Peugeot 508 SpiedSun, 27 Jun 2010 00:00:00 -0700
The Peugeot 508 caught in Madrid
We first reported that Peugeot were planning on dumping the 407 and 607 and replacing them with a car pitched somewhere in between – the Peugeot 508 – back in November. Which makes sense. The big French cars never sell anywhere other than France and the 407 needs to go a bit more upmarket to keep up with the competition.
Next up was the teaser for the 508 – the 5 by Peugeot Concept – which made an appearance at Geneva at the start of 2010. But now we have a spy shot of what looks like a finished 508 taken in Madrid, by Spanish site 1minutocoches. Which probably points to a debut at the Paris Motor Show this year, although Moscow in August is also possible.
The Peugeot 508 will probably be the same under the skin as the Citroen C5 and will get the regular raft of petrol and diesel engines. It also seems likely the 508 will get Peugeot’s Hybrid4 system – which is also planned for the 3008 and RCZ – which sticks a battery and electric motor on the back wheels for on-demand 4 wheel drive.
The Peugeot 508 looks promising. There’ll be more detail soon.
By Cars UK