European Motors looks at the future with the introduction of the all-new 2012 Peugeot 508
- Oman: Thursday, February 09 - 2012 at 15:03
- PRESS RELEASE
European Motors, the exclusive distributor for Peugeot in Oman, is celebrating the Muscat Festival event by showcasing its latest icon in the Peugeot line-up: the all-new 2012MY 508 saloon.
"The Peugeot 508 is a modern, forward-looking vehicle, perfectly attuned to the aspirations of customers who have moved with the times: demanding, dynamic and responsible," said Bob Seshadri, General Manager of European Motors.
"Peugeot is promising a big stride forward with this executive vehicle as it embodies a combination of efficient power train and high specifications and luxury and great value for money with prices starting from just RO 9,990."
Architectural efficiency means the 508 comes with a long wheelbase (+ 92mm compared to the 407), reduced front overhang (- 43mm compared to the 407) and a longer rear overhang. All these revisions have helped create generous space for passengers in the cabin.
The car seems to have been chiseled from a solid block and the dynamic and balanced looks of the 508 is a direct result of the revised proportions and styling inspiration from the SR1 concept car with the new Lion badge.
Character lines dominate the sheet metal and follow Peugeot's new styling direction. Bi-xenon directional headlamps add a touch of sophistication and so do the three prominent red claws mask three rows of LEDs at the rear.
"The Peugeot 508 shows the development of the brand's underlying stylistic codes, reinterpreted to reflect ideas brought to fruition on the most recent concept cars (particularly the SR1). This visual identity, strong and always recognisable, is even more suggestive of power, refinement and technological modernity," added Mr. Seshadri.
Peugeot has used weight saving aluminium extensively in the 508's construction without compromising on safety or styling. Everyday practicality comes hand in hand with class leading aerodynamics inside out.
Advanced features include Open & Go system which automatically allows the customer/owner [while being within the electronic zones] to unlock the car and start the engine without physically taking the key out of the pocket.
The car's interior is simple and elegant, typical of Peugeot. Meticulous attention has been paid into build quality, fit, finish and type of materials used. Modern conveniences include colour "heads-up display", four-zone air-conditioning and supersized 545-litre cargo space which can be increased to 1,865 litres with rear seats folded, more than enough for four travelers with luggage.
The 508 is being offered to customers in the Sultanate with class leading and efficient power train technologies including turbo charging. The high pressure turbo charged engine offers maximum output of 154bhp and maximum torque 240Nm when mated to six-speed automatic transmission. With this package the car's 0-100km/h sprint timing is 9.2sec and top speed is 217km/h.
An impressive list of standard executive class features on the 508 are offered which include keyless entry, electric adjustable and heated front seats, heads-up display, 18-inch alloy wheels, high-end sound system and satellite navigation.
To find out more about the new Peugeot 508 customers are invited to test drive the car and enter in to a raffle draw by calling 245 00000 or visit the conveniently located Athaiba showroom where the European Motors sales team will be on hand to offer any advice or assistance required.
• Model Peugeot 508 saloon
• Engine aspiration: High pressure turbo charged
• Transmission Six-speed auto, FWD
• Max power 154bhp @ 6,000rpm
• Max torque 240Nm @ 4,250rpm
• Top speed 217kph
• 0-100kph 9.2sec
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