With the revolutionary zeal historically associated with the French, the latest Peugeot 508 has been transformed from a staid four-door saloon into a striking and low-slung five-door coupé.
Peugeot calls it a fastback, the very term evoking associations with the dashing Jaguar E-Type and Ford Mustang.
Neat styling touches include frameless side windows and daytime running lights that drip down vertically into the front bumper. Meanwhile, the rear lights are enclosed within a horizontal bar that runs the full width of the car.
It all ensures the 508 exchanges its middle management image for bang-on-trend, Volkswagen Arteon-style modernity, and should help it appeal to those looking for something a little different in the executive car class.
Peugeot will no doubt be delighted if the 508 is half as successful as those models, given the strength of the exec opposition from both mainstream and prestige brands.
In this review, we'll look at how the 508 stacks up. Or to see how much you can save on a new Peugeot, go to our New Car Buying site.