Peugeot recently revealed images of their spiritual successor to the 607, the 508 RXH crossover.This car will be positioned at the top end of the 508’s line up when it go on the market in mid-2012.
This RXH makes use of Peugeot’s latest 2.0 litre diesel engine powering the front wheels and an electric motor powering the rear wheels. The overall result is a car producing a total of 197bhp and 450Nm of torque.With this power also come outstanding fuel economy for a car of this size, 67.2mpg on a combined cycle and 109g/km of CO2.
Peugeot has raised the suspension in a bid to enable the car to be more capable off-road, as well as adding black cladding to the bottom part of the car. The end result is a car that will be a direct rival to the Audi A6 Allroad. The RXH will be revealed at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September.
My only concern is whether this RXH model will replace their 3.0 V6 HDi engine as their flagship model, because frankly the best part about Peugeot flagships are their purring V6 engines. A hybrid does not really deserve the title as flagship for such a car.