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taskbearer
04-28-2005, 12:04 AM
heres a really tiny pic I got from <A HREF="http://www.autojournal.fr/aj/index.htm" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autojournal.fr/aj/index.htm</A> <p> <IMG SRC="http://www.autojournal.fr/auto_img/sommaire/couv.gif" BORDER="0"> <BR><BR>
<i>Modified by taskbearer at 2:19 AM 4/28/2005</i>

Spock
05-29-2005, 11:24 AM
<IMG SRC="http://server3.uploadit.org/files/adobit-Digitalizar0012.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p><br> <IMG SRC="http://www.viapresse.com/kio_autojournal/pages/images/couverture.jpg" BORDER="0"><br> <br><IMG SRC="http://www.forum-auto.com/uploads/200505/foxx13_1116253613_auto_.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p> <IMG SRC="http://www.lautomobilemagazine.com/images/709.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p><br>from forum peugeot <BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Spock at 11:29 AM 5/29/2005</i>

PlatForm
05-30-2005, 02:49 AM
the design well blended.. the bumper really really cool...the body style so cool especially the line on the car body. <br>i guess this car gonna be a great success. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bow.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>but the size seems looked smaller than the previous 607.

summersun54
05-30-2005, 07:57 AM
A great success??? does anyone other than french minister buy big peugeot's? if looks nice ,but in general big French cars dont really sell well outside of france....

Spock
07-18-2005, 05:31 AM
Here are some Mercedes based chops from AUTOTRITI:<p><IMG SRC="http://www.autotriti.gr/jpg/AUTOTRITI/390/themata/2005_24/scoop01.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.autotriti.gr/jpg/AUTOTRITI/390/themata/2005_24/scoop02.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>autotriti.gr

David911
09-28-2006, 02:53 AM
The French magazine Autojournal was very quick in doing a 908-based 608 chop:<p><A HREF="http://www.autojournal.fr/sommaire" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autojournal.fr/sommaire</A><br>

Humblecarguy
09-28-2006, 07:43 AM
i actually like this chop it would be really hot if the emblem wasnt a thundercat <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beerchug.gif" BORDER="0">

Hornbag
09-30-2006, 04:35 AM
Those chops by AutoTriti are great. Although the Mercedes base design is obvious, that new nose is very striking on this car. The headlights get a big thumbs up from me, as dones the simple classy rear. Chops maybe, but I hope they have gotten it close.

David911
05-24-2007, 06:26 AM
Another design CGI for the Peugeot 608, and guess what, it's a complete surprise <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><A HREF="http://bp2.blogger.com/_YSNRkLCvook/RlWROfcmArI/AAAAAAAAAMQ/W5D_DqkAAPE/s1600-h/608.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://bp2.blogger.com/_YSNRkLCvook/RlWROfcmArI/AAAAAAAAAMQ/W5D_DqkAAPE/s320/608.jpg" BORDER="0"></A>

Horizon
05-24-2007, 08:23 AM
l'auto-journal is usually very very good at future cars design but here i think those chops are only a guess so far,i wouldnt be surprised if its from that 608 that peugeot will make their design language evolve (ie..away from the gaping mouth-huge headlamp combo).<br>mind you,anything can happen since PSA have a new ceo (from airbus) who could dramatically overhaul the range.

jairo
05-24-2007, 09:56 AM
Me like.

Bern
05-24-2007, 02:33 PM
There should be 3 body style for the 608<br>- sedan (a la CLS)<br>- coupe<br>- shooting brake<p>Don't expect it before 2011...

CosworthKid
05-24-2007, 02:49 PM
Are we sure there will indeed be a new model?<br>If there is it will be primarily France-bound and designed for their homemarket in mind since big Peugeots and big French cars in general dont really sell well outside France (of 608 size i mean, not 407). Personaly if i were in the market for a gallic limo id chose the Citroen C6. But anyhow, i hope the design on the 608 turns out better than most of their other cars (personal opinion)

Spock
12-22-2007, 05:43 PM
From autozeitung

CosworthKid
12-22-2007, 06:15 PM
Another CLS wannabe???? Mark my words this will fail miserably if it comes out looking like this. They need a classy looking 608 with great proportions and lots and lots of gadgets and gizmos that actually don't break

PRODIGY
12-22-2007, 06:24 PM
From autozeitung

:eek:

Horrible horrible looking thing.

The front: looks like someone has hit it with a shovel and split its lip.
The back: Lesson for today, 'how to make a 407 rear ugly'

Like you say CosworthKid, if they are to have any chance of suscess outside of its home market, then they need to bring out a simplistic classy design and even then without RWD and solid build quality it will fail.

