Sitting beneath the touchscreen is a row of piano style toggles that offer a nice balance for those who enjoy the mixture of hard and touch-sensitive buttons. The combination of the two work well together and after a bit of time, it soon becomes second nature.
Comfort levels were very high from the Mistral tri-material ‘Imila’ leather effect and ‘Brumeo’ cloth, so longer journeys would not be a struggle.
The overall layout is very similar to what we saw during our Peugeot e-2008 review, but on reflection, it actually looks much more at home here.
Perhaps it was the raised driving position in the latter, but the way you sit slightly deeper in the 508 means everything is angled towards you more naturally and it just felt like a good place to be.
Peugeot have created a cabin that feels nicely compact. The small steering wheel, lower driving position and large centre console separates the driver away from the passenger. You do get the sense that you’re almost divided into two separate cabins and not sitting on top of one another in the front – which I quite enjoyed, though this is of course personal preference!
If we were to have one small (and we’re being picky here!) complaint, it would be the driving mode switch, which has been placed just behind the gear selector. It looks fine from a design perspective, but when it comes to actually using it, you have to arc your hand underneath and around when driving. It takes a bit of getting used but if you’re someone who plans to constantly change through the driving modes, it may be something you notice.