Peugeot has revealed images of its all-new 2011 Peugeot 508, based on the "5 by Peugeot" concept which made its first appearance at March's Geneva Motor Show and has been designed as the successor to both the outgoing 407 and 607 models.
The model will be built in sedan version and will be called GT and in SportWagon version.
The 508 measures 4.7m, which means that the car is around 25mm longer than the 407 saloon and 200mm shorter than the larger 607. The 4.81m estate version will be close to 50mm longer than the current 407 SW.
The 508 previews Peugeot's new design language, highlighted by an Audi R8-style trapezoidal front grille, twin lion/text Peugeot badging system, wide-flanking headlamps and a broad shoulder-line running the length of the vehicle.
The 508 has lost the LED tube headlights, flared wheel arches and many of the elegant curves of the 5 by Peugeot concept, but has replaced them with more athletic, sporting angles and slimmer intakes.
Peugeot is yet to reveal specific details about the 508, but earlier confirmed that every diesel engine will use Peugeot-Citroen's e-HDi system and include a start/stop engine system, and a Hybrid4 diesel flagship with lithium-ion battery technology.
The car will get the usual range of 1.6 petrol turbo engines shared with Citroen and MINI, a 119 kW (160 bhp / 162 PS) 2.0 HDI and a 177 kW (237 bhp / 240 PS).
The 5 by Peugeot concept combined a 120kW diesel engine with a 27kW electric motor and four-wheel drive on-demand for combined cycle consumption and CO2 emissions of 3.8 litres/100km and 99g/km respectively.
All engines of this model will meet the Euro5 standards. The 2.2-liter diesel unit will be removed from the range. In the range of gasoline engines, the model will have a V6 3.0-liter unit that develops 240 HP and a 1.6-liter turbo unit will deliver 156 HP.
The sedan is expected to debut at the upcoming 2010 Paris International Motor Show in October, while the wagon will come at a later stage.
European sales of the 2011 Peugeot 508 are expected to begin early next year, with UK sales scheduled for early 2011.
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