• Mar 3rd 2010 at 7:19PM
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5 by Peugeot – Click above for high-res image gallery

Ze Germans may be known for their efficiency, but try this on for size: French automaker Peugeot is gearing up to replace two sedans with – wait for it – just one! Feigned enthusiasm aside, this is the one that stands to take the job, and it's a pretty sharp looking sedan.

More telling, however, though dubbed a concept car, the 5 by Peugeot looks fairly close to production-ready status, especially compared to design studies like the RC HyMotion4 concept, another four-door concept from Peugeot unveiled at the Paris Motor Show in 2008. Oh, and we're disregarding the lack of any interior on this show car.

We expect a production version of the 5 by Peugeot to replace both the 407 and 607 within the next couple of years. In the meantime – particularly since Peugeot doesn't market in North America – you can take a closer look in the gallery below.

Photos by Noah Joseph / Copyright ©2010 Weblogs, Inc.

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      • 5 Years Ago
      I wouldn't judge it so fast. Imo that side profile looks great and i don't seem them changing anything there and i do like the back too.
      Put yeah it's nothing amazing(of course as it's taking 407 place, the price shouldn't be amazing either). Front needs some gimmicky... example those headlights...

      Aren't they really going to build successor for 607? I see(or saw) more 607's than 407's in here North Europe. While it's of course as old as WW1 it wasen't a bad car. I even test drived it back then when it was new.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Makes sense to roll the 407 and 607 into one model, since the latter was such a slow seller in most markets. Of course, the reason it was so invisible was because it was big, bland, and anodyne. Just like the 5 concept... which kind of defeats the point.

      Why is it that the French are so consistently unable to produce a full-size sedan with some personality? The Citroen CX was that last one I can remember. Meanwhile, their compacts are some of the neatest, funkiest things on the market. Go figure.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Those headlights pike my interest.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Curve - I couldn't disagree more. The reality is that wind tunnel tuning of any design results in a profile that is relatively uniform across makes within certain size classes. Compound that with the fact that car buyers are notoriously conservative in the mass market where this car would compete, and this "mediocre" design looks more like a winner that your pronouncement would lead anyone to believe. PSA can't afford adventurous failures if it to survive. Adventure will be left to Citroen, mass appeal to Peugeot.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I see your point, but remain indifferent. I just wouldn't buy a product like this.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I like it, though I'm sure it's only for the headlights/taillights. Once they get productionized, the whole car is gonna be bland... I can just tell.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Well i'm from Europe and Peugeot has got a large history when it comes to saloons. They make saloons waaay before KIA did...
      When looking at the design of this 5, that will become the 508 in the future, than you can recognize the lines from older models. The front and back are an evolution from the current 407. Looks like they come back to the number 5 since the 504 and 505 from the sixties and eighties.
      • 5 Years Ago
      A sensible looking Peugeot for once? Imagine that. Not exactly a looker in my books though. Oh and the Ford Taurus called. It wants its rear end back.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Kinda have a kia feel...
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