PEUGEOT has announced details of its new Plug-in Hybrid petrol engine range. The new engines will power the PEUGEOT 3008 SUV and the all-new PEUGEOT 508 and 508 SW, from late 2019. PEUGEOT will showcase the new engine range at the forthcoming Paris Motor Show this October.
PEUGEOT’s new HYBRID engines give PEUGEOT drivers the chance to experience new driving modes in their cars, including the ZEV 100% electric mode, Sport mode, Comfort mode or Hybrid mode. A 4-wheel drive mode is available with HYBRID4. The high voltage Lithium-ion (300V) battery, has a capacity between 11.8 KWh and 13.2KWh, allowing the cars to drive up to 50km 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, whilst the e-SAVE function allows 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.
The PEUGEOT i-Cockpit® gives 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 engine’s efficiency, such as electricity 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 508 HYBRID and 508 SW HYBRID bring together PEUGEOT’s PureTech 180bhp petrol engine and a 110bhp electric motor, for a combined maximum power of 225bhp in traction and optimised fuel efficiency, with less than 49g of CO2 per kilometre.
The PEUGEOT 3008 SUV GT version, complete with full Mistral black leather and aged grey oak trim, is being equipped with the powerful HYBRID4 system. This high-end offering provides 4-wheel drive with multi-link rear suspension, equipped with a 110bhp inverter to reach 300bhp. This is the result of the combination of a PureTech petrol engine reaching 200bhp and two electric motors (one at the front and the second at the rear) each reaching 110bhp. It does 0 to 100kmh in 6.5s. The battery capacity is 13.2kWh for a 100% electric range of 50km WLTP(2) (60km NEDC(1)). A few months after its launch, the HYBRID4 version will be joined in the range by a HYBRID version of 225hp (165kW).
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 110bhp on the front suspension.