Peugeot 508 2012 debuts at Dubai Motor Show
Peugeot has finally launched the 508 sedan in the GCC, debuting it at the 2011 Dubai Motor Show. Available for more than a year in Europe, the 508 is intended to be a replacement for both the 407 and the 607.
The only engine on offer is Peugeot’s 156 hp turbocharged 1.6-litre, mated to a 6-speed tiptronic and front-wheel-drive. Features include keyless entry and start, 4-zone climate control, electric parking brake, HID headlamps, daytime running lights.
For us, this was one of the best cars we’d seen in person at the show, surprising us with how good it looked on the outside and how premium it felt on the inside. Spacious and techy, the only weak part is the relatively-underpowered engine, but it should still be decently torquey. If the price is right, the 508 could become a good seller.
Event photos by Faisal Khatib.
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