Peugeot never got the credit it deserved for the 407. It was a brilliant-looking car with enough hints of Maserati to give it a very exciting front profile that resembled a prowling shark.
It also excelled with its diesel engines before oil-burners became so commonplace as they are today because of the new emissions-based VRT and road tax changes.
Now its replacement is coming and Peugeot has announced price and specification details for the new 508, due for launch here in April.
The Peugeot 508 brings to market a confident, stylish and well-equipped model range, with prices starting from €24,850 and rising to €35,550 plus dealer delivery-related charges.
Available from launch in both saloon and SW guise, three trims will be offered: Access, Active and Allure.
Standard equipment across the range will include ESP, ASR, hill assist, driver/passenger/side/curtain airbags, alarm and deadlocks, air conditioning, front and rear electric windows, a full-size spare wheel and front fog lamps.
The level-two Active model has in addition a rear-parking aid, cruise control and speed limiter, leather steering wheel, electric child locks, electric lumbar adjustment, bi-zone climate control, electric folding door mirrors and 17in alloys with anti-theft wheel nuts.
The top-of-the-range Allure model further gains keyless entry, full leather upholstery, electric parking brake, electric/heated front seats and 18in alloys.
Interior dimensions of the 508 are on a par with those of the 607 and give rear passengers plenty of leg room.
The 508 will be available with a choice of four efficient diesel engines boasting frugal consumption and low CO2 emissions.