Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4 updated

Peugeot 3008 HYbrid 4 91g/km
12 Sep, 2012 1:28pm Tom Phillips

Tweaks to the Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4 reduce CO2 emissions to 91g/km

The Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4 was the first diesel-electric hybrid to be offered on sale in the UK.

And, in addition to its Onyx supercar, 2008 Concept and facelifted RCZ, the French firm will show off a 3008 HYbrid4 with an improved hybrid drivetrain at the Paris Motor Show.

The hybrid system, which couples a 163bhp diesel engine with a 37bhp electric motor, remains unchanged.

However, tweaks to the engine management software have improved the efficiency of the way that the 3008’s batteries are used.

This means that the 3008 HYbrid4 now returns average fuel economy of 80.7mpg and emits 91g/km of CO2, when fitted with 16-inch low rolling resistance tyres – improving on the current model’s 74.4mpg and 99g/km.

When larger wheel and tyre combinations are specced, the 3008 now emits 99g/km (down from 104g/km), making all models of the Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4 range free to tax.

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Hooray less emissions! But please could the next update benefit from a slightly less pig-ugly snout?

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