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Besides the entries from Daimler, Volkswagen and Renault/Dacia, Peugeot has also sent a green model to the Challenge Bibendum in Shanghai. The model is the Peugeot 307 Hybride, which matches a hybrid system to a diesel engine that is certified to run on biodiesel in blends up to B30 (ok, PSA: Put it on sale, maintenant!).

Don't be too surprised that the French are surrendering an early peek at the latest plans they're hatching. Peugeot's replacement for the 307 is expected to debut at Frankfurt. Imaginatively labeled 308, it'll hit the market as a 2008 model, first as three- and five-door hatchbacks, followed by hardtop convertible and wagon bodystyles a year later. A soft-road version (front-wheel-drive only) and a 210-hp hot RC variant are anticipated as well.