The Peugeot 508 range is set to grow, joined by this Audi Allroad style wagon called the 508 RXH, previewed here ahead of a Frankfurt debut.
The Peugeot 508 RXH will become one of the world’s most fuel efficient off-road vehicles when it goes on sale in Europe in the second quarter of 2012. The automaker, which likes to position its cars as stylish and efficient yet cheaper alternatives to the likes of brands like VW, is the first to offer this kind of hybrid technology in the marketplace.
In addition to riding higher than the 508 wagon, the RXH is also wider. Up front the 508 RXH gets Peugeot’s new floating front grille and a set of LED daytime running lights intended to mimic “lion claws”.
The most CO2-effective 508 SW expels a very respectable 116g/km of from its tailpipe, thanks to the latest diesel engine and Stop/Start tech, developing 112bhp for forward motion. And while this 112bhp motor is plenty up to the driving task at hand, you couldn’t call it quick. However, the car features a 2.0 liter HDi diesel engine that is connected to the electric one. It has a total of 200 bhp.
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.
The Peugeot 508 RXH targets the Audi A4 Allroad Quattro — at least stylistically.
The 508 RXH is set to hit European showrooms early next year, with an official unveiling due for September’s Frankfurt Motor Show.