Peugeot 508 sedan with diesel hybrid technology launched at €39,200 (Photos)

Peugeot has announced that the new 2013 model of Peugeot 508 sedan with diesel hybrid technology. Peugeot 508 Hybrid4 will be offered as a diesel electric version in two trims – Feline and Allure which are respectively priced from €39,200 (£31,538 / $49,164) and €42,400 (£34,115 / $53,179). Like its other two siblings, 508 Hybrid4 will have a 2.0 liter HDi diesel engine offering 161 hp of power directly to the front wheels while 36 hp electric motor will drive its rear wheels.

Combined, these will offer output of 197 hp while there will be a choice of four driving modes such as 100% electric, 4 WD, Auto and Sport which can be selected through a four way rotary switch situated on its centre console. Fuel consumption will be at 3.6L/100 kms (27.77 kmpl) while auto emissions are at 95 gms/km. 508 Hybrid4 will be able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km in 9 seconds and will have top speed of 209 kmph (130 mph).

What exactly makes this Hybrid4 stand out from the rest is its significant and obvious badge located on the front grille. Electric motors are situated at the rear and this caused dearth of boot space which is at only 355 liters as against 515 liters in a standard model.

Features of the Peugeot 508 Hybrid4 Feline are – Pack-leather, Pack-Vision Plus, side sun visor and rear window, Using sound and graphics front parking, and 17 “alloy wheels Style 09.

Features of the Peugeot 508 Hybrid4 Allure are – Hands-free access and start, Sliding front armrest, Using sound and graphics rear parking, Front airbags, front and side curtain, Automatic Bi-Zone Badge HYbrid4, Folding rear seats 2/3-1/3, Entourage upper lateral window chrome, ESP, ASR, ABS, REF, AFU, Electric parking brake, 17” alloy wheels Style-05, Half-leather upholstery, Tire repair kit, Chrome side window lickers, Up front and rear windows pulse, Visibility pack- Fog lights with static lighting of Kreuzung Electric, lumbar adjustment of driver seat, Regulator Overspeed, Power outside mirrors and heated Electrically folding door mirrors (With illuminated entry for rear), Childproof electrical Height-adjustable driver seat, Front and rear floor mats, Full grain leather steering wheel, Peugeot Connect SOS Assistance & WIP Nav Plus.

Read the press release below for complete information.

Auto News Release

NEW PEUGEOT 508 HYbrid4

THE RANGE OFFULL HYBRID DIESELS EXPANDED WITH A 3RD VERSION

The innovative HYbrid4 technology is now offered with a 3rdbody style in the Peugeot model range. After application to crossover and all road estate types, it is a saloon that now benefits from the unique abilities provided by the Full Hybrid Diesel. With CO2emissions reduced to 95 g/km combined with a high level of performance, the 508 HYbrid4 represents an unequalled offering in its segment.

Peugeot is the precursor of the Full Hybrid Diesel. This technology, which is still unequalled in the market, was designed to be modular and adaptable to different platforms. With this new offering in the 508 range, Peugeot gives a 3rddimension to HYbrid4.

Indeed the performance provided by this innovative drive train, which is based on the virtuous association of a 2.0 litre HDi Diesel engine producing 120 kW (163 hp) and a 27 kW (37 hp) electric motor, will allow the 508 HYbrid4 to win new market share, particularly with BtoB customers or in countries where there are high fiscal incentives related to CO2emissions.

A technological step ahead allows unequalled benefits to be offered, associating performance of a high level and much reduced fuel consumption:

. Maximum power of 147 kW (200 hp),
. 4 wheel drive,
. 4 driving modes including a 100% electric mode,
. 95 g/km CO2for 3.6 l/100 km (78.5 mpg)on the combined cycle.

All of the qualities that contributed to the success of the 508 are of course present in this new model. Recognisable by a discreet badge on the grille, the HYbrid4 versions retains a streamlined, prestigious and dynamic appearance. On board, the control knob used to select the 4 driving modes (Auto, ZEV, Sport, 4WD), particularly well integrated into the centreconsole, underlines the high level of perceived quality that characterises the whole 508 range.

The boot, with a volume of 355 litres of water (VDA 210 standard), retains all of its practicality in use, particularly thanks to its rectangular form. With its modularity preserved and 1/3 –2/3 split folding rear seats, the load capacity can reach close to 1 400 litres when use is made of all of the space in row 2.

Finally, the recognised dynamic qualities of the 508 are increased with the HYbrid4 technologywhich offers 4 different driving experiences and which makes full use of Peugeot’s suspension know-how (pseudo McPherson at the front and multi-link at the rear).

So the 508 HYbrid 4 distils unique driving pleasure, of a new generation, combining dynamicemotion with environmental requirements.

The 508 HYbrid4 is built at Rennes, in France, and will be on sale in Europe from June. Advanced orders have been taken in Holland and these amount to nearly1600 orders at mid-June 2012.

Peugeot

Present in 160 countries, with 10,000 contact points, Peugeot combines rigorous standards and exciting ideas all over the world. In 2011, Peugeot achieved 2,114,000 sales worldwide, stepped up its internationalisation in major growth markets and continued its move upmarket. The Brand is reaffirming its environmental commitment through the roll-out of its e-HDi diesel micro-hybridization and the 2012 launch of three “HYbrid4” full-hybrid diesel models. Peugeot is the only marque to offer a complete mobility package with passenger and commercial vehicles, scooters, bicycles and a wide range of services including its “Mu by Peugeot” mobility program.