12 March 2015

Two from Peugeot today

Peugeot in Ireland today officially launched two cars at opposite ends of the motoring spectrum, the smaller aiming at first-time buyers and the larger at others who appreciate comfort and state of art technology, writes Trish Whelan.

A strongly revised 508 for the family market features new styling front and rear, LED daylight running lights and indicators, a more pronounced grille with the Lion figure as a strong central focus, and improved interior elements which bring the model up some further rungs on Peugeot's climb to the premium end of its market segment.

Power in Ireland comes from 1.6 and 2.0 diesels, the former outputting a strong 115hp. The larger engine comes in two power options, 140hp or a 163hp version with automatic transmission.

The revised 508 comes with a 5-year full warranty, with prices starting at €26,750. A PCP finance option offers monthly payments of €270/m. Peugeot Ireland's Colin Sheridan says the car offers 'affordable quality and great value for money with such a comprehensive level of standard equipment'.

Meanwhile, the new Peugeot 108 city car is now also on sale in Ireland, priced from €13,290. In Ireland, the successor to the 107 comes only in 5-door form, powered by a 1.0 petrol engine with 68hp, or an 80hp 1.2 petrol.

The new car has 196 m3 of boot space compared to its predecessor's 139, and standard equipment across the range includes tyre pressure monitor, electric front windows and remote central locking. There's also a standard hill start assist system.