2019 Peugeot 508 and 3008 hybrids unveiled

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Peugeot has revealed hybrid versions of its 508 sedan, 508 SW wagon and 3008 mid-size SUV.

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The 508 Hybrid is powered by a 132kW 1.6-litre turbo-four petrol engine and an 80kW motor, which combine to send 165kW to the front wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission. Its 11.8kWh battery delivers an all-electric range of 40km – in hybrid mode, it consumes just 2.1L of fuel per 100 kilometres.

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As the 508’s battery is placed under the boot floor, boot space is unchanged at 487L for the sedan and 530L for the wagon. Hybrid models also look identical to their standard petrol and diesel counterparts.

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For those wanting a taller ride height, a 3008 Hybrid4 has also been revealed. The 4 tacked on to the end of its name designates that it is all-wheel-drive – that’s thanks to the 147kW 1.6-litre turbo-petrol four-cylinder and two 80kW electric motors (one per axle) which work together to produce a combined 221kW of power.

It uses the same eight-speed torque-converter auto as the 508 Hybrid, allowing the 3008 to complete the 0-100km/h sprint in a spritely 6.5 seconds. It can drive up to 50km in full-EV mode, thanks to its larger 13.2kWh battery.

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Both hybrid models take around seven hours to charge fully using the standard-fit 3.3kW 8-amp charger, which can be reduced to four hours with a 3.3kW 14-amp unit. Alternatively, the optional 6.6kW 32-amp wall box can do it in just one hour and 45 minutes.

The 508 Hybrid and 3008 Hybrid4 go on sale in Europe in the second quarter of next year. An Australian launch has not been confirmed.

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