PEUGEOT 508. Five years after its launch, the second opus of the top-of-the-range sedan from the lion brand has gone through the restyling box. Discover all the news and our test carried out in Spain at the beginning of the summer.

[Updated 11 July 10.08am] To reinvigorate its top-of-the-range sedan manufactured in the Alsatian factory in Mulhouse, Peugeot has given it a thorough restyling, five years after its launch. If prices are on the rise (see below), the move upmarket of the new model, presented in April and on the market since June, is obvious with finishes now reduced to Allure, GT and PSE (Peugeot Sport Engineering).

It was precisely at the end of June that we were able to take the sedan in hand, near Malaga, Spain. While waiting to find out if this makeover will give a boost to the career of the 508, you can discover our test in detail and find all the information on the new family sedan below!

As with the Peugeot e-2008, it was on the Andalusian roads, in the south of Spain, that we were able to take the wheel of the restyled Peugeot 508 (break version) at the end of June. On a circuit of about fifty kilometers drawn on the heights of Malaga, was able to test the driving comfort, the equipment and the autonomy of the plug-in hybrid model of the family sedan. Find our entire test below in pictures.

New front end with an original lighting signature, arrival of the new Peugeot logo on the front, modernized interior with a revised i-cockpit, there are many visual novelties…

There are fewer new features under the hood with the overall maintenance of current engines. It’s a little surprise since we expected to find the 136 horsepower hybrid gasoline engine seen for example on the Peugeot 3008. This restyled Peugeot 508 ultimately offers four engine choices: the 130hp 1.5 BlueHDI diesel, two versions of plug-in hybrid engines, one with a power of 180hp – a novelty – the other with 225hp, and finally at the top of the range we find the sporty model of the 508 PSE with its 360 combined horsepower.

With the disappearance of the 1.2 Puretech 130 three-cylinder petrol engine, the diesel engine is now the entry price for the restyled Peugeot 508. The 1.5 BlueHDI 130 four-cylinder Allure range costs 45,900 euros, which is an increase of 2,480 euros over the entry price of the 2018 version (the 1.2 Puretech 130 petrol model). To become the owner of one of the two “plug-in hybrid” versions of the sedan, you have to pay a little more than 50,000 euros. The 180hp version is available from 50,200 euros, almost 2,000 euros less than the more powerful model (225hp) offered at 52,100 euros without paid options. Finally, to afford the sports version, the 508 Peugeot Sport Engineered, with its 4-wheel drive and 360hp under the hood, you have to pay at least 70,650 euros.

We were also able to take the wheel of the Peugeot 508 sedan in its top-of-the-range GT 225 horsepower version, decked out in a captivating red! This 508 particularly seduced us with its dynamism, its comfort and its smooth and precise steering. You can find all the photos and impressions by clicking above.