Peugeot taking 508 to new markets

Peugeot taking 508 to new markets

Although the Peugeot 508 has established itself as a much respected car within the fleet segment of the UK market, a series of significant enhancements to the range have opened up its appeal to a host of new customers.

The solid foundation that the 508 has established is based on its elegant styling, first rate driving characteristics, high levels of driver comfort, quality and durability. Add to this, the class-leading environmental credentials that financially benefit the driver with enhanced fuel economy and CO2 related reduced taxation.

Now, the 508 'SR' has been eliminated and the range has seen enhancements to the 508 Access, Active, Allure (including HYbrid4 Saloon) and 'GT' models which have improved both the specification and visual appeal.

The 508 'Access' model has gained 16" alloy wheels and Bluetooth. The 508 'Active Navigation', which takes the qualities of the current 'Active' even further, has improvements which such as 18" 'Naos' alloy wheels, 508 'GT' style front grille, Peugeot Connect Navigation (RT6), Peugeot Connect SOS and Assistance, rear parking aid and electric folding door mirrors. These features aim to make it appealing to both private and business customers alike.

The changes apply to both the 508 Saloon and 508 SW body styles, while the range-topping, distinctive and high-specification 508 RXH remains unchanged. Although you might expect to pay a lot more for the specification changes, the 508 Access, Active and Allure have on-the-road prices increased by just £200, while the 508 'GT' has increased by just £400.

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