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Peugeot 508: Facelift soon breaks out with a bold new front

innovation peugeot 508 broke cover just hours before the planned reveal.

The images, published on auto spy courtesy of Kero_Wolf, showing the front three-quarter view of the fastback and SW wagon.

The front is inspired by both recently 3008 And 5008 facelifts, as well this year Beginning concept.

The influence of the latter can be seen in the three-claw LED daytime running lights, although they are spaced much closer together than on the Inception.

Peugeot’s new “frameless” grille motif, first appearing on the upgraded 3008 and 5008 and also on the latest version 308replace the outgoing version’s thinner grille 508.

The grille area appears to be available in a contrasting dark gray or body color. Overall, the appearance is more dignified than the current car.

The new wheel design is also present, although we can’t see what changes have been applied to the rear.

The updated 508 is also expected to receive the brand’s latest generation infotainment system.

Peugeot introduced the updated car earlier this week with the hashtag #PSE, referring to the current car’s Sport Engineered plug-in hybrid performance flagship not offered here.

Launched in 2020, the PSE features a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder plug-in hybrid powertrain with a total system output of 268 kW and 520 Nm of torque, for increased capacity. 0-100 km/h in 5.2 seconds.

There’s an electric motor on each axle, providing PSE all-wheel drive and an 11.5 kWh lithium-ion battery under the trunk floor.

The claimed electric range is 42 km.

Given the focus on this variant in the trailer, the PSE might be suitable for getting improvements in its range or performance.

While Peugeot Australia has introduced a lighter, front-wheel drive 508 fastback plug-in hybrid and there are plans to add a wagon version of it in the future. first half of this yearit has exclude PSE.

Kate Gillis, chief executive officer of Peugeot Citroen Australia said: “The PSE has a rather limited production run, so at the moment we are not considering it for this market but if the moment is possible we are sure. Will definitely do.” , last year.

“But it certainly won’t be here anytime soon,” she added.

The 508 is currently available in Australia with just two powertrains: a turbocharged 1.6-litre four-cylinder with 165kW of power and 300Nm of torque and a 1.6-litre four-cylinder plug-in hybrid. The turbocharger uses an 11.8 kWh lithium-ion battery and an 80kW/230Nm electric motor, with a total system output of 165kW and 360Nm.

All models in Australia are front-wheel drive.

The current-generation model was revealed in 2018 and goes on sale locally in 2019 in both fastback and Sportswagon body styles.

Last year, Peugeot sold just 130 508s in Australia, representing 1% of the market share of the declining mid-size car segment in the mass market. It still managed to beat a total of 96 units of Honda fitHowever.

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