Peugeot launches facelifted 3008 and 508 models with more stuff for less money

2015 3008 and 508 update models

Both models get a simplified lineup. We drove both and will deliver our usual classy review. Meanwhile here is the press release straight from those horse’s mouth.

I very much like the 508 as I have since launch. Expect the full story soon:

3008 is now classified as an SUV not a Hatch and is as follows:

The model line-up will now feature one, well-specified Active variant with option packs boosting the already strong list of standard features.

The revised line-up will be available with the choice of two drivetrains, a 1.6-litre turbo-petrol developing 115kW and 240Nm, or a powerful yet efficient 2.0-litre turbo diesel developing 120kW and 340Nm.

All models will now feature satellite navigation and reverse camera as standard – enhancing 3008’s suite of standard driver aids including:

  • Cruise control with speed limiter.
  • Rear parking sensors.
  • Automatic headlamps.
  • Rain sensing wipers.
  • Electric park brake.

Complementing the significant array of driver aides is a number of new, standard features including:

  • LED daytime running lamps.
  • Dual rear underfloor stowage spaces.
  • Arkamys digital sound processing (for greater sound quality)

Boosting the high level of standard features is an optional ‘Premium Pack’ that includes:

  • Full leather seats with seat heating.
  • Colour Head-Up Display.
  • Rear window sunblinds.
  • Cielo Panoramic glass roof.

The 3008’s unique appeal lies in its considerable practicality and flexibility.

Combining the space of an MPV, the practicality and high seating position of an SUV, and the convenience and driving dynamics of a hatchback, it also features a unique three stage rear floor allowing for storage of multiple items in separate areas – with access via a split tailgate.

Peugeot Australia General Manager John Startari said that the revised 3008 line-up came in response to consumer demand for greater safety and convenience.

“The revised 3008 responds to customer demand for safety and convenience in the form of reverse camera and satellite navigation,” said Startari.

“Previously, the 3008 was unavailable with reverse camera and we have worked closely with Peugeot to ensure that this potentially life-saving feature was available at the redesign.

“In addition to its new-look and enhanced safety, prices across the range have been lowered, making the Peugeot 3008 even better value for money,” said Startari.
3008 FEATURES AND PRICING

3008 Active models will be available with two drivetrains a 1.6-litre turbo-petrol developing 115kW and 240Nm, or a powerful and efficient 2.0-litre turbo-diesel developing 120kW and 340Nm.
Active petrol models will carry an RRP of $35,490, while diesel models carry an RRP of $38,990.

Both models feature significant specification as standard, including:

  • 7-inch multi-function colour display screen.
  • Trip Computer Function.
  • USB & Bluetooth connectivity.
  • Arkamys digital sound processing.
  • Satellite navigation.
  • Tramontane cloth trim (black).
  • 17” alloy wheels with full-size steel spare.
  • Dual-zone automatic air conditioning with row 2 vents and flow control.
  • Reverse camera with parking sensors.
  • Automatic headlights & rain-sensing windscreen wipers.
  • Front & rear fog lights.
  • LED daytime running lights.
  • Cruise control with speed limiter.
  • Electronic handbrake with Hill Start Assist.
  • Leather steering wheel with steering column-mounted audio controls.
  • Cooled centre console compartment.
  • Rear seat underfloor storage.
  • Split-folding tailgate (200kg capacity) and 3-level boot floor.
  • Two ISOFIX mounting points in 2nd row & middle seat top-tether.

Optional equipment extends to

  • Metallic or Pearlescent Paint – $990/$1050
  • Premium Pack – $3500
    • Includes: full leather seats with front seat heating function, rear side sunblinds, Cielo panoramic roof with electric sunblind & colour Heads Up Display.

And 508:

  • Re-styled 508 range gets smart new design language
  • Enhanced safety with new standard-fitment reverse camera
  • New on-board tech including touch screen and 8GB jukebox
  • New, more powerful Euro 6-compliant 1.6L turbo petrol drivetrain

Peugeot has launched its updated 508 sedan and touring range in Australia, with major changes in exterior and interior styling, a new drivetrain option and increased standard specification.

Joining the 508 sedan range is Peugeot’s latest Euro 6 emissions-compliant 1.6-litre turbo four-cylinder petrol drivetrain. With stop-start technology it is one of the most frugal vehicles in its class*.

The drivetrain increases power, yet reduces emissions and fuel use, while offering improved acceleration.

The most notable styling addition is a bold new front grille, with center-mounted Peugeot lion, new LED lighting package and revised rear lights and bumpers.

On board technology is increased with a new touch-screen infotainment system, satellite navigation and reversing camera that is now offered as standard.

All new 508 models gain paddle shifters, electric boot release (for sedans), rear center armrest with two cup holders and rear map lights.

