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    Peugeot to Unveil 508 RXH Diesel-Electric Hybrid in Frankfurt
    Peugeot to Unveil 508 RXH Diesel-Electric Hybrid in Frankfurt

    French automaker is going to reveal its latest offering, Peugeot 508 RXH, at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show this fall. It is the first Peugeot model to have a diesel-electric engine.

    The hybrid will be equipped with a 2.0-liter HDi diesel engine and a 28-kilowatt electric motor, which crank out 200 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of toque. The power unit comes with extremely low emissions - 109 g/km of CO2. Featuring the Hybrid4 technology, the vehicle consumes less than 56 miles per gallon in the combined cycle. According to Peugeot, the all-wheel-drive model is a modified version of its highly popular 508 SW. The Peugeot 508 RXH features 18-inch wheels and glass roof as standard equipment. The new grille is decorated with three vertical LED strips fitted on each side, which resemble lion claws.

    The company is planning to offer the vehicle for sale in spring 2012. The automaker says that the HYbrid4 technology will be applied to Peugeot's future vehicles.