• Peugeot Launches a New Plug-In Hybrid Engine Range for the 3008 and 508

Up to 30 miles on electricity alone

French automaker Peugeot just unveiled a few brand-new hybrid drivertrains for three of its vehicles. Called Hybrid and Hybrid4, these new powertrains will be available for the 508 sedan, 508 SW wagon, and the 3008 crossover by Autumn of 2019.

Two Different Powertrains

Peugeot Launches a New Plug-In Hybrid Engine Range for the 3008 and 508
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The less powerful Hybrid drivetrain was developed specifically for the 508 and brings together the company’s latest 1.6-liter PureTech engine and an electric motor. The gas mill generates 180 horsepower, while the motor adds 110 horses for a combined maximum output of 225 horsepower. Fuel economy figures aren’t yet available, but Peugeot posted emissions of only 49 grams of CO2 per km for the 508 and 508 SW models equipped with this combo.

The Hybrid4 drivetrain will go into the 3008 SUV. The "4" in the name stands for four-wheel-drive obviously, but this system is also more powerful than the other one.

Specifically, it combines a PureTech engine with 200 horsepower and two electric motors, each rated at 110 horses.

Total output sits at 300 horsepower. When all three are in use, the 3008 will be able to hit 62 mph in 6.2 seconds.

These hybrid models will also come with an eight-speed automatic transmission developed specifically for the new drivetrains. Both will get their juice from a 300-volt lithium-ion battery. Capacity will vary, though. While the 508 will have an 11.8-kWh battery, the more powerful 3008 will feature a 13.2-kWh unit. Peugeot quotes an all-electric range of up to 30 miles. Most likely you’ll get that much in the 3008. The smaller battery in the 508 will probably return up to 25 miles.

Energy Recuperation Systems

Peugeot Launches a New Plug-In Hybrid Engine Range for the 3008 and 508
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Much like any modern hybrid, these cars are fitted with a braking system that conserves power during braking or decelerating.

It’s called i-Booster. Peugeot also developed e-Save, a system that will allow you to reserve electric energy for planned routes ahead. Recharging the battery takes "less than two hours" using a 6.6-kW, 32A wallbox, but more options should become available after launch.

The new Hybrid drivetrains will also feature new driving modes, including the ZEV 100% electric mode, Sport mode, Comfort mode, and Hybrid mode. The 3008 will have a unique 4-wheel drive mode.

Peugeot also revised the i-Cockpit infotainment system for these cars, which now includes essential hybrid functions.

You’ll be able to monitor engine efficiency, electricity consumption, driving mode, electric gauge level, and available electrical distance. Speaking of interior modifications, the hybrid version of the 3008 will come in GT trim only, complete with full Mistral black leather with aged grey oak inserts.

The cars will remain identical to their non-hybrid counterparts on the outside, save for new badges and an extra "fuel" cap for the charging socket.

Rounding Off Two Popular Cars

Peugeot Launches a New Plug-In Hybrid Engine Range for the 3008 and 508
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The 508 and 3008 are two of Peugeot’s more popular cars, and this upgrade makes them the company’s first vehicles to offer gasoline, diesel, and hybrid power under the same roof.

Brand-new for the 2019 model year, the 508 was designed from the ground up.

It now features a sportier design on the outside and state-of-the-art tech on the inside. Powered by four-cylinder engines only, the 508 is available with both gasoline and diesel power in addition to the upcoming hybrid.

The 3008 shares technology and drivetrains with the 508, but it also comes with unique engines in some markets. The lineup includes a turbocharged 1.2-liter unit, as well as 1.6- and 2.0-liter mills, mostly diesel units. The 3008 was redesigned in 2016 when Peugeot made a bold move to turn the first-generation MPV into a full-fledged crossover.

Further Reading

2017 Peugeot 3008 High Resolution Exterior
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Read our full review on the 2017 Peugeot 3008.

Peugeot 508 First Edition Shows its Teeth in Geneva; Sets its Sights on the Volkswagen Passat Exterior
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Read our full review on the 2018 Peugeot 508.

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Read more Peugeot news.

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PEUGEOT reveals two new Plug-in Hybrid petrol engines, the HYBRID and HYBRID4
PEUGEOT’s new HYBRID and HYBRID4 engines help to maximise efficiency and fuel consumption on top models
HYBRID and HYBRID4 engines to become available for PEUGEOT 3008 SUV as well as all-new 508 and 508 SW models by autumn 2019
PEUGEOT has announced the launch of its new Plug-in Hybrid petrol engine range. The new engines are available for the PEUGEOT 3008 SUV, and all-new PEUGEOT 508 and 508 SW.

PEUGEOT’s new HYBRID engines give PEUGEOT drivers the chance to experience new driving modes in their cars, including the ZEV 100% electric mode, 4-wheel drive mode with the HYBRID4, Sport mode, Comfort mode or Hybrid mode.

