The Peugeot 508 provides the perfect vehicle for those long shifts behind the wheel
(PRWEB) May 07, 2011
This year represents a truly incredible 12 months for Peugeot as the stunning new 508 hits the roads, providing another prime example of cutting edge technology at its best. The great news for taxi drivers is that Cab Direct have secured an exclusive deal with Peugeot, offering the superb 508 SR taxi for sale at an incredible price of just £69.95 weekly + VAT.
Peugeot's all-new 508 is a sparkling replacement for the firm’s 407 and 607 models. With comfort and quality to the fore, it’s set to quickly become a favourite with taxi drivers across the UK. The 508 is bigger, better quality, lower CO2, smoother riding, more agile and quieter than its predecessor. Above all the 508 offers remarkable fuel economy thanks to Peugeot’s super efficient e-HDi diesel engine – providing better value for the UK’s hard working cabbie.
The 508 ushers the era of e-HDi Stop and Start technology for the marque. Rapid, efficient and silent, e-HDi achieves reduced fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by up to 15% in town. The e-HDi will be mated to the 1.6-litre HDi FAP engine coupled with the electronically controlled six-speed manual gearbox - a big plus for taxi drivers with an eye on fuel efficiency.
Other new engines include a normally aspirated 120bhp 1.6-litre, a 156bhp turbocharged version, and a revised version of the 2.0-litre diesel.
Space & Practicality
Practicality is top of the list for most cab drivers and that’s where the Peugeot 508 really delivers for the taxi trade. It offers plenty of head and legroom for passengers and also boasts a bumper load area in the boot - ideal for those hotel or airport runs.
Although a substantial car, steering is quick, precise and intuitive. Plus, more importantly, when you’re a taxi driver spending long hours behind the wheel, the interior is quiet and comfortable too.
Wide use of high quality materials is accompanied by a class-leading main switchgear. From a tactile perspective the 508’s thick wheel and hugging seats put the driver in a reassuring position, surrounded by the latest engine and driver infotainment technology.
The dashboard and cabin all feel very businesslike, using dark, sharply trimmed materials that purvey a sense of solidity and purpose, while key functions are grouped tidily together and surrounded by fine silvers of chrome trim. All buttons and control rotors work with a satisfying, precise click, and the colour head-up display is among the most advanced on the market.
There are five equipment grades, each with a fantastic spec. Entry-level models have daytime running lights, air conditioning, CD/radio and USB socket and steel wheels with eye-catching trims. Going up a grade you can choose from Active, SR and Allure models, each of which adds its own step up in equipment, style and comfort.
Welcome Addition for Cab Direct
Cab Direct’s taxi trade excusive deal offers the impressively high spec e-HDi SR model at a truly unbelievable price. SR equipment includes Peugeot connect navigation with Bluetooth, an ultrasonic alarm, 16" alloy wheels, a 7” colour screen and the latest safety technology. And at only £69.95 weekly + VAT with no tax in the first year and outstanding efficiency for its class, it’s guaranteed to save you money too. In short the 508 provides the perfect vehicle for those long shifts behind the wheel.
For more information on the Peugeot 508 taxi, call Cab Direct free on 0800 916 3021, email info(at)cabdirect(dot)com or click Peugeot 508 Taxi here.