The French carmaker released the first official photos of the production model that will carry the RXH moniker, ahead of its world premiere at the Frankfurt International Motor Show in September of 2011. RHX is a new variant of the gorgeous Peugeot 508. Powered by a HYbrid4 diesel-electric system, the car is something between a crossover and an estate.
The all-wheel-drive Peugeot 508 RHX gets the same 2.0 l HDi FAP HYbrid4 drive train as the 3008 hybrid, with 147 kW (200 bhp), and a maximum torque of 450 Nm. The hybrid setup allows the 508 RXH to run on pure electric mode with zero emissions. The French automaker says the high-riding estate model returns a combined fuel economy of 4.2 lt/100km (55.9mpg US or 67.2 mpg UK) with emissions of 109 g/km of CO2.
The new model RXH is based on the estate version of Peugeot’s mid-size model, which was presented last year and is also available as a four-door sedan.
Peugeot 508 RXH features a raised suspension, and will come with distinctive LED lights incorporated in the front bumper. Peugeot also states the obvious when highlighting that the car will be a bit wider (wheel arch extensions) and distinctive colors.
Standard features will include Open & Go system, electric front seats, head up display, 18 inch wheels, a panoramic glass roof and the latest generation audio and satellite navigation unit.
Special features are also addet to the interior too with distinctive colours and luxurious materials, like its premium quality interior and upholstery.
For the moment no pricing information has been made available, nor do we know if this will be a limited-production model like the 3008 HYbrid4, but we can tell you that it will be shown in Frankfurt and will hit showrooms early next year.
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