Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4 Road Test and Review

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Peugeot 3008


Car Guide’s Road Test of the 3008 HYbrid4

Model/Engine 3008 HYbrid4

Fuel: hybrid

Fuel economy 74.3 mpg

Green Car Guide 10/10

The Peugeot 3008 is the world’s first diesel-electric and it offers four-wheel drive in a vehicle that emits 99 g/km CO 2 and returns 74 mpg.

So we’ve had lots of petrol-electric such as the Toyota Prius. The behind the Peugeot 3008 is that, as a diesel engine is 30% economical than a petrol a diesel-electric hybrid will be economical than a petrol-electric

In particular, a diesel-electric hybrid be more economical over distances, when running on its diesel engine. However the HYbrid4 also offers economy in urban areas, it can operate in zero-emissions mode – ie. the car runs solely on its Nickel Hydride batteries and electric and doesn’t need its diesel at all. The car can sustain such running for over two miles the diesel engine has to kick in.

that happens, the hybrid can be recharged and it can once again in zero-emission mode.

Peugeot claims the 3008 HYbrid4 will in zero emissions mode for two-thirds of city driving, and more interestingly, that it still operate in zero mode for one-third of the time driving out of the city. This equate to 174 miles out of the car’s range of 558 miles being in ZE mode.

The resulting official are 99 g/km CO 2 . This is a highly figure for a relatively large and one that also has four-wheel capability. The 3008’s diesel powers the front wheels, and the motor powers the rear The diesel engine and the electric both work together to four-wheel drive, when up to 40% of the can be sent to the rear axle.

This situation occurs the hybrid battery has sufficient but even if the battery runs out of despite there being no connection between the front and axles, the rear wheels can be powered from the diesel alternator. So theoretically the 3008 should be able to drive all day in drive mode – although is less torque sent to the axle when running the 8 kW alternator, so the four-wheel drive is reduced. Although there’s no limit to the use of the 4WD system, it can only be up to 75 mph.

In total, the car has four modes: Auto, Sport, ZEV and Auto is recommended for the best in most situations, with the car for itself when it should be in electric, or diesel-electric mode.

allows the car to change gear quickly and to hold on to each longer. If extra power is the diesel engine and the electric can work together – providing drive.

ZEV keeps the car in electric-only – while the battery charge can this. If you need extra then the diesel engine can cut in and 4WD both the front and rear power the car, so providing traction in conditions such as mud or snow.

Most current hybrids have Continuously Transmission (CVT). This that if you accelerate enthusiastically, the revs rise, but you don’t any directly-related forward progress, and sensation is not to everyone’s tastes.

In the of efficiency, the 3008 HYbrid4 is with Peugeot’s electronically-controlled manual (EGC), or ‘automated gearbox. This is similar to transmission in the sense that you can it in Drive and the car changes gear the driver needing to use a clutch. But like a manual in the way that the still changes gear a pause between gears.

Like a CVT, this is not to everyone’s tastes, as it can feel to change gear, with a pause in between gears. You can the automatic change by using the shifters behind the steering which can help things, but somewhat defeats the object of an automatic function.

Anyway, the news is that in the 3008 when the diesel engine its drive during the gear the electric motor ‘fills the and provides power, and this improve the operation of the automated ‘box.

So how does the 3008 drive?

Well, there is good news – it very much like a diesel 3008. This reassure people who are concerned the 3008 HYbrid4 may be some of new-fangled technology that should be wary of (apart a few extra badges, there’s very little to differentiate the of the car as being different to the standard

Of course, when you start the it’s likely that it make any noise, as it’s running on electric power You can then pull away and between two and three miles at speeds purely on electric This means that the car silent, yet it has impressive levels of and acceleration. We’ve driven much every hybrid and car that exists, but it still strange – yet refreshing – driving an 3008.

In order to optimise the range, the effectiveness of the air conditioning is when running in in electric

Once the range of the hybrid’s has expired, the car switches seamlessly to power. You’d imagine you would notice the switchover with a diesel engine with a petrol engine, as are generally noisier, but under driving conditions you’re not of the changeover. Under hard you can hear and feel the diesel in, and this is also when catch out the gearbox.

Generally, it seems that engineers have genuinely the pause during gear by using the electric motors to the gap, and the driving experience is smoother than the non-hybrid of the 3008 as a result. However if you progressively in Sport mode, find that the gearbox as smooth, the revs can rise, and the sounds noisy.

The 3008 has a 2-litre diesel engine, develops 163 bhp. The electric develops peak power of 37 This gives a total of 200

In terms of torque, there’s 300 Nm the diesel engine and a peak of 200 Nm the electric motor. This good rather than performance on the road, but these are power and torque figures, when looked at in combination 99 g/km CO 2 emissions and 74 mpg.

