The next-generation Peugeot 508 sedan has been spotted testing again. It’s not the first time a development mule has been snapped on the road, and there’s no shedding of disguise compared to the last round. This car seems to be lugging heavy cargo though, and it has a single tail pipe instead of the previous two, while wearing different rims.

It’s not quite the Peugeot Exalt concept in production form, but the next 508 appears more substantial than the car it will replace. Longer, wider and lower is what we’re guessing, with a rather sleek plunging roofline thrown in. It will be based on PSA’s latest EMP2 platform.

From L-R: Next-gen 508 dashboard, Peugeot 3008 dashboard

The 508 is not a very high volume car, and it’s not a major seller in many markets, but the big sedan (and its wagon sister) is the flagship of the range and Peugeot, which is currently in a bullish mood, would want to make a bold statement with the design.

What’s notable about this batch of spyshots is that it gives us a first glimpse at the next 508’s interior. As expected, it’s a big departure from the style of the outgoing car, which has been around since 2011. Much of the dashboard is covered here, but we can see enough to tell that it borrows from the stylish i-Cockpit of the fresh 3008 and 5008. The steering wheel and gear lever are from the SUVs.

The Peugeot 508 is up against the Volkswagen Passat, Ford Mondeo and Opel/Vauxhall Insignia in Europe’s mainstream D-segment sedan market, which is under serious pressure from the BMW 3 Series/Mercedes C-Class compact premium exec class.