The new Peugeot 508 RXH is a bit misleading - that's what it is.
Where previously the chunky bodykit and raised ride height was unique to the four-wheel drive, electric-diesel 'Hybrid4' powertrain, this is in fact a straightforward front-wheel drive 508 estate, wearing the hybrid's mud-faring regalia.
Still, with 178bhp from the 2.0-litre diesel, and a six-speed automatic as standard - a powertrain that's only available with the range-topping GT 508 SW - this diesel RXH offers good mid-range performance and a massive saving of £4350 over the hybrid model which is powered by a 2.0-litre diesel and an electric motor.
On top of that, the entry-level car's emissions are a very respectable 119g/km, which could make it actually a lot more sense than the 'proper' hybrid RXH.
It feels solidly put together, and with a standard panoramic glass roof brightening everything up and heated, electrically-adjustable seats, the sheer level of equipment makes it feel cosseting.
However, the perceived quality of the switchgear, a few of the plastics, and a slightly unintuitive dash layout doesn't quite live up to the standards of the minimalist interiors that generally sets the German offerings apart.