This solitary image is making the rounds in cyberspace, allegedly of the 2015 Peugeot 508. According to CarNewsChina, the new D-segment sedan will be based on PSA’s modular EMP2 platform, which already underpins the new 308, 408, C4 Picasso and Grand C4 Picasso.

The Chinese publication also reports that the 2015 Peugeot 508 could receive its global debut in the fourth quarter this year, before showing up at Auto Shanghai in almost exactly a year from now. Production should take place in China (under Dongfeng-PSA) and France.

You’ll recognise Peugeot’s current corporate face – the rather conservatively-shaped chrome grille with ‘PEUGEOT’ lettering, and headlamps with ‘incisions’ at the bottom; these you’ve seen even on the 208, 2008, 3008 facelift and 5008 facelift.

But of the new ’08’ crop of Pugs (current 508 aside), only the 408 and the vehicle pictured above place their Lion badges within the grille; the others place them on the bonnet. Maybe it’s going to be a sedan thing – even the four-door Exalt Concept puts its lion in a cage.

According to CarNewsChina, a new 1.8 litre turbo engine, in 200 and 240 hp states of tune, could join a 1.6 litre THP 163 unit in the powerplant menu.

Current-gen Malaysian-market Peugeot 508 GT 2.2 HDi FAP