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2012 Peugeot 508 GT Touring now available in Australia

Up until now, the Peugeot 508 GT, with the high-output HDi turbo-diesel engine, has only been available in sedan format. Welcome to the 2012 Peugeot 508 GT Touring.

Featuring the same GT character, with various sporty highlights and up-market details, the Peugeot 508 GT Touring comes with the 2.2-litre turbo-diesel HDi four-cylinder engine. It produces 150kW of power and 450Nm of torque, and is capable of sprinting from 0-100km/h in 8.4 seconds (8.2 seconds in the sedan).

Like the sedan, the GT Touring comes with the GT-exclusive double wishbone front suspension instead of the Macpherson struts used on all other 508 variants.

The GT Touring also gets 18-inch alloy wheels, a colour head-up display, electric front seats with driver memory functions, and adaptive main beam directional bi-Xenon auto height adjustment headlights.

All options are consistent with the 508 GT sedan options, only the Touring is available with an optional $1000 electric tailgate.

Head over to our 2012 Peugeot 508 GT review for more details.

Prices for the 2012 Peugeot 508 range is as follows (excluding on-road costs):

2012 Peugeot 508 Sedan
Active 1.6T petrol: $36,990
Active 1.6-litre e-HDI: $37,490
Allure 1.6T petrol: $39,490
Allure 2.0 litre HDI: $42,990
GT 2.2-litre HDI: $52,990

2012 Peugeot 508 Touring
Allure 1.6T Petrol: $42,490
Allure Touring 2.0-litre HDI: $45,990
GT Touring 2.2-litre HDI: $55,990

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.