Peugeot Peugeot 3008 Estate 1.6 Hybrid 225 GT Premium 5dr e-EAT8

Multi function trip computer
Rear parking aid
Lane departure warning system
Front parking sensors
Front and rear parking sensors
Peugeot connect SOS and assistance
Visio park assist 360 with colour camera system + automatic parking assist
Voice recognition
Mirror screen with mirror link, apple carplay and android auto
Exterior temperature indicator with ice warning
Bluetooth telephone facility
Speed limit recognition and recommendation
PEUGEOT i-Cockpit with configurable 12.3" Head-up digital instrument panel
PEUGEOT i-Cockpit with 8.0" capacitive touchscreen in centre console
Driver attention alert system
Extended Traffic sign recognition
Rear passenger USB charging sockets (x2) (type A)
3D connected navigation with 10" HD touchscreen + voice recognition system
Passive blind spot monitoring without Steering correction
Driving Time Warning (DAA1)
3D connected navigation with 10" HD touchscreen
Drive mode selector (Electric, Hybrid, Sport, 4WD) & Hill Assist Descent Control
PEUGEOT i-Cockpit with 10" high definition capacitive touchscreen
Emergency services call system
Peugeot i-cockpit with compact multi-function sports steering wheel
Dynamic stability control and electronic anti-skid system
Mode 3 type 2 cable for wallbox charging
Deferred charging option, configurable in car or via My PEUGEOT App
DAB Digital radio
USB socket
6 speakers radio with mp3 compatible
Body colour door handles
Automatic self levelling headlights
Electric operated/heated door mirrors
Dark tinted rear side windows + tailgate window
LED daytime running lights
Twin exhaust tailpipe
Nera black door mirrors
LED third brake light
Stainless steel roof arches
Gloss black B and C pillar and aerodynamic deflector trim
Gloss black rear cluster connecting strip
Rear LED Peugeot signature 'Claw Effect' lights
Automatic triggered rear windscreen wiper in reverse gear
Headlights left on audible warning
Heated rear windscreen with integrated antenna
LED side indicator lights integrated into door mirrors
One touch electric front/rear windows with pinch protection
Front windscreen wiper with magic wash cleaning system
Power folding door mirrors with blind spot detection indicator and auto dipping function in reverse gear
Body protectors (bottom of front and rear bumpers + wheel arches + protection at bottom of doors) in black
HYBRID emblem on front wings and tailgate
Frameless electrochrome rear view mirror
LED rear number plate lighting
Chrome front wing trim
Gloss black front bumper air scoops
Electric folding door mirrors with exterior courtesy LED lighting
Fog Mode
Full LED headlights with LED fog lights with static cornering function
Diamond Black door mirror shells
Power folding door mirrors with auto dipping function in reverse gear
Gloss black windscreen trim
Black with chrome detailed front wing trim
LED front indicator
Door mirror mounted LED courtesy floor lighting
Rear side wing doors
Body colour rear roof spoiler with stainless steel edging trim
Illuminated glovebox
Front seat back map pockets
Footwell illumination
1/3 to 2/3 split folding rear seats
Aluminium pedals
Sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors
Dual zone automatic climate control
2 cupholders in front centre console
Satin chrome interior door handles
Gear shift indicator
Cabin pre-conditioning
Roof lining - Mistral black
Aikinite stitching in armrest, gear lever and dashboard facia
Mistral floor mats with Aikinite contrast stitching
Front interior light with 2 reading spotlights and rear interior light with timer
Electric power steering with reach and rake adjustable steering column
Rear centre console ventilation system
Seatbelt not fastened audible and visual alert for front seats
Centre front armrest with butterfly wing opening and illuminated storage compartment
Flocked front door pocket interior with blue ambient lighting
Mistral full grain perforated leather steering wheel with aikinite stitch detail and satin chrome 'GT' emblem
2x Rear coat hooks
Satin chrome dashboard trim
Satin chrome digital instrument panel and touchscreen trim
Satin chrome front door panel recess trim
Satin chrome scorpion's tail and toggle switch trim
Flocked glovebox interior
Blue ambient lighting for connecting zone
Blue ambient lighting to front door panels, central storage and cupholders
LED interior lighting in storage spaces and load area
3x Isofix child seat fittings in the front passenger and outer rear seats
Seatbelt unfastened on the move audible and visual alert for front and rear seats
4 Grab handles retractable and damped
12V Sockets in dashboard, rear cabin and load area
Fixed boot floor with access to the charging cable storage box
Foldable front passenger seat
Focal tweeter speaker grilles in Belem bronze metal effect finish
Individual left and right controls in boot for seat folding
Rear bench seat with central armrest and ski hatch
2 cupholders in rear armrest
LED roof interior lighting
Foldable front passenger seat with picnic table
Front passenger seat manual adjustment (longitudinal and back rest angle)
Blue ambient lighting to headup instrument panel
2 x Rear reading spotlights
Visibility pack - 3008
Driver sport pack - 3008 Auto
Drive assist plus pack - 3008
Safety plus pack - 3008 hybrid
Visibility pack - 3008 PHEV
Two tone horn
Front and rear curtain airbags
Hill start assist
Acoustic vehicle alerting system
Adaptive driver and front passenger airbags with passenger airbag deactivation function
Electric child locking functionality on rear windows and doors
Front three point retractable seatbelts with pre tensioners and force limiters
3x Rear three-point retractable seatbelts with force limiters in the outer rear seats
Front optimised safety headrests and 3 x rear retractable headrests with height adjustable
Electric parking brake
Driver and front passenger side airbag
Front ventilated disc brakes and rear disc brakes
ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) with EBD (Electronic Braking Distribution) and EBA (Emergency Braking Assistance)
Electronic immobiliser
Remote control central locking with two plip keys
Peugeot Open and Go System
Automatic hazard light activation upon heavy brake application
Perimetric and volumetric alarm with lift and tilt sensor
Automatic door locking when moving off
key operated exterior door lock from the left hand door
Puncture repair kit including compressor, sealant cartridge and towing eye
CO2 0
Euro Emissions
NOX N/A
CC 1598
Compression Ratio 2098
Cylinder Layout In - Line
Cylinders 4 Cylinder
Fuel Delivery Turbo
Number of Valves 510
Gears 8
Transmission Automatic
Combined 0.00
Urban 0.00
Extra Urban 0.00
Badge Engine CC 1598
Badge Power 225.00
NCAP Rating
Vehicle Homologation Class N/A
0 to 60 mph (Sec) 8.61
0 to 62 mph (Sec) 8.90
Engine BHP 225.00
Engine KW
Engine PS 1760
Engine Torque 360.00
Top Speed 140
Front Tyres 225/50 R19
Rear Tyres 225/50 R19
Spare Tyre TYRE REPAIR KIT
Height 1620
Length 4447
Wheel Base 2675
Width 1841
Fuel Tank Size 43.00
Weight 2270
Roof Load Limit
Towing Weight Braked 1760
Towing Weight Unbraked 750
Number Of Seats 5

