THE latest plug-in hybrid additions to the Peugeot range, all-new Peugeot 508 Hybrid and 508 SW Hybrid, will provide fuel efficiency of up to 217mpg and CO2 emissions as low as 29g/km when order books open later this year. They are capable of more than 30 miles of serene, fully-electric driving.
The new large family cars have passed WLTP certification to confirm the impressive figures, before joining Peugeot's growing plug-in electric hybrid and fully electric vehicle range. The all-new 508 Hybrid and 508 SW Hybrid combine the 132kW (180hp) 1.6L PureTech petrol engine with an 80kW (110hp) electric motor on the front axle, for a total power output of 165kW (225hp).
Both models use an 11.8kWh battery, with a full recharge taking less than two hours with a 7kW on board charger (optional depending on version). According to official WLTP tests, the 508 HYBRID returns 217mpg, with ultra-low CO2 emissions of just 29g/km, while the 508 SW HYBRID will achieve the same fuel economy with CO2 emissions of 30g/km.
Each 508 HYBRID and 508 SW HYBRID will be available with four driving modes:
* ZERO EMISSIONS: 100 per cent electric drive for a maximum range of 33 miles in the 508 HYBRID and 32 miles in the 508 SW Hybrid
* SPORT: Combines the power from both the 132kW 1.6L PureTech petrol engine and the 80kW electric motor for maximum performance
* HYBRID: Switches between electric and engine power for optimised efficiency
* COMFORT: Combines hybrid mode with a softer suspension configuration for improved ride comfort
With ultra-low CO2 emissions of 29g/km and 30g/km, the all-new 508 Hybrid and 508 SW Hybrid benefit from the lowest benefit-in-kind rate for business and fleet users. Both models attract a BIK rating of only 10 per cent from April 2020.