Peugeot 508 Luxury Sedan Confirmed For 2012 Auto Expo


We had brought exclusive pictures and technical specifications of the Peugeot 508 sedan earlier during the first week of December and there we had stated that the car is expected to be showcased at the 2012 Auto Expo as well.

With least surprise, the company has officially confirmed that it will showcase the same at the upcoming Auto Expo. With the 508 the manufacturer will mark its first official presence in India. The 508 sedan will share the stage with two more products including a small car, either the older Peugeot 207 or the latest Peugeot 208. The other car is said to be an MPV which will most probably be the Peugeot 5008 or 3009.


image – Peugeot 508 Sedan

508 will be not be launched immediately and will only come to the dealerships by late 2012 as the firm needs some time to establish itself by opening a network of dealerships. Also the new facility at Sanand is under development and will go operational by 2014. So till then the company will have to rely on the CBU route. Since the car will be imported as a CBU the cost is expected to fall between Rs. 18 to 23 Lakhs so as to make it eligible to compete with cars like Honda Accord, Nissan Teana, Toyota Camry, Volkswagen Passat etc.


image – Peugeot 508 Sedan

As mentioned in our exclusive 508 post, the same will come with a number of features including Colour Head-up Display, Directional bi-Xenon headlamps, Fog lamps with static intersection lighting, Main beam assistance, Collapsible structure with high-performance shock absorbers on the front beam, 2 front air bags, 2 side front air bags and 2 curtain air bags, 3-point seatbelts at the rear, Curved head restraints on front seats with integral multi-position adjustment, Latest-generation ESP (Electronic Stability Program), CDS (stability control), AFU (emergency brake assist), REF (electronic brake force distribution), Hill Assist, intelligent traction control etc


Image-Peugeot 208

On the technical front 508 will feature a 2.0 Litre CRDI diesel engine that generates 163 BHP of max power and 340 Nm of peak torque. As per sources, at the launch an automatic transmission variant will be introduce while manual version may follow later.


Image-Peugeot 3009

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