Peugeot has revealed two new plug-in hybrid models in the form of electrified versions of the 3008 SUV and the new 508 saloon, but you’ll have to wait to see them in showrooms – they won’t go on sale until next autumn.
The drivetrain equipped on both the 508 and 508 SW estate makes use of a 178bhp PureTech four-cylinder petrol engine and a 108bhp electric motor, both sending power to the front axle. Combined, power doesn’t quite emerge as the sum total of both petrol and electric motor, with the 508 Hybrid developing 222bhp overall. Drive is sent to the front wheels via an eight-speed automatic gearbox, and while Peugeot has not announced any performance or fuel economy figures, it claims 49g/km CO2.
The 508 gets a lithium-ion battery pack 11.8kWh in size, which Peugeot says enables an official range of 30 miles on electric power only when the battery is fully charged.
The plug-in 3008 uses a slightly different and more powerful all-wheel-drive setup called HYBRID4. Two electric motors are equipped, and total system output is rated at 296bhp. Peugeot claims 0-62mph in 6.5 seconds, while it too has an official maximum electric range of 30 miles.
The 222bhp front-wheel-drive plug-in hybrid system will be made available in the 3008 a few months after the debut of the HYBRID4 version. All can be recharged in less than two hours using a 6.6kW wallbox, and all get digital i-Cockpit instrumentation unique for hybrid models.
Prices have not yet been announced, but the plug-in hybrids will be the flagship variants of the 3008 and 508.
Read our UK review of the new Peugeot 508 here.