Feeds
80%
Peugeot 508 Active e-HDI

Peugeot 508 Active e-HDI micro-hybrid

No, it's not an e-car for very small people...

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk

Well-engineered chassis

It’s a combination that strikes a fine balance between ride comfort and road holding, and underlines that fact that few mass-market car companies engineer their chassis better than Peugeot.

Peugeot 508 Active e-HDI

The boot is deep and has a cubby

Taking styling cues from last year’s SR1 concept, the 508 is the most handsome Peugeot for many a year. Not only is the overall shape well balanced but the ubiquitous Peugeot mouth finally makes some stylistic sense. Peugeot’s new design guru, Giles Vidal, deserves a pat on the noggin for getting things back on track.

One issue I do have with the styling, though, is the extraordinary thickness of the B-pillars. They are massive. I’m sure if you rolled it, or dropped an elephant on the roof, you’d be thankful, but trying to peer around them when pulling out of junctions is a constant niggle.

As you might expect of a car that has to replace the very large but very unloved 607, the 508's interior is well appointed and spacious. The seats are extremely comfortable and there is enough space in the back to hold an athletics meeting.

Peugeot 508 Active e-HDI

The pop-up HUD takes a minimalist approach

If you like your car technology a bit more in-your-face, the 508 has a standard head-up display which is projected onto a panel that pops up out of the dashboard.

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

More from The Register

next story
MARS NEEDS WOMEN, claims NASA pseudo 'naut: They eat less
'Some might find this idea offensive' boffin admits
LOHAN crash lands on CNN
Overflies Die Welt en route to lively US news vid
Experts brand LOHAN's squeaky-clean box
Phytosanitary treatment renders Vulture 2 crate fit for export
No sail: NASA spikes Sunjammer
'Solar sail' demonstrator project binned
Carry On Cosmonaut: Willful Child is a poor taste Star Trek parody
Cringeworthy, crude and crass jokes abound in Steven Erikson’s sci-fi debut
Origins of SEXUAL INTERCOURSE fished out of SCOTTISH LAKE
Fossil find proves it first happened 385 million years ago
Human spacecraft dodge COMET CHUNKS pelting off Mars
Odyssey orbiter yet to report, though - comet's trailing trash poses new threat
You can crunch it all you like, but the answer is NOT always in the data
Hear that, 'data journalists'? Our analytics prof holds forth
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
Three 1TB solid state scorchers up for grabs
Big SSDs can be expensive but think big and think free because you could be the lucky winner of one of three 1TB Samsung SSD 840 EVO drives that we’re giving away worth over £300 apiece.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.