At least it's moving away slightly from the tried and tested 'how big a mouth can we fit' technique by having that 'split lip'...

Ahura
12-22-2007, 07:07 PM
The nose looks like a rabbit...

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/144/353766691_cba17e472a.jpg

Images are kinda based on the Peugeot 908 RC Concept

http://www.allcarwallpapers.com/wallpapers/previews/peugeot-908-rc-8729.jpg

http://www.autoweek.nl/images/480/a/11f35af7960898818213f23fdcaef0ca.jpg

Vltava
12-22-2007, 08:24 PM
Looks uncannily like, and forgive me, camel toe.

DoMiNo
12-23-2007, 04:05 AM
Peugeot will rue the day they decided to put the buck-toothed 908 RC's front end on a production automobile. Did ANYONE respond positively to that look? Because from what I recall it was pretty widely panned. I like the exaggerratedly large grilles on the current Peugeots and I think such a treatment would lend much more presence to their flagship model than the above monstrosity.

Reppu
12-23-2007, 10:03 AM
Looks uncannily like, and forgive me, camel toe.
LOL! i was thinking exactly the same...those perverts at Peugeot...

Anyway, i think that CGI is just wrong, it will never ever be like that. I suppose all frech brands will have learnt the Vel Satis lesson.

CosworthKid
12-23-2007, 10:08 AM
The nose looks like a rabbit...

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/144/353766691_cba17e472a.jpg



Lol true! The split lip also seems like an attempt to borrow some established DNA from BMW's well known kidney grill

swizzle
12-23-2007, 11:30 PM
Rear view is quite attractive, but the rest is a hideous mess.

63Bonneville
12-24-2007, 04:35 AM
The comments of the CGI of the full-sized Peugeot 608, especially the grille, remind me of some of the remarks made towards the recent Subaru efforts used particularly with the B9 Tribecca, and was supposed to be used as Subaru's family look, but that has since been abandoned. Similar comments have been made regarding the famous grille of the 1958 Edsel, aside of the horse-collar and toilet seat comparisons.

It's early to tell, but it looks like the eventual Peugeot 608 will have character and presence. I'm in the New York Metro area (Bergen Co., NJ) and I recently saw a current Peugeot 407 coupe on a local road, it stood out boldly where I tried to make a u-turn to get a closer look, but I missed it. It caught my attention and it stood out! I don't know what it was doing here in the USA, perhaps it was grey-market? I understand Peugeot wants to return to the USDM; that what I heard somewhere and seen articles referring to it.
My point: the coupe looked great, I'm sure this 608 will turn out nicely, too.

Ironically, I've seen a current 607 sedan parked curbside in a residential development in Paramus, NJ, a couple of years ago, I felt is was attractive in person, I did a double take there, I didn't expect to see one, like with the 407.

CosworthKid
12-24-2007, 01:01 PM
Perhaps the 407 Coupe looked great in your eyes cause it DID stand out from the other cars sold in your market. Point is if i see a Ford 500 in my town trust me it will stand out and make an impression cause it would look very different from everything else sold here. IMHO the 407 sedan is a nice design, not to everyone's taste but i like it, but the Coupe is hideous cause it is a fusion of awkward random design cues put together and it looks neither classy nor especially sporty. Considering the Coupe has a very similar front to the sedan (with the exception of those ugly "gills" on the side) i'm quite sure that is what caught your attention cause it is the most striking,bold feature of the 407 and on most Peugeot's in general. But in Europe where Peugeot aims to sell the most cars designs such as that CG of the supposed 608 will make people think "yet another bold, quirky yet pointless and ugly design by Peugeot" and so on. I'm not trying to thrash your opinion here, i respect your view, and i am all in favor of bold design but it needs to be done in a cohesive manner which also caters for the needs of it's target market. It doesn't need to cater for the masses (it will never sell in BMW-Mercedes-Audi-Lexus numbers anyways) but it should look balanced and confident, best ever example being the striking Citroen C6 which is beautiful yet very Gallic, stylish yet bold, limo-like yet un conventional and so on. If Peugeot manages to make such a car then bravo to them

Tidal
12-27-2007, 04:37 PM
If Peugeot really need to be in this segment, they should try doing it with a 608 SW, not a sedan. Something evocative of the old 504/505 estates, huge, reliable, and with 7 seats, but still a proper estate, not a crossover type thing. That would be the 808s role.

But i guess a sedan will do better in emerging markets.

