The big saloon, rebooted Not so big and no longer strictly a saloon, but the new 508 is all the better for its long-overdue sharpening up. By Phil McNamara
WHAT'S FRENCH FOR Groundhog Day? There are plenty of good reasons why new-car buyers keep rejecting big French saloons. They tend to look bland, lack dynamism and lose value quickly.
Renault simply stopped bringing them to the UK, but here comes Peugeot’s latest attempt to break out of that jour de la marmotte.
The new 508 might just succeed in rewriting the script, not least because it isn’t that big, it isn’t actually a saloon and it looks far from bland.