The next-generation Peugeot 508 is likely to be launched in 2017 and will feature autonomous driving features, says a new report from Autocar. If this is the case, the Peugeot 508 will become PSA Peugeot Citroen’s first car to be offered in the market with this feature. However, the 508 most likely won’t be a fully autonomous car.
Citing a conversation with Carlos Tavares, Chairman of the group’s Managing Board, the report suggests that the all-new 508 would be semi-autonomous, or highly-autonomous at the most. The Chairman says that the autonomous driving technologies offered could transform return driving from weekend country-side from frustration to quality time, hinting that autonomous city-driving may not be offered on the car.
Currently the 508 is offered in both sedan and estate body styles, and the next-generation model is also likely to be offered in both. The Peugeot 508 received a facelift last year and is expected to receive another nip and tuck before the arrival of the second-generation model in 2017.