• Nov 23, 2009

Peugeot RC HyMotion4 concept – Click above for high-res image gallery

The French may not be known for their efficiency as much as, say, ze Germans, but according to the latest reports from across the Pond, Peugeot is reportedly looking at merging two weak product lines into one new sedan. The models in question are the 407 and 607, two saloons that may intrigue from this side of the Atlantic but haven't exactly been runaway successes with those who can pick them up at their local dealership. As a result, parent company PSA's new president Philippe Varin has reportedly confirmed that both models will be integrated into one new successor to be called the 508.

The last time Peugeot used the 50X model designation was with the 505 of 1979. Although we have no idea at this point what the new 508 will be like, we're expecting it to be unveiled in concept form at the 2010 Paris Auto Salon before its production introduction at Geneva in 2011.



[Source: Le Blog Auto]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      When you see Peugeot's everyday you realise that their design's really aren't that interesting, or as Clarkson says, 'they're just rubbish'.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Anybody see some resemblances to the shape of the Audi R8 in this concept?
        • 5 Years Ago
        NO, The same thing is they have 4 wheels stance.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I was thinking the same thing, it's the R8's big brother, or sister...anyway, I think the same.
      • 5 Years Ago
      It looks the exact same in the front anyway, since you can't see the back that much, and then it's been stretched in the middle...
      • 5 Years Ago
      If anything can be said about Peugeot, is that their production cars never look even remotely as good as their concept cars.

      Previous 10 or so years Peugeot's design philosophy has been "nnnhuuuge lights, even bigger grille".
        • 5 Years Ago
        I agree. Haven't cared much for Peugeot's road cars aesthetically of late, although the 408 looks pretty good.
      • 5 Years Ago
      This car is dead sexy, I actually like something french now
      • 5 Years Ago
      Very nice design. I think my heart stops beating already, because it's gorgeous.
      • 5 Years Ago
      bravo.
      • 5 Years Ago
      See, Porsche?, Aston Martin?, like this next time. Not too hard really.
        • 5 Years Ago
        no. Porsche's vision of the Panamera was perfect , too bad Wiedeking f*cked up the back. the Rapide is boring, the DB9 design is getting old.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Nothing wrong with the Rapide, but I did see mi first Panamera on the road yesterday, and no, it doesn't look any better. Its extreme low height and width are striking though.

      • 5 Years Ago
      Fact #1: contrary to the 607, the 407 has sold reasonably well in Europe.
      Fact #2: Peugeot can make a production model almost identical to a concept (see the RCZ).
      Fact #3: the 508 will look nowhere near the concept on the photo.
      • 5 Years Ago
      OMG, why don't we get cool cars like this?
      • 5 Years Ago
      that main image: does anyone else see the resemblance to a possible 4-door Audi R8?
      • 5 Years Ago
      It's gorgeous!
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