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Plug-in Peugeot 3008 and 508 set for launch next year

Peugeot 3008 plug-in hybrid

Plug-in hybrid versions of the Peugeot 3008 SUV and 508 are expected to arrive in dealerships early next year.

The 3008 Hybrid4 will launch first, boasting a 300PS output and four-wheel-drive.

A two-wheel-drive version with 225PS will follow, alongside the plug-in hybrid 508.

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.”

The new Hybrid4 model, which is expected to be priced from £35,500, will be of particular interest to company car drivers, with low CO2 emissions of just 29g/km.

Laurent Blanchet, Peugeot product director, added: "The Peugeot Plug-in Hybrid engines are a unique opportunity for the brand to complement the powerful ranges of the 3008 SUV and the all-new 508 and 508 SW.

“They give our customers the opportunity to buy a powerful 3008 SUV AWD or a 508 that is efficient and provides improved sensations.”

In the front-wheel-drive 3008, the 508 and 508 SW Hybrid, a PureTech 180PS engine and 110PS electric motor provide a combined maximum power of 225PS.

The Peugeot 3008 Hybrid4 uses and all-wheel-drive system with two electric motors producing a total of 300PS.

Peugeot claims that the all-wheel-drive 3008 will be capable of reaching 62mph in 6.5 seconds.

The Hybrid4’s 13.2kWh battery provides up to 36 miles of 100% electric, or zero emission range, with a full charge.

New driving modes, which come as part of the plug-in hybrid package from Peugeot, include the ZEV 100% electric mode, four-wheel drive mode with the Hybrid4, Sport mode, Comfort mode or Hybrid mode.

Energy conservation is enhanced through the 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.

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