The high voltage Lithium-ion (300V) battery, which comes with new models fitted with PEUGEOT’s HYBRID and HYBRID4 engines, has a capacity between 11.8 KWh and 13.2KWh, allowing the cars to drive up to 30 miles on a single electric charge.

Energy conservation is further enhanced through intuitive features on the HYBRID engines, including i-Booster, a braking system which conserves power as the car brakes or decelerates, and e-SAVE, allowing drivers to reserve electric energy for planned routes ahead.

The vehicle can be recharged in less than 2 hours by using a Wallbox (6.6 kW 32A). Guide lamps surround the charging socket so you can easily and quickly check the battery charge. Once the plug is connected, colours will indicate the progress of the battery charge. Discreetly installed, the charging hatch is located on the rear left wing of the vehicle. The charging system fits easily into specific storage under the boot floor.

Accessibility to the new PEUGEOT HYBRID engines is made easier with the hybrid version of the PEUGEOT i-Cockpit®, giving the driver access to all essential HYBRID functions at their fingertips. With a direct access button available on the touchscreen, drivers can see information regarding their HYBRID engine’s efficiency, such as electricity consumption and fuel consumption. Key driving information, such as driving mode, electric gauge level and available electrical distance, is displayed in the driver’s field of vision.

Laurent Blanchet, PEUGEOT Product Director, said "The PEUGEOT Plug-in Hybrid engines are a unique opportunity for the brand to complement the powerful ranges of the PEUGEOT 3008 SUV and the all-new PEUGEOT 508 and 508 SW. They give our customers the opportunity to buy a powerful 3008 SUV AWD or a 508 (Fastback or SW) that is efficient and provides improved sensations. “

The all-new PEUGEOT 508 HYBRID and 508 SW HYBRID bring together the PureTech 180hp/132kW engine with a 110hp/80kW electric motor for a combined maximum power of 225hp/165kW in traction and optimise fuel efficiency, with less than 49g of CO2 per kilometre.

The PEUGEOT 3008 SUV is being equipped with the powerful HYBRID4 system. This high-end offering provides 4-wheel drive with multi-link rear suspension equipped with a 110hp/80kW inverter and reaches the equivalent of 300hp/220kW. This is the result of the combination of a PureTech engine reaching 200hp/147kW and two electric motors (one at the front and the second at the rear) each reaching 110hp/80kW. It does 0 to 62mph in 6.5s. The battery capacity is 13.2kWh for a 100% electric range of 30 miles WLTP(2) (60 kilometres NEDC(1)).

The PureTech engine is combined with the new e-EAT8 8-speed automatic transmission (Electric Efficient Automatic Transmission - 8 speeds), specific to PEUGEOT Plug-in Hybrid engines. An electric motor is linked to the box and reaches 110hp/80kW on the front suspension. For optimal and imperceptible transitions between electrical and thermal, the torque converter of the thermal versions gives way to a wet multiple-disc clutch. All these modifications offer a torque increase of 60Nm, for more reactivity.

The HYBRID4 engine is only available in a GT version complete with full Mistral black leather with aged grey oak trim. A few months after its launch, the HYBRID4 version will be joined in the range by a HYBRID version of 225hp (165kW).

The HYBRID and HYBRID4 engines will be integrated into the PEUGEOT 3008 SUV and all-new PEUGEOT 508 and 508 SW model ranges in autumn 2019.

To find out more about the PEUGEOT range visit www.peugeot.co.uk


(1) Estimated data, provided for information only and subject to approval

(2) The values given are in accordance with the WLTP procedure. As of 1 September 2018, new vehicles are being received on the basis of the Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP), which is a new, more realistic test procedure for measuring fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and the range of plug-in hybrid vehicles. This WLTP procedure is carried out with more realistic test conditions and completely replaces the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC), which was the test procedure used previously. The measured range for rechargeable hybrid vehicles using the WLTP procedure is in many cases lower than that measured using the NEDC procedure. The range values shown correspond to the average values of the vehicles in the range. All values shown may vary depending on specific equipment, options and types of tyres.

Since 1810 PEUGEOT has been producing durable products of excellence, since 1858 all are branded with the Lion logo – chosen to demonstrate strength, suppleness and swiftness to personify the durability of its products. As one of the earliest automotive producers, the PEUGEOT brand can trace its roots back to 1889 when it began producing automobiles and since then over 65 million vehicles have been produced, advancing technology with style and efficiency to enhance the customer experience. PEUGEOT is present in 160 countries, has 10,000 franchised Dealerships and is recognised the world over for the quality and design excellence of its products.

The UK is the third largest market for PEUGEOT with its UK Headquarters located in Coventry. The UK car line-up includes the 108, 208, 308, 2008 SUV, 3008 SUV, all-new 5008 SUV, all-new 508 and all-new Rifter supplemented by people-carriers and a van range that includes the Partner, Expert and Boxer. The standard car and van line-up is supported by full Electric and Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles (coming in autumn 2019). The full electric range includes the iOn and a version of the most popular small van, the Partner Electric. The PHEV range will be available on the 3008 SUV and all-new 508 and 508 SW.

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