FRASER shares his thoughts on the Peugeot 508 this month.
The 15-year-old, from Bingham, is the Journal’s very own motor-mad car reviewer. He may be too young to drive, but he has the passion and the know-how to combat that minor detail!
Like most Peugeots of today, the Peugeot is sleek, smooth and very elegant, giving it a luxurious appearance. It’s also the first car to preview Peugeot’s new design language, and by the looks of it, it seems Peugeot is going in the right direction.
HANDLING AND PERFORMANCE
Beauty isn’t the only topic the 508 is good at, it’s also nice to drive and has a ride that’s like sitting on satin cushions. Engines start with a 1.6 diesel with 112 bhp, along with 2.0 litre diesel with 140 bhp to 163 bhp. There’s also a 2.2 litre diesel with 204 bhp while petrol engines will start with 1.6 and 120 bhp to 156 bhp.
Space is where the 508 comes into its stride. The whole interior has a premium feel to it, not to mention a big boot but if the saloon isn’t your cup of tea, there’s also an estate with even more room to spare.
1.6 petrol prices start at £18,150 and end at £22,995 while 1.6 diesel prices start at £19,050 and stop at £20,750. 2.0 litre diesels will start at £20,950 and go up to £24,700. The 2.2 diesel will be priced at £28,750.
With its brilliant ride and massive space, the 508 is a sophisticated and charming family saloon and is probably enough to give its rivals something to worry about.