Her Excellency, Sylvie Bermann, the Ambassador of France to the United Kingdom and Stéphane Le Guével, Director General for Peugeot Citroёn Automobiles UK were re-acquainted today on the occasion of the arrival of the new official French Embassy car – a PEUGEOT 508 RXH. Both had met before when they had similar responsibilities working in China a couple of years ago.
The French Embassy car is a top-of-the-range 508 model, chosen from an extensive PEUGEOT line-up, and was selected to represent the Ambassador of France on official duties for its presence, comfort, versatility and efficiency, notably being a low emissions hybrid vehicle. Powered by HYbrid4 technology it has four-wheel drive capability, combined 200hp output and selectable drive modes; for zero emissions, sport, 4WD and fully Auto. The CO2 output however, is just 109g/km despite it being a large-proportioned 5-seater estate car with all the versatile capabilities.
Features that make the 508 RXH a perfect official car include; versatile drivetrain – powerful or silent on demand, Full LED headlamps for a clear view ahead, integrated Satellite Navigation to find the next appointment, Panoramic glass roof to see the wider picture from the comfortable rear seats and a host of highly-specified standard equipment features. Distinguished externally by its up-market PEUGEOT grille and forward-facing badging, the distinctive exterior style includes wheel arch and sill extensions, aluminium front and rear bumper scuff plates and a raised suspension setting – ideal for getting in and out of the car with grace and composure.
The 508 was launched to embody quality, purity, efficiency and be the marque’s expression in the segment of grand touring cars, providing occupants with comfort over long-distance, and the efficiency to go ever further. Other models in the range are available with CO2 from just 101g/km, in Saloon and SW (estate) body styles with the choice of petrol, diesel or HYbrid4 powertrains.