New Peugeot 3008 plug-in hybrid announced
The new Peugeot 3008 Hybrid4 has been revealed, with a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) system offering up to 37 miles of electric, zero-emissions range.
Powered by a 1.6-litre petrol engine producing 197bhp - as well as a pair of electric motors offering all-wheel drive - total system output is given as 296bhp.
As a result, 0-62mph is said to take just 5.9 seconds.
The 3008 Hybrid4 is based on the same platform as the new Vauxhall Grandland X PHEV; the two SUVs share a 13.2kWh battery, which can be fully charged from a 7.4kW home wallbox in an hour and 45 minutes.
The French manufacturer says that boot space won’t be affected by the introduction of the battery pack, meaning the PHEV model will offer the same 591 litres of capacity found in the rest of the line-up.
Meanwhile, Peugeot claims that emissions of 29g/km are the lowest of any car in this sector of the market.
The 3008 Hybrid4 will only be available in Peugeot’s GT trim: this includes seats finished in Alcantara, with ‘real aged oak wood’ featuring throughout the interior.
Various active driver safety aids have also been borrowed from the 508 saloon, including adaptive cruise control with stop and go functionality, in addition to lane-keep assistance.
Prices have yet to be announced, but we should learn more ahead of order books opening in the UK in October. Deliveries are expected to start in early 2020.
A cheaper, front-wheel drive version of the 3008 PHEV will also join the range next year. It will get a lower power output of 222bhp and is expected to offer a pure electric range of 25 miles.