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 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.
The launch of the new models works to fulfil Peugeot’s philosophy of ‘choose your Peugeot, choose your powertrain’, where customers can choose between conventional petrol and diesel models as well as electrified variants.
It plans to apply this approach to all models within the range by 2023.
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.
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.
The all-new 508 HYBRID comes with 487-litres of boot space, with the 508 SW HYBRID providing 530-litres of load capacity.
When the new models go on sale later in the year, three trims will be available: Allure, GT Line and GT.
The same powertrain will be offered in the 3008 Hybrid alongside a more potent 300PS all-wheel-drive version that uses two electric motors and a larger battery.
The latter will be badged Hybrid4.