Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4 improves economy to 80.7mpgSeptember 12, 2012
The Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4 , the first full hybrid diesel-electric crossover car in the world, is now available with even lower CO2 emissions, reduced to just 91g/km, along with 80.7mpg.
Peugeot has improved the environmental performance of its innovative drivetrain (an HDi 163 diesel powering the front wheels and a 37bhp electric motor the rear wheels, so combining 200bhp, four-wheel drive, with Auto, Sport and ZEV modes).
From experience obtained in the development of three full hybrid diesel models in the Peugeot range (3008 HYbrid4, 508 RXH and 508 Saloon HYbrid4), the company says that its engineers have identified aspects that allow further optimisation. New management software for the engines, including a number of improvements, has been developed. These changes, which optimise the phases of energy recovery and the management of the batteries, allow new savings to be made in CO2 emissions and fuel consumption – especially in an urban driving environment.
The 3008 HYbrid4 is now type-approved on the combined cycle at 91g/km and the potential for 80.7mpg for the version fitted with very low rolling resistance Energy Saving 16’’ tyres. The models fitted with other tyre sizes (16’’ M+S (‘Mud & Snow’), 17’’ or 18’’) also see their CO2 emissions reduced to 99g/km.
For company car users and operators, the three HYbrid4 models offer attractive advantages including low Benefit In Kind (BIK) taxation (10% on 3008 HYbrid4 & 508 Saloon HYbrid4, 12% on 508 RXH) and for companies the vehicles attract 100% Capital Write Down Allowance in the first year.
We like the 3008 HYbrid4, and the 508 RXH even more, however we found that real-life economy was substantially lower than the official figures, and we hope that the new changes improve this – read our reviews:
Peugeot 508 Saloon HYbrid4 review coming soon