Peugeot 508 facelift revealed

The Peugeot 508 sedan and wagon has been given a mild facelift, as long with some new tech and updated engines.
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Peugeot's design team has tweaked the details of the 508 four years on from its debut. The biggest changes occur up front where the 508 has been given a flatter bonnet, which feeds into a more upright grille that ditches the Audi single-frame style for something a little more Volvo-esque.

The Peugeot lion has moved from the leading edge of the bonnet to a more prominent position in the centre of the grille.

Peugeot 508 facelift sedan rear

Flanking the new grille are a reworked set of headlights with dark bezels. All the lighting elements up front, including the fog lights, headlights, indicators and daytime running lights, are LED-powered.

At the rear, the facelifted 508 sedan wears reworked taillights and a new rear bumper that juts out more prominently.

Peugeot 508 facelift interior

On the inside, top-spec 508 models will incorporate a new 7.0-inch monitor to display the entertainment and navigation system. Unlike the outgoing system, which was driven by a rotary knob and an extensive collection buttons on the dashboard and centre tunnel, the new screen is touch-sensitive affair.

According to Peugeot this change has significantly reduced the amount of dashboard clutter - and judging by the images it certainly appears a more fuss-free place. Along with the new touch-screen, a reverse-view camera and blind-spot monitoring system join the list of available tech for the first time.

Peugeot 508 SW facelift

Under the bonnet there's an updated version of the 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine with a bit more power than before, 123kW compared to the outgoing model's 115kW. This motor can be paired to either a six-speed manual or the company's new EAT6 six-speed automatic transmission.

Diesel engine options for the revised 508 include a 112kW 2.0-litre turbo diesel paired to a six-speed manual and a more powerful 134kW version of the same motor fitted to the EAT6 six-speed auto.

Peugeot Australia couldn't confirm timing for the new-look 508 for Australia, but it should arrive by about April 2015.

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