Peugeot release details of 508 RXH Diesel Electric Hybrid

Peugeot has released details of the new Peugeot 508 RXH, an exclusive
new all-road diesel-electric hybrid which will receive its world
premiere at the Frankfurt International Motor Show in September. Since
the launch of the new 508 saloon and SW this spring, the new range has
been applauded by journalists and customers alike for its styling
elegance and its build-quality. The 508 RXH now further raises the
profile of the Peugeot brand and reinforces its technological and
environmental lead.

The 508 RXH is equipped with Peugeot’s new 2.0 l HDi FAP HYbrid4 drive
train, a world first when it features in the 3008 Hybrid4 later this
year. This diesel-electric hybrid drive unit offers a maximum power of
200 bhp, four-wheel drive capabilities and a maximum torque of 450 Nm. A
zero-emissions-vehicle (ZEV), the 100% electric mode kicks in to start
the vehicle and when driving in town. Once the diesel engine comes
alive, the RXH boasts consumption figures of 4.2 l/100 km (combined
cycle), with emissions as low as 109g/km of CO2.

The 508 RXH’s posture and design immediately place it in the world of
luxury all-wheel drive vehicles. Higher and wider than the 508 SW, the
RXH sports the same distinctive floating grille as the saloon and SW
with added LED lights on each side, visible both at day and night,
giving an impression of three vertical ‘lions’ claws.

To reinforce its exclusive character, the 508 RXH benefits from a
premium quality interior and upholstery. Richly equipped, standard
features include Open & Go keyless entry, electric front seats, head up
display, 18″ wheels, panoramic glass roof, dark-tinted acoustic
laminated side windows, latest generation audio and satellite navigation

Following the launch of the 3008 HYbrid4 later this year and the launch
of the 508 RXH in spring 2012 the Peugeot Marque will extend HYbrid4
diesel hybrid technology to other models.