Peugeot 508 range updated for 2022 with styling and trim tweaks
Peugeot has launched a suite of updates for the 508 with prices now starting just over £28k
Peugeot has introduced a few updates to the 508 range for 2022, in a bid to keep the car competitive with rivals like the Skoda Superb and Volkswagen Passat. Peugeot’s refresh makes changes to the 508’s styling, trim-level structure and technology. Prices start from £28,215 for the fastback model and £29,815 for the estate variant.
Now, every model in the Peugeot 508 range comes with black door mirrors rather than body-coloured ones, and the chrome grille on the GT model has been swapped for a black unit. The Allure specification has been dropped from the range, with the Allure Premium model filling the gap. The specification also now gets full LED headlights as standard.
Peugeot’s update means the 508 range is now separated into five models called Active Premium, Allure Premium, GT, GT Premium and the performance-focused 508 Peugeot Sport Engineered flagship.
Active Premium cars come as standard with 16-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlamps and automatic wipers, as well as a host of safety equipment such automatic emergency braking, a 180-degree reversing camera and active lane-keeping assistance. Inside, buyers get cloth upholstery with copper stitching, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and an eight-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Allure Premium cars are priced from £30,365. Upgrades over the base-model include 17-inch alloy wheels, faux-leather upholstery and a 10-inch infotainment system. There’s also some extra safety equipment, such as traffic sign recognition and a stop and go function for the adaptive cruise control system.
The 508 GT comes with a host of model-specific styling tweaks, including two-tone 18-inch alloy wheels, unique “GT” badging and a set of 3D-effect LED rear lights. The cabin gets an upgrade, too, with blue ambient lights and tri-material upholstery. Prices start from £30,815.
GT Premium models are priced from £33,015, and build on this specification with heated and electrically adjustable seats, trimmed in faux-leather and Alcantara. There’s also a premium Focal stereo, a 360-degree parking camera and fully automated parking assistance.
Prices for the range-topping 508 Peugeot Sport Engineered start from £53,995. It’s powered by a 355bhp 1.6-litre four-cylinder plug-in hybrid powertrain, which is enough to propel the fastback variant from 0–62mph in 5.2 seconds and see it reach a top speed of 155mph.
Styling tweaks over the standard 508 range include an aggressive bodykit, 20-inch alloy wheels and massaging sports seats. There’s also a full complement of driver assistance technology, active dampers and a wireless smartphone charger as standard.
Engine options for the rest of the 508 range are decidedly less sporty, kicking off with Peugeot’s familiar 128bhp 1.2-litre three-cylinder petrol engine. It’s standard fitment on the base model and comes with an eight-speed automatic gearbox. Above that, there’s a 1.5-litre four-cylinder diesel engine which is priced from £30,165. It also develops 128bhp and features the same eight-speed automatic ‘box.
On Allure Premium models and up, buyers can also have a less powerful 222bhp version of the Sport Engineered model’s 1.6-litre four-cylinder plug-in hybrid powertrain. It features an 11.8kWh battery pack, which Peugeot says is enough for a 0–62mph time of 8.3 seconds and a maximum electric range of 39 miles. The engine also has a WLTP CO2 emissions rating of just 29g/km.
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