Peugeot 508 GT Facelift 56

The facelifted Peugeot 508 will be the next car that Malaysian Peugeot distributor Nasim will introduce in Malaysia. This diesel-powered 508 GT variant is being previewed at East Atrium of Mid Valley Megamall this week.

According to the spec sheets, the 508 GT is powered by a 2.2 litre four-cylinder turbodiesel, so it looks like we won’t get the new 180 hp 2.0 litre BlueHDi engine. No loss, because the 2.2 litre is the most powerful diesel on offer so far. Mated to a six-speed automatic gearbox, it hits the 100 km/h mark in 8.4 seconds thanks to 204 hp and 450 Nm of torque from as low as 2,000 rpm.

The interior may look the same at first glance, but but upon closer inspection, the iDrive-style controller is gone, and in its place is a new storage box with lid. This addresses one of the few complaints we have about the 508 – the lack of cabin storage spaces. How do you control the infotainment system then? With your finger – the seven-inch display is now a touch screen.

The spec sheet on the stand next to the car mentions an estimated price of RM205,000 for the 508 GT sedan, about RM5k more than the current car. The pre-facelifted 508 range offered both sedan and SW wagon body styles – will the latter continue to be offered with the facelifted range?