Stretched Peugeot 508 new generation: larger than the previous sedanSeptember 18, 2018
There were photos of an extended version of the flagship model of the French brand. The new modification will be released next year.
The world premiere of the Peugeot 508 second generation was at the Geneva Motor Show in March this year. The model was transferred to the EMP2 platform (the predecessor was built on a “cart” PF3), with the change of generations “the five hundred and eighth” turned from a sedan into a elevator with frameless side doors. The novelty has already entered the on European market, and next year it will reach China, and “their” version differs from the European one (there is almost no difference between the previous Chinese and European versions). Pictures and characteristics of the Chinese Peugeot 508 second generation appeared in the base of the Ministry of Industry of the Celestial Empire.
The Chinese will be offered a “stretched” version of the model, it received the name “L” for the name. The length of the Chinese Peugeot 508 is 4870 mm – it is 120 mm larger than the European liftback, and 40 mm larger than the first-generation sedan . The wheelbase of the Chinese 508 is 2848 mm, which is 55 mm larger than the European new model (+31 mm compared to the first sedan). The width of the Peugeot 508L is 1855 mm, the height is 1455 mm (for the European liftback – 1859 and 1403 mm respectively, for the sedan – 1828 and 1456 mm).
The front part of the Chinese version is the same as that of the “European”, but the forage is different: the rear lights have changed the “stuffing”, the emblem of the brand was transferred above – under it adorns the inscription Peugeot. In addition, the model intended for the PRC, according to preliminary data, was deprived of frameless doors. It is also possible that in China, the 508 again turned into a sedan, although it is not visible in the photo. Let’s note, similar metamorphoses for the Celestial are not uncommon: for example, Skoda Rapid there sell in a four-door body.
The Peugeot 508L will be available with petrol turbo four 1.6 and 1.8 with a power of 167 and 211 hp. respectively. It is assumed that both motors are paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. For the European lift, the Peugeot 508 has a petrol 1.6 PureTech (180 or 225 hp), a new generation diesel 1.5 BlueHDi (130 hp) and a familiar diesel 2.0 BlueHDi (160 or 180 hp). In the European version, all engines are combined with the 8AKP, diesel engine 1.5 still has a six-speed manual transmission.
For China, the production of the “stretched” Peugeot 508 is established at the local joint venture joint venture PSA and Dongfeng (the global elevator is produced in France). Most likely, beyond the Chinese market such a modification will not be chosen.
Recall, Europeans will soon be offered the new Peugeot 508 wagon of the new generation. Moreover, in October at the Paris Motor Show, the brand will present a conceptual “two-door”, which in the future can be reincarnated in the Peugeot 508 Coupe.