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Peugeot brags that the upcoming plug-in hybrid version of the new 508 model will have the same boot and/or cabin room as the conventional version.

It’s rare to see versions that don’t sacrifice storage space, as the are bulky. In the case of , the secret lies in the EMP2 platform, which from the start was developed to handle electrified powertrains.

Pierre Paul Mattei, who lead the design of , said:

Peugeot 508

“Our team of designers spent a year and a half, which is longer than usual, with engineers to access the best technology and knowledge for this car’s platform. We have been able to break the conventions for design proportions while keeping those performances [such as boot space] unaffected in the architecture.”

The only thing that didn’t fit was a spare wheel/tire.

The battery probably will be around or above 10 kWh, as the WLTP rating for all-electric range is to be 50 km (31 miles), 24% more than the BMW 330e.

Sales of the Peugeot 508 PHEV are expected to begin in the second half of 2018.

The 508 will be available in a 500 station wagon version too:

Peugeot 508 SW

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Source: Autocar

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