Peugeot 508 to pioneer eHDi and HYbrid4 technology
The Peugeot 508 will be available in two body styles: a Saloon (with a length of 4.79m) and a SW (4.81m). Both models will be revealed to the public in October at the Paris Motor Show, prior to going on sale.
On the outside, Peugeot promises a new design look, full of "French chic", while the interior combines hi-tech with the use of high quality materials.
Of prime importance will be the broad range of highly efficient engines which, along with weight reductions and improved aerodynamics, will help bring about low fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. All engines will benefit from the latest engine technology including Peugeot's new e-HDi stop and start system. This is the first of the new generation of stop and start systems, which offers improved driveability and economy enhancements of up to 15%.
After launch, Peugeot's HYbrid4 technology will become available on the 508 and will provide 200bhp performance with all-wheel drive and emissions of 99g/km of CO2 or zero in electric mode.
Utilising the PSA Group's platform 3, the 508 will be produced in Rennes in France, for the European market and in 2011 in China, for the Chinese market.For more of the latest industry news, click here.