China began selling a long version of the Peugeot 508 sedan

China began selling a long version of the Peugeot 508 sedan

March 18, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

For the market of this country, the model of the new generation has noticeably added in length and has acquired the letter “L” in the title.

The second generation of the popular model Peugeot 508 was shown back in March 2018 at the Geneva International Motor Show. The new model was based on the EMP2 platform, and the car itself turned from a classic sedan into a liftback with frameless side doors. European motorists got access to the new Peugeot 508 in the fall of 2018, but the “Chinese” premiere of the new product was transferred to this year. At the same time, it was announced that the new 508 for this country will differ from the European version of the model.

Customers in China offered a long version of the new generation 508L, which turned back into a sedan and lost its frameless doors. The length of the novelty for China increased by 106 mm (4 856 mm), and the size of the wheelbase – by 55 mm (up to 2 848 mm). Fundamental differences in the exterior and interior of the two versions of the new Peugeot 508 no.

As a motor, the Chinese were offered a 1.6-liter gasoline turbo THP with a return of 167 hp, working in tandem with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The cost of the most affordable sedan starts from 159,700 yuan. For the most equipped Peugeot 508L will have to pay 225,700 yuan.

Meanwhile, the extended Volkswagen T-Cross is preparing to enter the Chinese market.