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Peugeot seeks boost for 508 with uninformed styling, some-more modernized tech






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Peugeot will give a new 508 sedan uninformed styling and some-more modernized record in a bid to lift a car’s sales amid timorous direct for midsize sedans.

The new-generation 508 will entrance during a Geneva automobile uncover on Mar 6 and a styling will take a opposite instruction from a demeanour of a stream car, a source tighten to a automaker said.

Peugeot has not disclosed a 508’s new pattern nor has it given sum of what record will be added. PSA CEO Carlos Tavares pronounced in 2015 a new automobile will have semi-autonomous pushing facilities such as involuntary steering and braking.

The 508’s styling is approaching to be some-more swooping with a coupe-like roofline. The pattern will use some cues from Peugeot’s Instinct concept denounced during a 2017 Geneva automobile show.

The 508 will pierce from PSA’s PF3 height to a EMP2 height that also underpins models such as a 5008 and 3008. It is approaching to have a hire automobile version.

The 508 will contest opposite cars such as a Volkswagen Passat, Ford Mondeo and Opel Insignia in a shred that as neatly declined in Europe in new years as business pierce from sedans to SUVs and crossovers.

The stream automobile has been on sale given 2011 and was singular in a shred for charity a diesel-hybrid version, given discontinued. The new era is expected to have a plug-in hybrid variant.

Sales of a 508 fell 39 percent to 22,724 in Europe final year, according to marketplace researchers JATO Dynamics.

PSA builds a 508 in Rennes, France, and in Wuhan, China.

You can strech Nick Gibbs during ngibbs@crain.com.


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