Can Peugeot stage a saloon comeback?
Peugeot has brought out a heavy hitter to face off against the luxury German motors, but can it really hold back the tide of demand for SUVs, asks Matt Robinson
Large French saloons have never been strong sellers outside their homeland and the D-segment – occupied by traditional large family cars, like the Ford Mondeo, Opel Insignia and Volkswagen Passat – is a shrinking market that’s being squeezed by customer preference for SUVs.
Thus, Peugeot has decided to reinvent its 508, by making it into something other than a saloon. Although it might look like the age-old three-box machine in profile, the all-new...
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