As you and brake, the car recovers the energy would otherwise be lost, and it to recharge the battery. When you to a standstill, thanks to the Stop system, the diesel engine out, and this certainly with the car’s low emission It also makes it much in terms of local air quality, diesels do emit higher of particulate and NOx emissions than

Peugeot has its FAP Diesel Particulate technology which is designed to cut such emissions. However can have problems with the DPF clogged up if used exclusively on start-stop city journeys, so car is better for longer journeys with occasional city

We tested the four-wheel drive of the car on the beaches of Northern France, and in drive only, the car got bogged in deep sand. We then to four-wheel drive and the car climbed out of the and we were on our way again. And this was in a car just standard road

When back on the open the 3008 HYbrid4 drives a regular 3008. This that it’s a comfortable to be, and perfectly acceptable for everyday use. However if we did have one with the standard 3008 and the version, it’s that it has a body. Apart from it slightly uneasy in terms of its from certain angles, it that there’s a lot of bodywork a high centre of gravity to through corners.

If you want steering and race car-like then this isn’t the car for But overall it does a pretty job of balancing the competing requirements of handling, the need for a comfortable the requirement for a body large to give lots of space for a and the high-riding driving position of a

There is lots of room the 3008, and there’s minimal of space due to the hybrid system. system is cleverly engineered to part of the rear axle, and is stand-alone from the front ie. there is no mechanical link. means that, theoretically, can bolt this hybrid on to pretty much any of its existing vehicles.

It also means in the case of the 3008 Hybrid4, you lose some boot under the false boot you still end up with a large boot, accessed by a split and the ability to fold the rear down. The extra components – the battery – makes the HYbrid4 140 kg heavier than a 2-litre diesel 3008.

Peugeot 3008

Up the dashboard is very similar to the 3008, so it’s visually although rather busy lots of small buttons. In the HYbrid4 you get a rotary dial to the driving mode, and a visual to show what’s going on the hybrid system. It comes equipment such as a head-up which shows the car’s without the driver having to their eyes off the road

The top of the dashboard has a multitude of surfaces, in lots of reflections on the windscreen.

One to be aware of is that only the 3008 HYbrid4 model with 99 g/km emissions. The option is a car with 104 g/km CO 2 . could make a big difference if you the 3008 to be exempt from the Congestion Charge, as the 99 g/km is exempt, but the 104 g/km version

The key reason that the higher model has higher emissions is to the wheels and tyres. The base has 16-inch wheels and low rolling tyres. The higher spec comes with 17 or 18-inch and it’s the combination of the resulting aerodynamics and worse rolling that pushes it over the 100 threshold.

Our test car, as in the photographs, was the 99 g/km model the 16-inch wheels. You would be rightly concerned that the car may ‘big-body, small-wheels’ syndrome, but it looks fine. And thanks to the tyre wall of the 16-inch this car has a more comfortable than the car with the larger

The 99 g/km model also come with sat nav as standard, but can be specified; be aware that not the most intuitive of systems.

The 99 CO 2 3008 HYbrid4 costs the 104 g/km 3008 HYbrid4 £28,495. This may sound a lot, but you’re getting economy and emissions from a car four-wheel drive capability. If you go for the 99 model, as well as saving on costs, you’ll save on the Charge if you drive in central and of course there’s no range compared to electric cars may have similar or higher

And although you’re paying to buy the car than you would for a regular you will be able to sell it for too.

You can order a 3008 now, UK deliveries will be by March 2012.


hybrids were initially by many manufacturers, yet most are now developing their own models. cars make sense for use in urban areas, but an efficient is likely to be more economical on a run. Enter the Peugeot HYbrid4. It offers the potential of or at least reduced, emissions in areas due to its hybrid capability.

it also offers the potential of efficiency compared to a petrol-electric on long journeys – so making it of consideration for business users. It has an attractive company car tax liability of 13%.

In addition it offers space for a family, and the added of four-wheel drive. Currently, is no other car that can offer all of along with emissions of 99 g/km CO 2 and economy of 74 mpg – we would need to conduct a test to see how close the car can come to these figures in everyday

The standard 3008 has areas of including the pauses between changes on the model with and it’s not outstanding in terms of The 3008 HYbrid4 overcomes two issues and there really are few drawbacks to the car, therefore it the exclusive ranks, currently of two other cars, that a Green-Car-Guide rating of 10 out of 10. Peugeot be congratulated for showing leadership in us the world’s first diesel

Car details and fuel economy

Fuel economy extra 76.3 mpg

Fuel economy 72.4 mpg

Green rating: VED A – first year £0

1808 Kg

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