Peugeot 508 was awarded as “the most beautiful car of the year 2018” by the International Motor Show in France. Thus, the sedan inherits the Alpine A110, Alfa Romeo Giulia and Renault Talisman, which won the prize in the previous 3 years.
The competition started nearly two months ago, taking place in 4 stages. In each of them, the car with the lowest number of voices dropped out of the chart. Then the voices were resolved and the choice started from the beginning.
In the end, Peugeot 508 won 34.2% of the vote, ahead of Mercedes-Benz A-Class got 27.78%, Range Rover Evoque won 18.68% and DS 3 Crossback got 18.31%. Previously, Jeep Wrangler, Fiat 500X and Kia ProCeed were dropped from the voting.
Apart from a sedan, the Peugeot 508 is also available as a wagon. Car prices in France start at 32,300 USD.
The Peugeot 508 is a large family car launched in 2011 by French automaker Peugeot and followed by the 508 SW, an estate version, in March 2011. The 508 saloon is 4.79 m long, while the 508 SW (estate) is 4.81 m long. Compared to the Peugeot 407, the 508 has a shorter front overhang and a longer rear passenger compartment.
The award for the most beautiful interior was taken by the new Range Rover Evoque, and the Ferrari Monza SP2 was declared the supercar of the year.