Peugeot is set to unveil the high-performance 508 Peugeot Sport Engineered concept at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show next month. The new super sedan is built based on the new 508 Hybrid, and its debut sets in motion the brand’s electrification push, which will see every model get electrified from here on.

Let’s dive straight into the juicy details. The 508 Sport Engineered concept, likely a conceptual manifestation of the rumoured 508 R plug-in hybrid, is powered by an advanced PureTech 200 engine that’s married to two electric motors. One e-motor makes 112 hp and drives the front wheels, whereas a separate 203-hp (150 kW) unit drives the rear wheels, which in effect makes it an electric all-wheel drive car.

There’s no mention on the total combined output (the 508 R was said to get around 350 hp), but Peugeot claims a zero to 100 km/h sprint time of 4.3 seconds, and goes onwards to an electronically-limited top speed of 250 km/h. An 11.8 kWh battery rests under the floor, which enables an all-electric driving range of 50 km. In hybrid mode, the car emits 49 grammes of CO2 per kilometre (based on stricter WLTP protocols).

Company CEO Jean-Philippe Imparato said: “Electrification provides a marvellous opportunity to develop new driving sensations. We are creating a “neo-performance,” new energy sources, new features, new territories, new challenges… sheer pleasure for only 49g of CO2/km.”

Design-wise, the sleek executive sedan gets a redesigned front bumper, complete with a 3D-printed valance that’s designed to channel air into the radiator and new rear diffuser. Of course, aerodynamics have been improved, thanks to new flaps on the subframe, which function by reducing drag. The quarter panels also feature winglets (accompanied by GT Line and GT monograms) to further smoothen air flow.

Other exterior upgrades include a specially designed Selenium Grey paint that changes under various lighting conditions, carbon-fibre door mirrors and a more aggressively-designed front grille, as well as anodised Lion badge that was first seen on the e-Legend concept.

Inside, the hot 508 concept features new ‘comfort fit’ seats that’s wrapped with leather and Alcantara. Contrast is added with use of Kryptonite and Onyx Black overstitching, a theme evidently carried over from the exterior finish, and this extends to the 12.3-inch fully-digital instrument panel.

Items such as the asymmetrical compact steering wheel and touch-sensitive gear lever are also wrapped in Alcantara (the former gets additional CF trimmings), and the suede material is further used for the roof lining, A-pillars and quarter panels. The door handles and dashboard feature psychedelic Kryptonite finishing, and the centre dash gets an “all Kryptonite” 10-inch high-res touchscreen.

Again, the introduction of this 508 Peugeot Sport Engineered concept signals the start of a very important year for the French automaker. Groupe PSA targets to electrify every single model for all five of its brands by 2025, and the electrification push will involve the Common Modular Platform (CMP) and Efficient Model Platform (EMP2) architectures. The 508 is based on the EMP2 platform. Peugeot will also introduce its first commercial Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) model later this year.