The new Peugeot 508 and Peugeot 508-L : what are the differences

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Between a Peugeot 508 european style coupé 5-door, and a Dongfeng-Peugeot 508-The most traditional to appeal to China what do you prefer ?

While the new Peugeot 508, the second generation just came out the dealership, the brand has just unveiled at the salon of Guangzhou, the version specific to China : the 508-L . Which do you prefer ?

At the salon of Geneva 2018, last march, the new Peugeot 508 , took his first bath of the crowd.

In Europe, the Peugeot 508 putting on a silhouette of a coupe with 5 doors.

The Peugeot 508 is ” 2 ” now arrives at the dealership. It stands out from other sedans, the traditional family in the concept of the sedan lower rear door lacking of supervision, and adopts a hatchback that had not its predecessor. Finally, its lines of athletic not leave anyone indifferent.

The Peugeot 508-L is a family sedan with a traditional 4-door.

In mid-November, at the salon de Guangzhou (Canton), China, Peugeot presents the Dongfeng-Peugeot 508-L. This version has been specifically developed for the chinese market.

The range of Peugeot in China is radically different from the one we have in Europe. The saloons are more numerous (301, 308 and 408 will be complemented by the new Peugeot 508-L). The SUV also with the 2008, 3008 and 4008.

As its name indicates, it is produced locally with the industrial partner Dongfeng and the letter ” L ” is testimony to its elongated silhouette. This is a more traditional approach justified by the tastes of the local audience.

A 508 a 4-or 5-door ? The Peugeot 508 european has a tailgate.

The 508 chinese is elongated to 12 cm): its master reached 4,86 m, which is almost the size of a Renault Talisman. It is also more high of 6 cm because she has the doors classic. The 508 “european” is distinguished by its doors without the framing, typical of a coupe, which can lower line of the flag and boost its profile.

Note the chrome bead, which stresses the rear and stretches and visually the glazing side of the Peugeot 508 in china.

Precisely, to maintain a balanced profile, the 508 chinese is modified at the level of the wheelbase (+ 55 mm) and rear overhang (+ 65 mm). The trick of style, and that is to stretch the rear quarter panel and extend to the maximum the chrome bead, which underlines the side windows. It harmonizes the lines and lightens visually the profile. A gimmick that found on the BMW 3-Series LWB.

No 508 SW China The Dongfeng-Peugeot 508-L lights, more basic, to not “give” patents in China. The Peugeot 508 european taillight more high-tech with a transparency between the blocks.

More high and more long, the 508-L will have a good home in the back seat. It is essential to appeal to the chinese public. The latter needs space for legs. In addition, he does not want a hatchback sedan, a opening that has the feel of a utility vehicle.

In China, the customer does not have the usual load in the vehicle bulky objects, it uses a delivery service. However, Peugeot do sell not in China, the Peugeot 508 SW.

To put all the chances on his side in China, Peugeot has fundamentally changed its 508. This development will also be cushioned by the future DS8 who will share its technical base with the Peugeot 508-L.


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