The Peugeot 508 heralds a new design direction for Peugeot, with exterior styling taken from the SR1 concept car and becomes only the second model after the RCZ coupe to use the updated Lion badge.
Peugeot recently revealed a range of petrol and diesel engines for the Peugeot 508 with output ranging from 112 to 204bhp, but the French manufacturer has also revealed a road tax-exempt 99g/km model will be released complete with the new HYbrid4 technology.
Despite the low emissions, the hybrid model will offer 200bhp – 163bhp from a 2.0-litre diesel and a 37bhp electric motor – and four-wheel drive when it arrives.
Peugeot will test the technology in its first hybrid model, the 3008 crossover. It too will use the 2.0-litre HDi engine to drive the front wheels and the electric motor for the rear wheels when it arrives in Autumn 2011.
Joining the estate and saloon versions of Peugeot’s 508 will be a host of low-CO2 technology, including the eagerly awaited Peugeot iOn all-electric five-door city car, complete with four seats and a 90 mile range. The iOn will be available as a lease-only vehicle from early next year.
Alongside the iOn will be Peugeot’s e-Satelis electric scooter concept, a rival to similar concept scooters from smart and BMW.
Finally, Peugeot has hinted another production car or concept will be appearing at the Paris Motor Show, but no details will be available ahead of the reveal.
Describing the reveal as a ‘surprise’, Peugeot will make the announcement on the first press day of the Paris Motor Show on 30 September, where Perrys will be on hand to report all the news as it happens.