While being cleaner 3008 Hybrid4 will still be able to cover more kilometers than competition.


French car manufacturer Peugeot is not done for this year’s presentations of electric and hybrid cars. After presentation of plug in hybrid version of 508 and even the fully electric version of the second generation of 208. They are now moving upwards into presenting a hybrid version of the car that put them back on track and among most popular European car manufacturers, the second generation of 3008 SUV. And it does have something to show.

While most buyers still decide to buy the 3008 with the diesel option, there will be a petrol driven heart under the front bonnet; a 1,6-liter THP petrol engine, that has been around for a while and can produce 147 kilowatts of power. This by itself is enough power to move the car at quite a fast pace and yet, it is still going to receive a pair of electric motors for rear wheels, hence the name Hybrid4. Total power output is thus going to be 220 kilowatts. Still there is also going to be a version with weaker power plant and a front wheel drive available.

Car’s performances, at least for the more powerful one are going to be quite spectacular. While it will be able to reach 100 kilometers per hour in less than six seconds, it will also be capable to cover 58 kilometers on electricity alone, which is more than most of the competitors. Furthermore, it will also emit only 29 grams of CO2 per kilometers, which is almost 50 percent less than majority of competition.

David Peel, Managing Director of PEUGEOT UK, said: “The 3008 SUV GT Hybrid4 is the next step in PEUGEOT’s electrification journey. It will join the all-new e-208 and e-2008 SUV, and follows our philosophy of ‘choose your PEUGEOT, choose your powertrain’, as 3008 SUV buyers have the choice between efficient petrol, diesel and the plug-in hybrid electric technology for their car.” And if you are interested to buy one: it will be on the road since April 2020.

Aug. 29, 2019 Driving photo: Peugeot

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