CosworthKid
06-03-2008, 08:03 PM
This was posted on the Hollywoodextra, its very grainy but Vince Burlap claims its the real deal
http://bp3.blogger.com/_XEEIzU0UA1M/SESrJwrGmxI/AAAAAAAAG1E/SItLgZs9pTQ/s1600-h/peugeot.jpg

That would scare the c*** out of any kid walking down the street at night

63Bonneville
06-03-2008, 08:05 PM
Very toothy and agressive, to bad it's not offered in the USDM.

CosworthKid
06-03-2008, 08:08 PM
Lol, mate i think if these Peugeots where sold in the States not many people would buy them. They might seem like a novelty but I doubt they would fit the US market. At least that's what I think;)

Spock
06-03-2008, 08:39 PM
from forum peugeot

http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/6072/608apkc2.jpg

Supremus
06-03-2008, 09:12 PM
I like the rear, but the front is a little too much...

ElementW
06-03-2008, 10:50 PM
The front looks overdone. The side looks good but the rear is nothing special. That silver one Cosworthkid posted creeped me out.

CosworthKid
06-03-2008, 11:55 PM
from forum peugeot

http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/6072/608apkc2.jpg

They look Citroen C5 chops with Peugeot 308 altered bits

antman
06-04-2008, 04:03 AM
The Mag render has a lot of C5 cues.

mick78
06-04-2008, 08:06 AM
I remeber reading last weekend, that Peugeot has pretty much stopped working on a classic replacement for the 607 (given the limited success of "alternatives" to the Germans in Europe, I wouldn't wonder) - so question is how accurate these chops could be at all?

Horizon
06-04-2008, 09:07 AM
Indeed, i'd take these chops with a pinch of salt:

It looks like a Citroen C5 with a Peugeot front end stuck to it and new boss christian streiff is said to dislike the big mouthed front end of current peugeots and is also said to favour a more classic design for future products.
think 1990's peugeot 405 and the classic 2 bar-grille is said to make a comeback too.

mick78
06-04-2008, 09:23 AM
Indeed, i'd take these chops with a pinch of salt:

It looks like a Citroen C5 with a Peugeot front end stuck to it and new boss christian streiff is said to dislike the big mouthed front end of current peugeots and is also said to favour a more classic design for future products.
think 1990's peugeot 405 and the classic 2 bar-grille is said to make a comeback too.

That would be great. I loved those peugeots. 306 Cabrio and 406 Coupe are still among my all time favourites....

Horizon
06-04-2008, 09:44 AM
Same here, i feel some sort of nostalgia with THAT look, but i also like the sporty design they started with 206 at the end of the 90's so i'am in two minds here.

CosworthKid
06-04-2008, 09:50 AM
You shouldn't though, the design of the 206 has very little to do with the new models. The 206 was a natural modern next step to the Peugeots before it while cars after it looked like cartoon versions of it

Horizon
06-04-2008, 05:40 PM
Clearly not a fan then :)

People often share your view on their current strategy but i must admit i liked it when they switched to their current "controversial" face.

I think its to do with that fact they were so staid and unadventurous for years (forever even).
Granted its what made them the "classy one in the PSA group, with Citroen the "crazy" one. but still...i regard this current era of Peugeot's design as a breath of fresh air.

CosworthKid
06-04-2008, 11:16 PM
I don't have an issue with the face as much as with the face in relation to the body, if you get what i mean. Like on the 308, i actually love the front but the rest of the car looks like a mutated turtle. If Peugeot applied those fronts into a cohesive body i would love it...as it is now the only Peugeots i truly like is the 207 cc and the Peugeot 407 and 207

Cousteau
06-08-2008, 09:47 AM
Current 308 is a great evolution of 206 theme.

http://www.hs.fi/kuvat/iso_webkuva/1135230826477.jpeg

Looks even better in metal.

Rob
06-08-2008, 09:54 AM
from forum peugeot

http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/6072/608apkc2.jpg

Pontiac Aztec, eat your heart out. This is one of the ugliest cars I have ever seen. Dosen't look good from any angle.

CosworthKid
06-08-2008, 05:18 PM
Current 308 is a great evolution of 206 theme.
Looks even better in metal.

Personally i don't think its a great evolution at all, more like a mutation of the 206 theme. Also the car looks just like on the photos, the front has great detailing but it does not suit the rest of the body at all, its a huge front best fit for a car the size of the 608 and even there it will look quite exaggerated IMO. I think Peugeot missed the plot with the 308, they could have worked harder on the car and make it into a more cohesive design both inside and out. As it is it looks more like an interesting oddity than anything else and sales reflect that (outside France at least)

swizzle
06-08-2008, 10:30 PM
Looks even better in metal.

