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Peugeot 508 Estate (SW) ‘AllRoad’ Spied

Wed, 09 Feb 2011

Peugeot 508 SW 'Allroad'

We’re only just starting to see the Peugeot 508 – the replacement for both the 407 and 607 – hitting roads in Europe, but already we’re starting to see evidence that Peugeot aren’t going to be settling for just the Saloon and the Estate.

It looks like Peugeot are intending having a crack at Audi and their Allroad A6 if the spy photo we grabbed is anything to go by. But if this is 4WD – and it almost certainly is – what sort of 4WD is it running?

The most likely solution to what could propel a 508 Allroad (we’re not sure what else we can call it) would be Peugeot’s new Hybrid setup, destined to find its way in to the very able 3008 shortly.

That hybrid solution features the 163HDi lump to run the front wheels and a 37bhp electric motor providing extra oomph – and extra traction – to the back wheels. That setup offers 200bhp with CO2 figures of 99g/km and up to 70mpg in the 3008.

Even in the bigger and heavier 508 estate that hybrid setup should offer decent performance and decent economy with tax-busting emissions to boot.

Sounds very promising.

By Cars UK