Car reviews - Peugeot - 508 - Sedan and wagon range
Peugeot's refined 508 is a quality contender in the bustling medium-car segment
18 Jul 2011
WITH six-speed gearboxes all-round, Euro 5 and five-star ENCAP ratings, four-cylinder-only powerplants, three diesel engine choices, two body styles and a single petrol engine variant (for now), the fresh 508 represents Peugeot’s most thorough attack on the medium and large car segment in a generation, imbuing space, comfort and quality with high-tech driveability and eco features to take on everything from the Hyundai i45 to the Holden Calais. After the disappointing 407, does the French newcomer possess what it takes to persuade non-plussed Aussie consumers spoiled for choice? We think so.
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407Released: September 2004
Ended: June 2011
Family Tree: 508
PERHAPS one of the biggest motoring disappointments of the decade, particularly after the fine 406 that preceded it, the 407 looked promising on paper with its double-wishbone front suspension and advanced diesel technology, but failed to sufficiently deliver as both a driver’s car and a quality premium product.
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