New Peugeot 3008 plug-in hybrid SUV specs, range and performance

Peugeot has added a plug-in hybrid version of the popular 3008 to its lineup, offering up to 36 miles of zero-emission range

James Wilson
Nov 18, 2019

Here is the next entry from Peugeot into the plug-in hybrid market. The Peugeot 3008 crossover has been an exceptionally popular model for the French manufacturer, so it's not surprising that we have news of this new plug-hybrid 3008 that will be hitting a road near you very soon.

Order books for the Peugeot 3008 Hybrid4 – a four-wheel drive plug-in hybrid (PHEV) SUV - are set to open before the end of the year, while Peugeot has said a two-wheel drive version will follow at a later date - which is likely to offer improved fuel economy - with prices for all models yet to be confirmed.

Both the 3008 and larger 5008 have been important cars for Peugeot, boosting sales and desirability for the French manufacturer's models. Before they launched, Peugeot had something of a reputation for making deary cars, however this current crop of SUVs are anything but.

For starters, Peugeot did a great job with the exterior styling and interior design – with the interior proving genuinely different from rivals. In fact, one of the few gripes people had with the latest 3008 is that there was no four-wheel drive option, but the plug-in Hybrid4 will change this.

Quick facts

  • Up to 36 miles of all-electric range
  • Claimed CO2 emissions of 29g/km
  • Full charge takes two hours with 7kW charger
  • Hybrid engines to produce 300hp
  • Offers a four-wheel drive setup
  • Order books open before the end of 2019

Peugeot isn’t alone in making hybrid SUVs, although many of those already on sale are aimed at different buyers – with those looking to spend £70,000 on a hybrid more likely to opt for the far more upmarket Porsche Cayenne, for instance.

That said, the Peugeot 3008 PHEV does have a number of direct rivals including the Kia Niro. So, what does the 3008 Hybrid4 and its two-wheel drive stablemate offer to make sure buyers pick a Peugeot? Read on for more details on its trims, performance, interior and more

Peugeot 3008 plug-in hybrid specifications

Peugeot will be offering the 3008 PHEV in a grand total of one trim – GT. For those unfamiliar with Peugeot’s specification hierarchy, GT sits at the top of the tree, so you can expect this to be a rather well equipped specimen.

While the equipment that will be standard on PHEV models is yet to be confirmed, a petrol-powered 3008 in GT trim comes with goodies such as adaptive cruise control (with stop and go functionality - which automatically controls the car's acceleration and braking in traffic), electric boot opening and closing, an opening panoramic roof, keyless entry/start and 19-inch alloy wheels.

 

It doesn’t end there, with equipment such as dual-zone climate control, an electric handbrake, a reversing camera, Bluetooth, an uprated sound system, full LED lights, sat-nav and electric front seats (which also have a massaging function) all included as well.

3008 plug-in hybrid prices and delivery dates

When it comes to prices and delivery dates, nothing has yet been confirmed. However, with order books opening before the start of 2020, it is unlikely that deliveries will be much further behind, especially as Peugeot is racing against other carmakers for PHEV sales. Late spring/early summer is a safe assumption.

When it comes to price, Peugeot is yet to announce official numbers, but a non-hybrid 3008 GT starts at £37,365, so expect the hybrid to be notably more than that.

Peugeot 3008 plug-in hybrid rivals

Electric cars are gaining traction presently and with SUVs continuing to be popular with buyers it makes sense that electrified SUVs stand a fighting chance of being popular, too. However, the plug-in small-to-medium sized SUV/crossover market isn’t as crowded as you might think.

Currently, Peugeot’s 3008 PHEV has to compete against the Volvo XC40 PHEV, Kia Niro PHEV, Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV and Vauxhall Grandland X Hybrid4. Sharp-shooting readers might notice that the Grandland X also features Hybrid4 in its name and this is due to the fact that Vauxhall's parent company is PSA - also known as Peugeot-Citroen.

Peugeot 3008 PHEV mpg and performance

All Peugeot 3008 Hybrid4 models are set to come with a 1.6-litre petrol engine combined with two electric motors. Total power output for the setup is claimed to be 300hp, but Peugeot is yet to confirm torque - that's low engine speed muscle - figures. Regardless, the French carmaker has stated that the 3008 Hybrid4 PHEV will go from 0-62mph in 5.9 seconds. That's pretty fast and far more speedy than other 3008s.

While economy figures are yet to be announced, official CO2 emissions are claimed to be just 29g/km.

The front-wheel drive 3008 is expected to come with a slightly less powerful petrol engine and only one electric motor. Together, they produce 225hp but the supporting economy, emissions and remaining performance figures are yet to be confirmed. With less weight and complexity than the four-wheel drive version, you can expect this to be the more economical option, however. Both models are set to come with automatic gearboxes.

Peugeot 3008 electric range and charge times

Peugeot is claiming a maximum all-electric range of 36 miles for the 3008 Hybrid4. This is made possible thanks to a 13.2kWh (kilowatt-hour) battery pack. As for charge times, the 3008 PHEV can be taken from zero to 100% in under two hours using a 7kW charge point – which is a common output for domestic wall chargers. Peugeot is yet to confirm whether the two-wheel drive 3008 PHEV will have identical figures.

Peugeot 3008 plug-in hybrid interior

Inside the 3008 PHEV is the same cabin buyers have enjoyed in the standard car, meaning Peugeot’s so-called 'i-Cockpit' design takes centre stage. The main features of which are a small steering wheel and two digital screens (an eight-inch central media system and a 12.3-inch driver-focused digital dash that you look at over the entire wheel).

Most importantly for 3008 owners, the system works better in the 3008 than it does in many of Peugeot’s other cars. Elsewhere the interior is well-appointed – nappa leather trim is standard on all 3008 PHEVs.

Peugeot 3008 plug-in hybrid: safety

Peugeot 3008 hybrid models are set to come with a decent spread of safety technology. This means equipment such as lane positioning assist, autonomous emergency braking, blind spot monitoring, driver attention monitor and three Isofix points for safely mounting child seats (outer rear seats and front passenger) are all included.

Peugeot 3008 plug-in hybrid technology

On top of all the equipment mentioned elsewhere, Peugeot offers owners access to its MyPeugeot app. This application allows motorists to receive information about their car via a smartphone. For example, it can relay information such as how much fuel was used after every journey.

Peugeot 3008 plug-in hybrid: dimensions

The footprint of plug-in hybrid 3008s isn’t due to be any different to non-hybrid models, meaning dimensions stay at 4,447mm for length, 2,098 for width (including door mirrors) and 1,624mm for height.

Luggage space is a slightly different matter. Peugeot is yet to confirm whether cargo area has changed but all the gubbins required to add a hybrid four-wheel drive system have to go somewhere – normally this impacts luggage space.

 

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