Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4 review (2011 onwards) – MSN Cars UK

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Peugeot 3008

HYbrid4 (2011 onwards)

What Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4

– Dinard, France

– September 2011

– £26,995

Available Order now: delivery 2011

Summary – diesel hybrid makes you what took them so Performance, economy and driver all satisfy in a very convincing way


It’s high-tech, but to drive. Peugeot recommends you the 3008 HYbrid4 drive dial in ‘Auto': this you best economy and power, diesel and electric drive in the efficient way. At speed, the diesel engine is used.

It is and refined enough to mean you notice it cutting in and taking from the slow-speed electric

Where the 3008 HYbrid4 impress is with pulling The surge of the diesel engine strong response on the move unlike petrol-electric hybrids) just as significantly, the electric helps at slow speed. It moves the 3008 HYbrid4 from rest and, in mode, can double up with the engine to give surging boost.


Electric is available at speeds below It can be locked in by selecting ‘ZEV’ on the selector dial – if you are at a steady speed, you can actually this and, if it’s ‘turn off’ the engine to run on power alone: an amusing that shows the broad of the HYbrid4 system.

The fully-automatic gearbox is a robotised This changes gear smoothly than in other Peugeots: during gearchanges, the motor supplies a burst of to mask the momentary loss of and reduce the ‘lurch’ this of gearbox can cause.

Ride and



Unlike hybrids, Peugeot has retained all the of the standard car. Even the (complete with cool Rover style split is no smaller than the standard with 354 litres even the seats up.

The rear seats are and the high-set (rather firm) seats give a commanding out. The dash is very quality and has some great touches: the hi-res centre screen shows off the various operating modes clearly. The rev is replaced by a ‘power’ dial showing charge and eco states.

Instruments apart, are two clues it is a the stubby, curiously shaped neat) gearlever, and the hybrid dial on the centre console. says this is best in Auto, but it also has 4WD, and ZEV modes – the latter it in EV mode so long as there’s in the battery and the speed is below

Peugeot 3008

Equipment befits a car that at well over £25k. do note the 99g/km free tax model does not come sat nav, not even as an option. All do get standard climate control air con even the greenest one.

Economy and safety


potential and 99g/km CO2 (for road tax) are yours if you large alloy wheels and sat Even the plusher 104g/km can average 70mpg though and as there is such a reserve of power, this figure is likely to be realistic, too.

It is to drive the 3008 HYbrid4 while still keeping with traffic. This has a effect on average economy: we 52mpg even on the usual test route. As you don’t to drive it hard, it also the 3008 HYbrid4 is very and serene at speed, too.

What’s significant is the emphasis on the batteries are fully charged. The recharge effect is significant and also uses some of the engine’s power on the go to top up the batteries. The is to always have them as as possible, so EV mode can be deployed at slower speeds.

The rear-mounted motor brings four-wheel functionality, which can be a safety in low-grip situations. Pedestrians watch out, though: the electric range means silent running in town: why Peugeot fits vivid running LEDs – to the 3008 HYbrid4 stand out moving.

The MSN Cars verdict

The diesel concept works, convincingly. more powerful and fuel-efficient petrol-electric hybrids at higher (negating the weight of the batteries), the capability helps stem the emissions debate surrounding powerplants. On-paper economy is real-world economy stand up to while benefits such as 4WD and of torque are compelling.

It’s not we’ll have to wait for lower-power variants in other of car for that. But it’s one of the most hybrid we’ve driven, few compromises and many pluses. seeking an upscale green car certainly add it to their list.

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