Peugeot 508 facelift seen for the first time

Images of Peugeot's 508 facelift have been leaked to the motoring press, and drivers in the UK can look forward to a subtle refresh to what was already a very attractive car.

The picture reveals a wider and shorted front grille similar to that found on the new 308, with stepped headlights sitting either side – borrowed from the 2008 crossover. The front fog lights are finished with an elegant chrome frame, and overall the aesthetic reflects Peugeot's new design signature.

Little is known about the incoming model's interior styling, but it is expected to follow the lead of the 308's i-Cockpit. The French brand describes the futuristic cabin as “a bold interior based on sensory technology and purity of design", which suggest a clean layout featuring plenty of advanced technology. A large touchscreen will likely lead the car's functions, removing the need for numerous buttons and switches.

Reports are that the manufacturer will offer a selection of new engines, including Peugeot's new 1.6- and 2.0-litre BlueHDi diesel units. The most economical gives over 70mpg, and CO2 emissions drop to below 99g/km. Buyers may also have access to a 1.2-litre e-THP petrol, as well as an updated Hybrid4 version.

Full details on the new 508 are expected from Peugeot in June, and Charles Hurst will be among the first to release them. To explore the carmaker's complete vehicle family, enquire with our Belfast team to schedule a test drive.e vehicle family, enquire with our Belfast team to schedule a test drive.