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Peugeot 508 2019 confirmed for Australia

The new Peugeot 508 model will be offered in Fastback and Touring body styles when it goes on sale in 2019.

The Peugeot 508 2019 model range has been confirmed to launch in the second half of next year, with both 'Fastback' hatch and 'Touring' wagon models set to be sold in Australia.

The new-generation 508 Fastback five-door hatch has been on sale in Europe for about a year already, while the 508 Touring wagon has just seen its international debut at the 2019 Paris Motor Show after having been unveiled earlier in 2018.

The all-new Peugeot 508 lineup is set to be offered with two drivetrains across both body styles – both 1.6-litre turbo four-cylinder petrol engines, one with 135kW and the other with 169kW, both with an Aisin eight-speed auto transmission, both front-wheel drive.

The 508 range is built on the impressive EMP2 (Efficient Modular Platform 2), which is said to reduce weight by up to 70kg over the previous model. The 508 range is built on the impressive EMP2 (Efficient Modular Platform 2), which is said to reduce weight by up to 70kg over the previous model.

The 508 range is built on the impressive EMP2 (Efficient Modular Platform 2), which is said to reduce weight by up to 70kg over the previous model with a low entry kerb weight of 1420kg allowing a superior power-to-weight ratio.

Full detailed specifications are yet to be unveiled, and pricing will be announced closer to the local launch sometime in the second half of 2019. However, Peugeot Australia has stated "all variants will feature high specification levels and safety features across the board, including autonomous emergency brake (AEB) technology".

Buyers can expect some high-end interior inclusions, such as a touchscreen media system that complements a fully-digital instrument cluster in front of the driver. A leather-lined steering wheel, plus leather seats in the high-spec models and a panoramic glass roof in the flagship variants all seem likely.

The all-new Peugeot 508 lineup is set to be offered with two drivetrains across both body styles. The all-new Peugeot 508 lineup is set to be offered with two drivetrains across both body styles.

The new Peugeot 508 model will compete with the likes of the Holden Commodore, Ford Mondeo and Skoda Superb, while the French brand also makes a cheeky reference to some more expensive, luxury models that this new model may steal buyers away from.

"The Peugeot '5-series' has always held a fond place in the hearts and minds of generations of Australian motorists, and this all-new 508 is set to reignite the passion for Peugeots that stretches back almost 100 years locally," said Peugeot Australia managing director, Ben Farlow.

"Over the past five years, Peugeot has completely reinvented its product range and the all-new 508 will challenge segment norms, while delivering a vehicle that is not just enjoyable to drive, but great to look at," Mr Farlow said.

Full detailed specifications are yet to be unveiled, and pricing will be announced closer to the local launch sometime in the second half of 2019. Full detailed specifications are yet to be unveiled, and pricing will be announced closer to the local launch sometime in the second half of 2019.

If you like the look of the new Peugeot 508, you can register your interest on the company's local website.

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