Car Review Peugeot 508 RXH Flush the Fashion

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Car Review: Peugeot 508 RXH

The Peugeot 508 RXH Electric Hybrid is a bit different your normal car. is a lot of clever technology happening out of and it takes a bit of getting used to

On the motorway it is very good, the is soft and it will cruise smoothly and peacefully. For a big car (and the 508 is big) the steering is surprisingly and it can manoeuvre quickly should the arise.

The Peugeot 508 RXH shares its 2.0-litre turbodiesel engine / electric motor set up with the Hybrid 4, and it s also found in the DS5. It has an automated-manual gearbox, the electric motor adds to smooth lunges and surges by the automatic gear changes, and it well too.

The brakes are personally I found them a bit sharp at the top of the pedal but not too much. For in need of more excitement, the gear shift and sport gives more interaction and something a more hands-on could feel a tad distanced otherwise. There is also a drive mode suitable for terrain or towing.

Select Zev mode (electric from the circular dial and the car drive along for a couple of using purely electric After that it will switch back to Auto and run the diesel engine again. The is very subtle and you will notice it has gone back by the of noise.

While this is all good, it s not really very unless you have a very journey, and one where you can only go slowly.

Visually, the exterior of the 508 in being both elegant and Usually that means but this car has a confident stance, and I like the front LED lions day time running lights and grille.

Inside, the dashboard and cockpit is slightly overwhelming, it seems there is LOTS of buttons to with. In addition to the usual in addition to the hazard warning) is also a big red button that SOS on it. I pressed it but nothing seemed to

Not yet anyway.


The main media has ultra-futuristic graphics to show you the distribution from the electric and the Hybrid engine, the sort of you see on Star Trek when the field shields around the USS are low.

There is also a type display be warned, the drawer that contains the to adjust it are right under the on the right side of the steering If you do it while you are driving, make you pull the right one.

I m sat in the back writing this and is tons of space, the leather are firm and comfortable, there are a switches and lights above the windows should I need to the share prices on my way home, for the back-seat driver there is executive level sophistication.

the 508 has plenty of room too, the panoramic glass roof can be hidden when it gets too hot is it opens the car up to the outside world keeping the rain out.

The seat has a wonderful massage built in, and it s very relaxing, if there is only one of them. If front passenger has a stiff too, well, they ll have to buy their own car.

As far as the future of motoring is concerned, the 508 is not the holy grail, long solution and that particular car be some way off. While the is impressive, there are good tax for a businesses choosing a greener and this benefit will a big part in the success of the car. The BIK tax payable (at 40%) on a 508 RXH is £135 per . comparable with an Audi A4 TDI 170 which is £260 (ie a big difference).

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consumption is extremely good, (combined) . so too are the emissions which are low. When not in 100% mode (when they are the co2 emissions are just 107 g/km . It has a five star NCAP rating . and it feels safe the doors are thick and there are front and side airbags.

It has a few irritating niggles, there is no position on the gear selector, the will dis-engage automatically you start off, but won t engage you stop on a hill, also in mode I found myself to switch it off and on trying to work out if it was off or on. for something that is used infrequently the drive mode could have been discreet. Because of its size it can be fiddly to park, even the front and rear sensors.

the extra expense of buying a at the moment (up to £10,000 more) is to be difficult to justify for the average but the 508 is an extremely well built from a quality manufacturer. looking for a financially viable, friendly vehicle for their should take a look, else might just to hang on a bit longer.

Peugeot 508 RXH 508 RXH from £33,695

Top 132 mph

0-62mph (100km/h): 9.5 seconds

Combined: 68.9 mpg Extra 67.3 mpg Urban Fuel: mpg

CO2 Exhaust Emissions 107 g/km

Capacity: 1997cc 4 Cylinders

Peugeot 508 Electric Cars
Peugeot 508 Electric Cars
Peugeot 508 Electric Cars

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