplify, which gives you the option to choose between two interior ambience settings. However, it's beginning to look pricey...View trim
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Top-spec trim is rather pricey. It comes with an upgraded stereo system and active suspension over GT Line trim...View trim
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Allure has all the kit you’ll need. It offers a 10.0in touchscreen, keyless start and go, rear parking sensors and a rear-view camera...View trim
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Active trim is well equipped and comes with 17in alloy wheels, a DAB radio, dual-zone climate control, MirrorLink, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring, Bluetooth and an 8.0in touchs...View trim
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