The high performance Sport Engineered model sits at the top of the 508 range

The 508 Fastback and 508 Station Wagon (SW) ranges have been updated by Peugeot, with both models packing in some new interior features and subtle styling revisions.

Available to order now with petrol, petrol-electric and diesel engines, prices for the new Peugeot 508 start from £28,215, with the 508 SW costing from £29,815.

Following customer feedback, the French company has “streamlined” the available trim levels, removing ‘Allure’ to leave ‘Active Premium’, ‘Allure Premium’, ‘GT’, ‘GT Premium’ and ‘Sport Engineered’.

Across the board, every 508 now gets black door mirrors instead of body-coloured caps, with LED headlights fitted as standard to ‘Allure Premium’ trim onwards. One other change sees the black framed front grille on ‘GT’ and ‘GT Premium’ examples adopt a smoked chrome finish for “a more assertive look”.

All models are now equipped with Peugeot’s 12.3-inch digital instrument panel and an 8-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality. 

‘Active Premium’ now kicks-off the range and has 16-inch alloys, automatic headlights and windscreen wipers as standard alongside front and rear parking sensors and a 180-degree reversing camera. Buyers have a choice of either a 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol or a 1.5-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel.

‘Allure Premium’ models sit on larger 17-inch diamond cut alloys and introduce leather-effect upholstery for the seats, a larger 10-inch colour touchscreen with sat-nav on top of the ‘Drive Assist Pack Plus’ that consists of adaptive cruise control as well as Lane Positioning Assist.

At this grade, diesel and petrol engines are joined by the PSA Group’s plug-in hybrid set-up for a pure-electric driving range of up to 39-miles on a full charge of the 11.8kWh battery.

Priced from £30,815 in Fastback form and £32,565 as the SW, larger 18-inch wheels are included on ‘GT’ models along with a chequered-style radiator grille and LED lighting at the rear. Contrast stitching and blue ambient lighting for the front door panels and centre console also make an appearance.

The last of the regular 508 models is ‘GT Premium’ which can be had with either 18-inch or 19-inch wheels. To reflect the higher asking price, Alcantara-trimmed seats that are heated and also electrically adjustable, plus a FOCAL stereo, 360-degree camera and a self-parking system are all thrown in.

Completing the 508 line-up is the four-wheel-drive, competition-inspired Sport Engineered. Costing £53,995 for the Fastback and £55,795 for the SW, both have a combined power output of 355bhp and 384lb ft of torque from the plug-in hybrid powertrain.

Available in ‘Nera Black’, ‘Selenium Grey’ or ‘Pearlescent White’, all 508 Fastback and SW Sport Engineered versions have 20-inch alloys and unique ‘Kryptonite’ badging. They also deploy the brand’s ‘Active Suspension’ and ‘Drive Assist Pack Plus’ which bundles together adaptive cruise control and Lane Positioning Assist.

Inside, the main talking point are the seats. Finished in Nappa leather and Alcantara, both the driver’s and front passenger’s are heated and incorporate a massage function.

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