TTAC Photochop: Peugeot 608

Andrei Avarvarii
by Andrei Avarvarii
ttac photochop peugeot 608

It is no secret that the premium sedan market is a German playground. No matter how hard the outsiders try, they have a real tough when it comes to beating Audi, Mercedes, and BMW at their favorite game. French manufacturers strive to address this issue by throwing in their well-known non conformism. Citroen, a traditional individualist, seems to be the best at this with their luxury-hatch, the C6. Renault used the same hatchback approach in the VelSatis, unfortunately in a less inspired way. The only French manufacturer to stick to the traditional tricorp body is Peugeot with the 607. This doesn't seem to be a very successful solution either. Maybe the best way towards a successful French sedan is a compromise between the aforementioned. Peugeot showed us what the future is going to look like last year in Geneva with the 908 RC Concept. I tried to see how the futuristic lines of the show-car can be translated onto a production version. Does this stand a chance against a 5-Series or an A6? I don't really think so, but it's a noble effort.

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  • Argentla Argentla on Mar 19, 2008

    The Vel Satis and Avantime were inspired, it must be said -- although inspired by WHAT is less clear. The Vel Satis was arguably the most bizarre automotive product concept of the last 20 years (a huge coupe on a minivan platform). Full marks for trying something different, at least.

  • David C. Holzman David C. Holzman on Mar 19, 2008

    what a weird snout. Does NOT look like a Peugeot. Get me out f here!

  • Redbarchetta Redbarchetta on Mar 19, 2008

    Interesting, kind of looks like a mouse or a rat with that pointy nose.

  • Antnchrstphr Antnchrstphr on Mar 19, 2008

    The nose is the new look of Peugeot apparently, have a look at the 308. Here in Trinidad the 607 was considered on par with the Bimmers and Benz but again only by a few.