Active grades also receive part cloth/leather interior as standard.

Touring variants gain an additional 12 volt outlet in the rear cargo area and a retractable cargo net that drops from the roof, joining to the rear seat.

*Class as defined by VFACTS

NEW-LOOK AND NEW LINE-UP FOR 508
Peugeot has added significant specification to the new-look 508 range, while simplifying the model line-up.

The Active petrol model launches the refreshed range, featuring an all-new, more powerful and efficient 1.6L turbo petrol drivetrain, with stop-start technology.

The newly re-powered 508 Active gains $4000 worth of additional standard specification equipment and carries a recommended retail price of $37,990 – just $1000 more than the model it supersedes.

As standard, all Active models gain:

  • New, more efficient, more powerful 1.6L turbo petrol engine with stop-start
  • 7-inch touchscreen for vehicle controls
  • Reverse camera
  • 8GB jukebox
  • Paddle-shift
  • LED daytime running lamps
  • LED fog lamps
  • Rear sunblind
  • Electric boot release
  • Rear center armrest with cup holders
  • Rear map reading lights

Allure models, now equipped exclusively with the 120kW 2.0-litre turbo diesel drivetrain, gain more than $2500 worth of specification including:

  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • 7-inch touchscreen for vehicle controls
  • Reverse camera
  • 8GB jukebox
  • Paddle shift
  • LED daytime running lamps
  • LED fog lamps
  • Rear map reading lights
  • Rear center armrest with cup holders
  • Electric boot release (sedan only)

Allure Touring (and GT Touring) variants add a further $700 in standard specification over the sedan:

  • Blind spot monitoring
  • 12V outlet in the cargo area
  • Retractable cargo net (seat to roof)

508 GT sedan and touring models mirror the additional specification gains across the range, adding:

  • All-LED headlamps
  • Leather sports seats with contrasting red stitching
  • Massage function for the driver’s seat

Carrying an RRP of $58,490 for the sedan and $61,490 for the touring both 508 GTs are powered exclusively by a 150kW, 450Nm 2.2litre turbo-diesel drivetrain.

508 PRICE LIST

MODEL

RRP

508 Active petrol 6-speed auto

$37,990

508 Allure diesel 6-speed auto

$45,990

508 Allure Touring diesel 6-speed auto

$48,990

508 GT diesel 6-speed auto

$58,490

508 GT Touring 6-speed auto

$61,490

NEW-LOOK EXTERIOR – 508

All 508 models receive a fresh face, with new frontal styling including new front guards, bonnet, headlamps, grille and bumper treatment.

An increase in overall vehicle length front and rear has resulted in a better visual balance of the vehicle. The sedan is now 38mm longer, 16mm of which is in the front overhang (the same for Touring), and 22mm longer in the rear overhang.

The new grille is an essential element of the Peugeot 508’s styling. Standing further upright and with the inclusion of Peugeot’s famous lion rampant at its center, it is pays tribute to illustrious models from the French marque’s 124 year history building automobiles.

It also allows the new Peugeot 508 to introduce a corporate style to its leading edge that is more self-assured and which will be deployed on the marque’s future models.

The bonnet has been redesigned to make it more horizontal, giving the 508 a more contemporary look.

Front bumpers now feature integrated daytime running lamps lower, which also double as the indications and over score the standard LED fog lamps.

At the rear, the sedan features a newly designed bumper and lighting package.

Chrome highlights draw vision downward, adding to the visual muscle of the vehicle.

Boot volumes remain unchanged at 497 litres for the sedan and 612 litres for the Touring.

A NEW LIGHTING SIGNATURE

Top-of-the-range 508 Allure and GT variants are characterised by new lighting.

Headlamps, daytime running lamps, direction indicators and fog lamps are all created completely from hi-tech LEDs.

In total, there are no less than 44 LEDs making up the look of the new Peugeot 508.

The headlamps are made up of three modules of four LEDs each, to which three additional LEDs are added for the cornering lighting function.

This technology allows the lighting to be fine-tuned and also accentuates the vehicle’s feline look.

The small size and very structured lenses enhance the distinctive and technological aspects.

Each car’s visual signature is created by the daytime running lamps built into the bumper as standard.

The indicators comprise four LEDs following the form of the daytime running lamps.

The standard front LED foglamps are installed in the ends of the front bumper in a chrome insert.

For Active models the new Peugeot 508 introduces halogen headlamps with excellent photometric performance.

The other lamps, including daytime running lamps, direction indicators and side lamps, are identical to the top-of-the-range versions.

Rear lamps on sedans have also been redesigned to make them more horizontal than before, whether viewed from the side or from directly behind.

Each contains 36 LEDs arranged in three claws and their opalescent red layout provides a lighting signature that is strongly identifiable and technological.

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