Peugeot's new 508 revealed

* Computer images reveal look of car * 407 replacement on sale early 2011 * Hybrid version planned...

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What Car? Staff
07 April 2010

These computer-generated images give a hint of what Peugeot's replacement for the 407 family car could look like.

Our images are based on the '5 by Peugeot' concept car that was revealed at the Geneva motor show last month.

The grille, headlamps and prominent badge are all elements that we think will remain on the finished car that's likely to appear at the Paris motor show this autumn.

Hybrid version planned
The '5 by Peugeot' concept car used the hybrid powertrain first employed in the 3008 Hybrid4. With a 163bhp 2.0-litre diesel engine and a 37bhp electric motor, the system gives the concept car average fuel consumption of 74.3mpg and emissions of just 99g/km.

More photos of Peugeot's 508
> Computer image 1: click to enlarge
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> Computer image 3: click to enlarge
Although conventional petrol- and diesel-powered models will make up the bulk of sales, a hybrid will eventually be available. The 3008 is scheduled to be the first car in the family to get the technology when it goes on sale in the summer of 2011.

Sales of the 407 replacement, which is expected to be called 508, will start early next year and will go up against vehicles such as the Ford Mondeo, Renault Laguna and Vauxhall Insignia.