Peugeot 508 rolling of the line in China

Published on February 25, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter

Production of the Chinese Peugeot 508 has started. The 508 sedan is made in China by the Dongfeng-Peugeot-Citroën joint venture. The 508 will debut at the Shanghai Auto Show in April.

Engines are different than in Europe, no diesels but bigger patrols: 2.0 and 2.3. Peugeot is said to be considering a 3.0 V6 especially for the Chinese car market. In Europe the 508 has to to with various 1.6 patrol engines, those don’t sell in China in a big car as the 508. Big car = Big engine, so the Chinese still believe.

Car on pics brandnew Dongfeng-Peugeot 508’s fresh from the line, seen parked near the factory.

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