Peugeot has unveiled the 2023 508 Sedan and Wagon with a series of updates inside and out.
The midsize sedan and wagon duo feature a revised ‘lion’ badge and corporate grille, flanked by slimmer headlights with matrix LED technology that incorporates the familiar three-claw signature for the daytime running lights into a single piece. The full-LED taillights have a fresh take on the same three-claw motif. Customers can choose from three new colors, three trim levels, and several aluminum wheel designs in sizes from 17 to 20 inches.
Inside, the 2023 508 Sedan and SW share an updated 10-inch infotainment and a redesigned gear selector for the 8-speed automatic transmission standard across the range. Depending on the engine, there are a few driving modes and suspension settings, and behind the small steering wheel is a 12-inch fully digital instrument cluster. It comes nicely equipped with everything from a heated windscreen and electric trunk/tailgate, a night vision system, and adaptive cruise control (ACC) with stop & go function. Peugeot also gave the 508 high-definition cameras for parking, along with road sign recognition and active lane departure warning with lane correction. There’s also a fancy 10-speaker Focal sound system featuring a subwoofer.
Powering the lineup begins with a turbocharged 1.2-liter three-cylinder gasoline engine delivering 130 horsepower. For those cars going to regions in Africa, the Middle East, and Asia, Peugeot will equip the 508 with a bigger turbocharged 1.6-liter PureTech inline-four-cylinder capable of producing 218 horsepower. Alternatively, European customers will be able to opt for a 1.5-liter four-cylinder turbodiesel with 130 horsepower.
A pair of plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) are offered by combining a 150 horsepower or 180 horsepower gasoline with an 81 kW electric motor for a combined output of 180 horsepower and 225 horsepower, respectively. Step up to the performance-oriented 508 Peugeot Sport Engineered (PSE) and you will get a 200 horsepower gasoline engine paired with an 81 kW motor linked to an 8-speed automatic and an 83 kW motor in the rear. Combined, these produce 360 horsepower delivered to both axles.
The trio of PHEV models uses a 12.4 kWh battery pack with can juice up from a standard 3.7 kW or an optional 7.4 charger, which comes standard on the flagship PSE model.
The Peugeot 508 is one of the most attractive cars in its segment, and the new updates will surely add to its ‘allure’. The updated 508 Sedan and Wagon will go on sale this summer.