Peugeot will launch the production-ready version of its 508 PSE performance saloon, which previews a range of electric performance vehicles, later this year.
Shown in concept form at last year's Geneva motor show, the PSE – named in reference to Peugeot's in-house Sport Engineering arm – uses a 197bhp turbocharged 1.6-litre petrol engine and a 110bhp electric motor to drive the front axle, while a separate 200bhp electric motor powers the rear.
Peugeot claims the 508 PSE can hit 62mph in 4.3sec and a mechanically limited top speed of 155mph.
An 11.8kWh battery allows for a range of 31 miles in electric-only mode. When operating as a hybrid, the 508 PSE emits 49g/km of CO2.
Visual changes from the regular 508 come in the form of a redesigned front bumper, a rear diffuser and aerodynamic-enhancing winglets mounted on the wings.
Design elements such as the carbonfibre door mirrors and air-grabbing front valance hint at the model’s performance aspirations, while the anodised Lion emblem pays tribute to the e-Legend concept of 2018.