Peugeot 508 (w/ Gallery)Tue, 13 Jul 2010 00:00:00 -0700
The new Peugeot 508, previewed by the 5byPeugeot Geneva show car earlier this year, is the replacement for the D-segment 407 and the larger E-segment 607.
The 508 retains many of the design themes of the concept: a more restrained grille outline, diving headlamp graphic and embossed lion emblem surface convey a similar DRG. The sedan's three-light DLO is also intact as is the trunk lid's unusually high-set trim highlight, although the taillamps have lost their body color inserts. The wagon variant is 3mm longer than the sedan at 4810mm, its wide, square load aperture appearing to favor practicality over some of its rivals' 'lifestyle' remit. It would also appear the translation from show car to production car has resulted in a loss of surface tension and carefully considered stance, the 508 seeming rather bloated in comparison.
The solitary interior CAD image shows a restrained design, with a wing-like upper dash surface, brushed metallic inserts and dials. The gear selector appears to incorporate an illuminated bevel near its base.
Photo Gallery: Peugeot 508