Over the years, Peugeot has built a name and brand for itself synonymous with solidly built and durable cars. It is really no wonder why they have won five European Car of the Year awards. Needless to say, this automobile brand is quite popular as it can be found in almost 160 countries with more than 10,000 sales outlets across the world. But, despite its popularity, did you know these six amazing facts about Peugeot 508 GT?
1: It Holds Many Accolades
The 508 GT is not only widely recognized and known for its numerous safety features, but it is also known for its overall performance and reliability. Thus, the world has recognized its efforts and awarded this high performing automobile with the Best Large Family Car 2011 and Best Imported Family Car 2011 in Germany as well as the Car of the Year 2011 in Spain!
2: Features a High-Tech Navigation System
The 508 GT features a 7-inch touchscreen GPS satellite navigation system. This allows the driver to access the perfect route for a comfortable and smoother ride to your destination. You’ll also have full usage of compatible applications via the Mirror Screen feature.
3: One of The Safest Cars Produced In 2018
This model was appointed a five-star rating from The Euro NCAP, which is the highest rating that a vehicle can receive. Therefore, in simpler terms, the Peugeot 508 GT, as well as its occupants are always as safe as possible. After all, Peugeot does indeed pride itself on safety, thus, the manufacturer has also equipped this model with the below features which all come fitted to the vehicle as standard to give you complete peace of mind on the road. This automobile also features:
- Active Bonnet – designed to minimize damage and injury to the pedestrian in the event of a collision with the front of the vehicle.
- AEB Pedestrian, AEB Cyclist, AEB City and AEB Inter-Urban – Autonomous emergency braking is standard across the range and these braking systems are all designed to avoid a collision or limit its severity by decreasing the vehicle’s speed. The AEB Pedestrian specifically tries to prevent or mitigate the collision with an unsuspecting pedestrian. The AEB Cyclist does the same as the AEB Pedestrian but detects cyclists rather than pedestrians, which is a difficult task as cyclists are much faster than the average pedestrian. The AEB City feature was also added to prevent a rear-end collision from occurring in the event that the driver was distracted. And lastly, the AEB Interurban is quite similar to the AEB City in which this feature prevents a crash when the driver fails to recognize that the traffic in front of him has stopped or drastically slowed down.
- Speed Assistance – controls the speed of the vehicle by informing the driver of the present speed limit; warning the driver when the car’s speed is above the set speed threshold, and actively preventing the car from exceeding the set speed.
- Lane Assist System – ensures that the driver does not accidentally cross over the marked lines on the ground.
4: Comes In Two Styles
For added flexibility to the consumer, Peugeot offers this model in both the standard model as well as the SW GT. The standard option is a saloon style car which sports a sleek exterior design – so it looks a bit sports-like while having ample room in the interior. On the other hand, the SW GT is the hatchback version which offers even more additional storage in the back.
5: A Highly Powerful Engine
Peugeot 508 engines are known to offer a substantial amount of power yet it still features a smooth and an enjoyable ride. The top GT version comes equipped with a 201 bhp, 2.2-litre turbodiesel engine which can generate up to 458 Nm of mind-blowing torque! But this level of power comes at a cost. On the other hand, the mid-range options feature a 150bhp 2.0-litre diesel engine, which still provides the driver with a good drive yet efficient drive.
6: Featured on The Big Screen
If you are a fan of horror movies then perhaps you may have stumbled onto the movie – The Skeleton Key. If you have seen that movie, you would have also seen the 508 emblem as it was used to showcase the car’s ability to open the trunk. It is truly a special occasion to see automobiles being featured on the big screen because it always highlights the unique features of the model and brand.
Overall, Peugeot never ceases to amaze us. It’s an impressive car which also offers comfort as well as reliability for the entire family. From winning many accolades to its impressive navigation system, this French automobile brand continues to pull out all of the stops. It’s also important to note that not only does this brand receive recognized national, it also receives recognition regionally and across the globe.