Was it photographed in front of a fun house mirror? Then I could agree. Otherwise this is a prime example of strangeness.

Hornbag
06-10-2008, 06:34 AM
Current 308 is a great evolution of 206 theme.

http://www.hs.fi/kuvat/iso_webkuva/1135230826477.jpeg

Looks even better in metal.

You're joking? That photo does it no justice but still, look at its ass. Huge and bloated mouth, ugly nose, popped out eyes. All it needs it red hair. Whels are ugly, window lines and charatcor lines are disproportioned. I saw one up for raffle the other day and had to have a look at it. It's absolutly horrible. Truly a distaster, give me a 307 anyday.

As long as Peugeot do the exact opposite of what they did with the 308 as they do with the 608 they will be fine.

Reppu
06-11-2008, 10:13 AM
Hahaha you took the words right out of my mouth. And that specific picture makes it look even worse, if that's possible. But i tell you one thing: the interior of the 308 is incredible, might be the best in it's class today. It's not a bad car, it's only a very very ugly car. Peugeot lost the track years ago design wise, it's true, but as owner i am more interested on the interior rather that the exterior.

As for the 608, i like what i have seen so far. Improving the 607 in terms of looks shouldn't be a big trouble, as the 607 itself was never a very well proportioned car IMO.

CosworthKid
06-11-2008, 11:03 AM
Lol, don't bet on it mate. The 307, although dull, was also quite nice proportioned yet the 308 came out looking as a French Auris. Unless they change their current design language i fear the 608 might be even weirder. Then again, i doubt Peugeot considers the 608 to be a hit anywhere outside France and perhaps a couple more countries so if the French dig this type of weird design (it seems they do) perhaps they do not really care if it appeals to anyone else. I certainly do not expect something as gorgeous as the Citroen C6 although i am hoping Peugeot will shock us again, this time in a pleasant way

Reppu
06-11-2008, 04:52 PM
Lol, don't bet on it mate. The 307, although dull, was also quite nice proportioned yet the 308 came out looking as a French Auris. Unless they change their current design language i fear the 608 might be even weirder. Then again, i doubt Peugeot considers the 608 to be a hit anywhere outside France and perhaps a couple more countries so if the French dig this type of weird design (it seems they do) perhaps they do not really care if it appeals to anyone else. I certainly do not expect something as gorgeous as the Citroen C6 although i am hoping Peugeot will shock us again, this time in a pleasant way

I agree.

As i side note i will say i'm a happy 307 owner myself, and i'd rather keep it if i was offered a 308 in exchange

Cousteau
06-14-2008, 07:33 AM
I think Peugeot missed the plot with the 308, they could have worked harder on the car and make it into a more cohesive design both inside and out. As it is it looks more like an interesting oddity than anything else and sales reflect that (outside France at least)

Peugeot increased global sales by 6,1% and Peugeot 308 sells targeted amount.
Internet seems to be a source of endless misinformation.

http://www.psa-peugeot-citroen.com/en/psa_espace/press_releases_details_d1.php?id=793

hakkinen
06-14-2008, 08:02 AM
And while i agree that the current Peugeot design language is at least strange, their cars seem bloated and the proportions are far from being ideal, the similarly styled 207 is Europe's best selling car...
And yes, no matter how strange it may sounds, the 308 interior has no rival in terms of perceived quality.

The problem is that the French should have learned by now, that being too conservative or just magnifying their small cars won't deliver at this segment, where people need truly elegant and classy cars that are distinctive (not in the Vel Satis way for sure though).

What we see at this only spyshot we have is just a huge 308 and that's unacceptable at this money and have been already proved a disastrous recipe for Peugeot.

@ndreas

CosworthKid
06-18-2008, 10:25 AM
Seems like they took that grainy illustration/photo from a few weeks back and went over it..?
http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/images/front_picture_library_UK/dir_533/car_photo_266838_25.jpg

he Lion king is ready to return... meet the stunning replacement for the Peugeot 607.

The range-topping saloon promises to set new standards of style and sophistication for the French brand, and is tipped to be one of the stars of the Paris Motor Show in October.

Likely to be called the 608, it aims to establish Peugeot as a major player in the large family car market across Europe – a goal which the outgoing 607 failed to achieve.

Our exclusive image reveals some of the ideas the company is currently considering to help ensure the model’s chances of success.

And as you can see, the 608’s rakish profile is a huge improvement over that of its dreary predecessor. Peugeot’s recently appointed head of design, Jerome Gallix, can take much of the credit for this, as the newcomer is the first project to be masterminded by him.

