You not only have a choice of saloon, SW estate and rugged RXH all-terrain estate shapes, but three trim grades with all but the RXH. Peugeot Connect Sound includes a DAB radio and CD player, while Bluetooth ® connectivity, satellite navigation and a USB port are all standard features. A cutting-edge head-up display is an option with the mid-range Allure and standard with GT, while the RXH gets most of the above also. Enveloping the supportive seats is durable cloth as standard, and higher models get luxurious partial or full-leather trim.
There's further choice under the bonnet, and you may have difficulty deciding upon one of the numerous hard-working engines. There's a hybrid option for the saloon and RXH in the shape of the 163bhp Hybrid4 diesel/electric, and this powerful engine returns up to 80.7mpg combined with CO 2 emissions from 91g/km. The 115bhp 1.6-litre e-HDi is close behind with 70.6mpg combined, and peak power comes from the 204bhp 2.2-litre HDi with automatic transmission. The 0-60mph surge takes less than nine seconds before a top speed of 145mph is reached.
Safety is another area in which the 508 performs well, and it arrives fitted with an abundance of systems to keep you secure. Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) includes traction control and Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), while front side and curtain airbags protect from every angle. There are also tyre pressure sensors to ensure you're maintaining optimum performance from the car's wheels.