Peugeot 508 became a sedan again and lost frameless doorsNovember 16, 2018
Peugeot company unveiled stretched version of the flagship model of the new generation. The elongated version will enter the market next year, however, it will most likely be sold only in one country.
The European Peugeot 508 second generation premiered at the Geneva Motor Show in March this year. The model is built on the EMP2 platform (the predecessor is based on the PF3 platform), with the change of generations it has evolved from a sedan to a liftback with frameless side doors. And today, a version for the Chinese market is presented at the motor show in Guangzhou, which, as often happens in the China, is different from the global version. Photos of the machine published edition Autohome.
In China, it was decided to sell the extended sedan, and the local Peugeot 508L is deprived of frameless doors (by the way, the Skoda Rapid in the PRC is also available in a four-door body). The length of the Chinese version is equal to 4870 mm, which is 120 mm longer than that of the European liftback (+40 mm compared to the first generation Peugeot 508 sedan). The wheelbase of the Chinese was increased by 55 mm to 2848 mm (+31 mm compared with the first sedan). The volume of the trunk has not yet been disclosed, the figure in the liftback is 485 liters.
In front, the new Peugeot 508L sedan is identical to the liftback, the stern emblem of the brand was moved higher, and now the inscription Peugeot stands out under it. There are no changes in the cabin.
According to preliminary data, the sedan will be offered to the Chinese with a 1.6 THP petrol “turbo four” with a capacity of 167 hp. (245 Nm), which is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The local Peugeot 408 is also equipped with the same engine. For the European Peugeot 508 liftback, the 1.6 PureTech (180 or 225 hp), 1.5 BlueHDi (130 hp) and 2.0 BlueHDi (160 or 180 hp) diesel engines are provided. In the European version, all the engines are combined with an 8-speed automatic transmission, a 1.5-liter diesel engine is still equipped with a six-speed manual transmission. And next year, the 225-hp hybrid Peugeot 508 will appear in the Old World. For China, the hybrid has not yet been announced.
The production of the stretched 508 will be established at the Chinese plant of the joint venture of the PSA and Dongfeng concerns, it will go on sale in 2019. Most likely, such a modification will not be selected outside the Chinese market.
Recall that the Europeans will soon be offered a Peugeot 508 wagon of the new generation. Will there be a “barn” in China – is still unknown.
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