Newtonesmotrya to so close to the debut, the French managed to prevent any information leakages, in addition to tightly camouflaged prototypes caught in the lenses of photospin, about the new product almost no information.
It is only known that a fresh generation of the car is designed based on a modular platform EMP2 (Efficient Modular Platform 2), which has formed the basis for models 308, 408, 3008, 5008 and Partner III. Moreover, this chassis is the same for all form of floor, suspension and engine compartment.
Earlier it was reported that the design of the new 508-th made in the style of Instinct and Exalt. In addition, the machine will receive a brand interior the i-Cockpit of the second generation, which has already debuted in the 3008 crossover and 5008. A distinctive feature of the interior of the novelty will be a fully digital instrument panel.
Peugeot 508 current generation.
According to unofficial data in the engine range of the new items will include a 1.2-liter petrol turbo, diesel units of 1.6 and 2.0 liters and a hybrid power plant with total capacity of about 300 horsepower. To work the engines are with six-speed “automatic” Aisin.
Officially, the model will be presented March 6 at the Geneva motor show. The production car will establish factories in Rennes (France) and Wuhan (China). In the Old world, the 508-th second generation is intended to be a worthy alternative to the Volkswagen Passat, Ford Mondeo and Skoda Superb. Because the current generation of French sedan is losing them “one-gate” — in 2017 sales model in the European markets amounted 22724 instance, that 39 percent less in comparison with the previous year.
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