Prototypes for Peugeot’s all-new 508 have been spotted undergoing testing prior to it goes on sale in 2019. These test cars, shown in images courtesy of Car Scoops, wear body panels lifted from the 308 SW to camouflage the new car’s styling but it’s expected to draw motivation from the Exalt Concept.
2019 Peugeot 508 Styling
The new 2019 Peugeot 508 is expected to sport eye-catching styling motivated by the current Peugeot Exalt Concept. This slinky four-door saloon featured an unusual forward-swept grille and intricate chrome detailing that might all be carried over to the production model. Its two-tone paintjob could be dropped in favour of a less divisive palette, nevertheless, while the Exalt’s flattened roofline and huge alloy wheels are expected to be altered prior to the 508 appears in dealers, too.
2019 Peugeot 508 Interior
The lengthened 308 SW body panels fitted to this test car recommend the brand-new 508 might be bigger than the outbound model and may boast a more large boot and greater levels of legroom. Its interior might draw from both the Exalt Concept’s and 5008 SUV’s cabins and feature a comparable small steering wheel, high-mounted instruments and a clever row of toggle switches on the centre console. Sadly, the Exalt’s walnut dashboard and unusual square wheel aren’t anticipated to feature in the finished 508.
2019 Peugeot 508 Engines and Driving
The 2019 Peugeot 508 is expected to make usage of a similar series of engines as the 3008 SUV. The most penny-wise option could be Peugeot’s upcoming 98hp 1.6-litre diesel engine that should return more than 70mpg while a choice of more powerful diesel motor ranging from a 118hp 1.6-litre unit to a 178hp 2.0-litre must likewise be available. Gas fans should be offered the choice of either a revvy 1.2-litre three-cylinder unit– best for ringing around town– or a more powerful 1.6-litre four-cylinder engine that’ll be more comfortable at motorway speeds.
2019 Peugeot 508 Price and Release Date
The incomplete state of this test car recommends the brand-new 2019 Peugeot 508 will not strike UK roadways until as late as 2019. When it does, it’s anticipated to set you back around the same as the outbound model throughout the range. Entry-level cars might cost from around ₤ 24,000 while top-spec models could carry a price tag of more than ₤ 32,000.