The trademark Peugeot grille remains, but the lights will have a more aggressive look than those of the 308 or 207.

A distinctive rising crease runs along the flanks, from the front wing to the boot, while sculpted sills add further to the visual drama. An upswept C-pillar detail and stylish rear lights complete the look.

Gallix has vowed to come up with a unique, instantly identifiable shape for Peugeot cars. Yet this won’t conform with the conventional design seen on prestige models from the likes of Audi and BMW.

And it’s no secret Peugeot intends to match the interiors of its German rivals, so expect a feast of top-notch design and hi-tech kit in the cabin. The emphasis will be on providing occupants with a relaxing atmosphere, complemented by excellent build and materials.

Standard equipment is likely to be very generous, too, with refined sat-nav systems and intelligent controls.

These should give the car the kind of advanced feel to match the Ford Mondeo and forthcoming Vauxhall Insignia.

Under the skin, the saloon shares its platform with the latest-generation C5 from PSA sister brand Citroen. That car’s chassis is tuned as much for comfort as it is for handling performance. But the Peugeot promises to take refinement even further, thanks in part to dramatically improved sound insulation. Engines will be shared with the C5, too, and Peugeot is keen to make sure its latest model puts the emphasis on fuel efficiency.

The car will be launched with a choice of advanced 2.0 and 2.2-litre four-cylinder HDi diesels, while flagship variants will be available with a 2.7-litre V6 oil-burner.

It’s possible there will be no petrol options in the UK market, as the V6-engined version of the 607 proved such a slow seller here. But buyers will get the option of six-speed manual or automatic transmissions, both of which send power to the front wheels.

Adjustments will be made to all engines to improve their emissions figures, while fuel-saving stop-start technology is also in the pipeline for the newcomer. This will eventually filter through to the rest of the manufacturer’s model line-up.

The big Peugeot will arrive in British showrooms in 2009, with prices from 25,500.http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/news/autoexpressnews/223635/new-peugeot-608-goes-for-bold.html

I think if they make it as svelte as that and instead of yet another large French saloon they give it a CLS dose it could work. Peugeot design is still a bit wacky or even "wrong" on some cars but I could see this work here

mick78
06-18-2008, 11:50 AM
If it shares the platform and engines with the Citroen C5, and should be able to match the Modeo and Insignia (as they say in th etext), wouldn't that be actually a 408? Or will this replace both 407 and 607?

Nothing to say about the design, as it is the same old chop we've seen before. But weird that there might be no petrol option, just as now the european market seems to see a little trend back to petrol as Diesel proces have exceeded the petrol ones....

CosworthKid
06-18-2008, 01:01 PM
Europe isn't really going back to petrol, or at least they might do with exceptions. With brands which offer great economical petrol engines yes, customers would prefer to buy those cars in petrol given they cost less to purchase and offer significant economy compared to petrol engines of the past. But i think Peugeot is still mostly relying on their diesel engines.
The C5, as good as it is, is no match for the Mondeo in dynamics, AutoExpress always uses the same lines over and over again. Yet indeed it is strange to compare the 608 with a Mondeo or Insignia...The only "real" competitor to it should be the Citroen C6 and perhaps even the forthcoming Alfa Romeo 169 since the rest are German premium brands + Lexus (Peugeot cannot compete with any of them) while Honda's attempts with the Legend failed miserably.

mick78
06-18-2008, 04:57 PM
I think the next big Alfa (169?) will also be more premium, as it should be going RWD with Maserati components.

I was reffering btw. to statistics, which say that for the first time since years, the percantage of Diesel cars to be sold in Europe didn't increase but slightly go back. Though yes, it is not a total turn around, I agree.

Anyway, still the market for a big, non premium car has more or less dissapeared. Let's see how the Skoda Superb is doing, IMO the only real competitor (C6 is too individualistic).

CosworthKid
06-18-2008, 05:03 PM
I was reffering btw. to statistics, which say that for the first time since years, the percantage of Diesel cars to be sold in Europe didn't increase but slightly go back. Though yes, it is not a total turn around, I agree.

Anyway, still the market for a big, non premium car has more or less dissapeared. Let's see how the Skoda Superb is doing, IMO the only real competitor (C6 is too individualistic).

Ok i see;) Indeed there is no real market for a car of this size (non=premium) thats why i think it should be a no brainer for Peugeot to make this into a CLS/Passat CC rival which would sell for less.
Skoda Superb is close in size but its also directed to a much different demographic yet it will mostly be seen in fleet sales and taxis as the current model - it's also cheap, starting from 14.500 i think in the UK