Peugeot has revealed details of of new plug-in hybrid (PHEV) versions of the 508 saloon, 508 SW and 3008 SUV ahead of their arrival in UK showrooms before the end of the year.
With low CO2 emissions of 29g/km, the Groupe PSA brand believes the new models will find favour with fleet customers as the tax liability will be significantly lower than on conventional petrol and diesel models. The PSA Group powertrain pairs a 196bhp 1.6-litre petrol engine with an 108bhp electric motor on each axle. In the 3008, it recorded 176.5mpg on the WLTP combined cycle.
David Peel, managing director of Peugeot UK, said the brand is “rapidly embracing an electric future. The all-new 508 Hybrid and 508 SW Hybrid will join our growing line-up of plug-in electric hybrid and fully electric models, including the all-new 3008 SUV GT Hybrid4 and the e-208 and e-2008 SUV,” he added.”
Powering the new 508 and 508 SW hybrid is a 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine and electric motor, providing a total output of 225PS. Power is sent to all four wheels – a first for the 3008 – via an eight-speed automatic gearbox.
The car uses an 11.9kWh battery back, which can be recharged in less than two hours when using a 7kW charger. Through clever engineering of the battery pack, Peugeot has achieved zero compromise in boot space or versatility compared to conventional 508 and 508 SW models.