Car reviews - Peugeot - 508 - Allure sedan
The classy Peugeot 508 Allure sedan sits at the very sharp end of a sharp segment
16 Mar 2012
WHEN we first got behind the wheel of the Peugeot 508 range at the local launch in July last year, we were immediately impressed by the distance the French marque had travelled from the mediocre 407 sedan and wagon. Offering a hitherto unexpected level of class, dynamism and quality, the 508 represented a monumental step up from its successor, while keen pricing threw it well into the mix against the sharper members of an accomplished vehicle segment. But sometimes a quick test can be deceptive, so we decided to spend a week behind the wheel of a mid-range Allure 2.0-litre HDi sedan to see if this big Pug deserves to be considered among the pointy end of the mid-size class.
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407 sedan and wagonReleased: September 2004
Ended: June 2011
Family Tree: 508
THE 407 looked promising on paper with its double-wishbone front suspension and advanced diesel technology, but was one of the biggest motoring disappointments of the decade after the fine 406 that preceded it.
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