2012 Peugeot 508 RXH Diesel Hybrid to Debut at Frankfurt [Gallery]

The 2012 Peugeot 508 RXH diesel-electric hybrid has been officially revealed ahead of its world debut at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show in September.

  • Peugeot 508 RXH. Photo: PeugeotPeugeot 508 RXH. Photo: Peugeot
  • Peugeot 508 RXH. Photo: PeugeotPeugeot 508 RXH. Photo: Peugeot
  • Peugeot 508 RXH. Photo: PeugeotPeugeot 508 RXH. Photo: Peugeot
  • Peugeot 508 RXH. Photo: PeugeotPeugeot 508 RXH. Photo: Peugeot

Full hybrid diesel-electric and distinctive allure combine to offer an original view of the all road world and enhanced driving pleasure: the new Peugeot 508 RXH. This vehicle, unveiled in preview today, embodies a modern and original upmarket approach for Peugeot.

The style of the 508 RXH and its innovative HYbrid4 drive unit provide features allowing it to combine freedom and driving pleasure in a form never seen before in the segment.

After the launch of the 508 Saloon and SW in spring 2011, acclaimed for its styling elegance, its presence and its high-level build-quality and attention to detail, the 508 RXH again raises the profile of the entire Peugeot brand reinforcing its technological lead.

Its posture and its specific design immediately place it in the all road world. Unique, refined, raised, widened, it is also distinguished by a singular visual signature, with its distinctive LED lights visible both at day and night, giving an impression of three vertical ‘lions’ claws on each side of its ‘floating’ grille, the style of which is even more striking.

To reinforce its exclusive character, the interior of the 508 RXH benefits from special features with distinctive colours and luxurious materials, like its premium quality interior and upholstery.

Its unique level of trim and equipment is coherent with the top-of-the-range and technological positioning of the vehicle. Richly equipped as standard (keyless entry system, electric front seats, head up display, 18″ wheels, panoramic glass roof, dark-tinted acoustic laminated side windows, latest audio generation and satellite navigation unit), it welcomes its occupants with care, refinement and a high level of comfort.

Equipped with the 2.0 l HDi FAP HYbrid4 drive train, the world first full hybrid diesel-electric engine, the 508 RXH extends driving pleasure and freedom to travel anywhere on all roads. With a maximum power of 147 kW (200 bhp), four-wheel drive and a maximum torque of 450 Nm, the 508 RXH has been designed to adapt to all uses, in a spectrum of conditions.

Furthermore, it opens up new perspectives in the segment, offering a ZEV 100% electric mode, ideal for driving in town and for reducing consumption in the combined cycle to 4.2 l/100 km, with emissions of 109 g/km of CO2*.

After the nearly launch of the 3008 HYbrid4, the Peugeot brand will continue its innovative strategy, combining driving sensations and advanced environmental developments, extending HYbrid4 technology to other models.

The 508 RXH will be unveiled as a world premiere at the Frankfurt International Motor Show in September 2011, and will be on sale in spring 2012. [via AutoBlog]

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