Peugeot is getting ready to replace its aging saloons, the 407 and 607, with one single model, the upcoming 508. Up until a few days ago, nothing certain was known about the next sedan, only that it will take on the D segment and sport some kind of hybrid setup.
Now though the French company officially revealed the “5 by Peugeot” concept model, which will no doubt preview the production version of the future 508 sedan. Although still bearing some classic concept styling tweaks, like the emphasized headlights, overall you can expect many of its features to make it on the final car that rolls off the assembly line.
Under the bonnet, the 5 by Peugeot sports a diesel hybrid setup, with a 163 HP 2.0-liter HDI FAP combustion engine being mated to a 37 HP electric motor. As such, 200 HP are sent through the Hybrid4 setup to all of the wheels. The technology also allows the 5 concept to run on the electric power alone for a certain, undisclosed distance. The result of this hybrid setup? A fuel economy of 74.3 mpg and 99 g/km of CO2 emissions.
Overall, the new concept looks pretty good, borrowing a few things from the SR1 sportscar concept we saw earlier this year. Take a look for yourselves in the photo gallery below and then share your thoughts about it in the comment box below.
Photo Gallery: 5 by Peugeot Concept
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