The new Peugeot 508 will have a stretched versionMay 25, 2018
An extended version of the new Peugeot 508 will be sold in China. In this country, a new generation model will appear next year.
The world premiere of the European version of the Peugeot 508 second generation was held at the Geneva Motor Show in March this year. The model is built on the EMP2 platform, with the change of generations, the European Peugeot 508 turned from a sedan into a liftback with frameless side doors. In the Europe, sales of new items will start in the fall of 2018, and next year the model will reach China, and “their” version will differ from the European one.
According to the local media, for China, the wheelbase of the new Peugeot 508 will be increased to 2,850 mm, and length and width may also grow. In addition, the Chinese version can lose frameless doors and even turn back into a sedan. Let’s note, similar metamorphoses for China are not uncommon: for example, Skoda Rapid there sell in a four-door body.
The length of the new Peugeot 508 designed for Europe is 4,750 mm, which is 80 mm less than the predecessor. The width of the second generation model is 1,859 mm (+31 mm), height – 1,403 mm (-53 mm), wheelbase – 2,793 mm (-24 mm).
In the Old World, the elevator will first be offered with a 1.6-liter PureTech petrol turbojet with 180 or 225 hp. (the most powerful option is provided only for the certified version of the GT), as well as with 1.5 BlueHDi (130 hp) and 2.0 BlueHDi (160 or 180 hp) diesels. All engines are combined with a new eight-speed automatic transmission and only for the basic diesel engine is provided for a six-speed manual transmission. Next year, the European market will be a hybrid modification, but details about it the company has not yet revealed.
According to preliminary data, the Chinese new Peugeot 508 will be available with only a 1.6 PureTech gasoline engine. Sedan of the first generation (its dimensions almost coincide with the first European Peugeot 508) there you can buy with gasoline engines 1.6 and 1.8 with a return of 167 and 204 hp respectively.
The current “four-door” in China is in no demand: in 2017, only 925 such machines were realized. For comparison, Ford Mondeo sold 112,158 copies in China over the past year, and 160,324 buyers stopped at VW Passat.