Following its announcement of electrification strategy, Peugeot didn’t want to waste time and immediately unveiled the details of its three new hybrid models that are set to hit the European market in 2019. They’re the 508 sedan, 508 wagon, and 3008 GT Hybrid4.
The 508 sedan and 508 wagon will be powered by a 1.6-liter PureTech four-cylinder gasoline engine that delivers 180 HP and is assisted by a 80 kW electric motor, thus producing a total power of 225 HP. Energy is derived from a 11.8 kWh lithium-ion battery pack that supports a 50 km of pure-electric driving. Peugeot didn’t reveal combined fuel consumption figures, but it wants to achieve 2 liters per 100 km, which would translate to 49g/km CO2 emissions.
Through an eight-speed automatic gearbox, the power is transmitted to the front-wheel drive system. A torque converter isn’t necessary anymore, as it has been replaced by a multi-plate clutch, which is claimed to give a 60-Nm extra torque and more responsiveness.
As for the 3008 GT Hybrid4, it is equipped with a more potent hybrid powertrain. The electrical architecture is the same as the 508, but it has another 80 kW electric motor placed on the rear axle. In addition, its engine is also more powerful with 200 HP. Working together, they crank out a combined 300 HP capable of pushing the car to 62 mph in 6.5 seconds.
The 3008 GT Hybrid4 comes with a 13.2 kWh lithium-ion battery that provides enough power for a 60 km all-electric driving. According to Peugeot, the car will have a better grip in four-wheel drive mode, which is good for driving on wet, snowy, muddy, or winding roads. The SUV has CO2 emissions of 49g/km too.
In all-electric mode, the three models can reach a top speed of 135 km/h, and it takes 7 hours to fully charge the battery using a Type 2 connector. Charging time can be shortened to 4 hours with a 3.3 kW 14A socket, or even 1 hour 45 minutes with an optional 6.6 kW 32A Wallbox charger. The Peugeot 508 sedan, 508 wagon, and 3008 GT Hybrid4 will go on sale by the second quarter of next year.