Peugeot 508 PSE is not about price but this car is very special for your family, what are the advantages, let’s see the review. Coinciding with the 210th anniversary, Peugeot celebrates by answering the challenges of high-performance hybrid engine technology.
This French manufacturer began to develop automotive production on September 26, 1810, and always spawned innovative products, both two-wheeled and four-wheeled vehicles.
It’s no wonder that on September 24, 2020, Peugeot Global presents the highly innovative Peugeot 508 PSE the result of research and development on hybrid engine technology.
PSE is an acronym for Peugeot Sport Engineered, a division of Peugeot that develops high-performance Peugeot cars.
The presence of the Peugeot 508 PSE also announces the return of Peugeot in the World Endurance Championship (WEC) at Le Mans Hypercar (LMH) starting in 2022. The Peugeot 508 PSE comes as a family car in the sedan and station wagon or SW type.
As mentioned above, the Peugeot 508 PSE engine uses a hybrid technology whose battery can be charged or known as a Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV).
The power produced by the Peugeot 508 PSE engine reaches 360 horsepower with a maximum torque of 520 Nm. This car grabs instant and responsive power so that it can devour 0 to 100 kilometers per hour in just 5.2 seconds.
This figure is quite impressive for a family car of the sedan and station wagon types.
Given that it has not been mass-produced, there is still little information about the innards of the engine used by Peugeot on this Peugeout 508 PSE. Later, mass production will be carried out in Mulhouse, France.
From the official Peugeot statement, this four-wheel drive car is powered by a combustion engine with two electric motors at the front and rear of the car. The traction force offered is even more optimal.
For convenience, there are three driving modes that can be adjusted according to your needs, such as Sport, Comfort, and Hybrid.
Peugeot 508 PSE exterior
For both sedans and station wagons, the Peugeot 508 PSE has a special color known as Selenium Gray with a few bright green touches which signifies an environmentally friendly car.
Some carbon parts are also present in certain parts, for example the rearview mirror cover which brings a sportier feel to the Peugeot 508 PSE.
While the lights are already using LEDs. As an identity for the DRL lights on the front, it looks like a ferocious lion’s fangs, while the taillights are three rows like a lion’s claw.
Then, the front bumper has a sharp design with the air scoop as aerodynamics, as well as directing air into the engine room.
There is also the addition of side skirts on the sides. The rear does not use a spoiler, but it still feels sporty thanks to the air diffuser.
Going down to the legs, this car is equipped with dual tone alloy rims measuring 20 inches, with green brake calipers, and a brake disc diameter of 380 millimeters.
Peugeot 508 PSE interior
The interior color of the Peugeot 508 PSE is predominantly black or the so-called Onyx Black with a touch of Kryptonite green like on the exterior.
The luxury as a sedan and station wagon is even more pronounced thanks to the use of Alcantara material in almost all of the cabin, from the seats, steering wheel, dashboard, door trim, to the A, B and C pillars.
Peugeot i-Cockpit technology has been applied to this car. The Peugeot i-Cockpit is useful for easy driver access to AC settings, audio, vehicle parameters, telephone and car applications.
For the security system, there are six airbags and ISOFIX, and that is also added to the braking system with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) technology, Electronic Brakeforce Bistribution (EBD), and Emergency Break Assist (EBA).
Apart from that, there are definitely many state-of-the-art safety and security features packed into this Peugeot 508 PSE.
Considering its distant relatives, namely the Peugeot 3008 and Peugeot 5008 which are already present in Indonesia from Astra Peugeot pocketing a five-star security system, the highest ranking from the Euro NCAP (European New Car Assessment Program).