Ten Second Review

Peugeot wants to be a key player in the plug-in hybrid part of the mid-sized SUV segment with this car, the 3008 Hybrid. It looks smart, certainly makes the efficiency numbers and will work well as a package for a family buyer wanting a degree of EV tech but not quite ready to take the plunge into full-battery motoring. But though the plug-in technology on offer here is pretty cutting-edge, it's also pretty heavy and pricey.

Background

Plug-in Hybrid technology may turn out to be one of the more short-lived of the motor industry's propulsion options. The first plug-in hybrids didn't arrive until around 2015 and there's talk of future legislation banning them by 2035 (though in a post-Covid world, who knows how far that deadline might be extended?). What we do know is that right here and now, plug-ins (or PHEVs) are often the undecided green motorist's preference, even though they're no longer government-incentivised. The fully electrified commuting mileage, the absence of range anxiety and low taxation of PHEVs are all tempting. But the elephant in the room remains the high cost of this technology, which reflects in the price of all current contenders, including the one we look at here, the Peugeot 3008 Hybrid. Can it stack up? Let's find out.

Driving Experience

This isn't the first time we've seen a Hybrid 3008 model. The first generation design was available in electrified form too, but that was a self-charging set-up mated to a diesel engine. This time round, a 1.6-litre petrol turbo powerplant mated to an 8-speed auto gearbox has been blended with more advanced plug-in hybrid technology that allows for 36 miles of WLTP-rated all-electric driving range. This powertrain features in two flavours: in 225hp form in the front-driven 3008 Hybrid. Or in 300hp guise in the AWD 3008 Hybrid4, the latter variant featuring two electric motors (a 108bhp unit on the front axle and a 111bhp motor on the rear axle - hence the nominal AWD capability). In both cases, the way that petrol progress is seamlessly integrated with electrified power is very impressive - and the whole package feels as quick as those output figures might suggest (rest to 62mph in the Hybrid4 takes just 5.9s en route to a 146mph maximum - or an 84mph all-electric maximum). So it ought to feel pretty quick. Well it does to a point. But things are rather blunted, as is usual with this class of car, by a somewhat prodigious kerb weight. The plug-in powertrain adds a substantial 360kgs over the weight of a 2.0 diesel 3008; or around half a tonne over a base petrol version. That's an awful lot of extra bulk to carry around and even with 520Nm of pulling power on tap, you feel that from behind the wheel, especially if you try and chuck this car about in the kind of manner a typical owner never would. You get four driving modes, with the one you'll be using most of the time being the 'Hybrid' setting that chooses the best mix of electric and petrol propulsion to suit the driving style whilst optimising efficiency. The alternative settings are either 'Sport' (where the car combines the power of the electric and petrol motors to offer livelier performance). And 'All-Wheel Drive'.

Design and Build

As usual with plug-in models, visual differentiations from standard variants are few. In this case, that means special dichroic badging on the boot and front wings, an extra filler flap and a cyan light that shines from the interior mirror when the car is in all-electric motion. Otherwise, this is like any other second generation 3008, which means it's very sleekly styled but, at 4.4-metres long, remains one of the more compact crossovers in the mid-sized SUV segment. Inside, the cabin as usual in this model is dominated by digital screens for the instrument cluster and the centre stack, embellished in this case by some extra hybrid-related displays and associated switchgear. As ever with a modern Peugeot, there's an 'i-Cockpit' dash design you'll have to get used to that leaves you looking over the (smaller) steering wheel at the instrument binnacle, rather than conventionally through it. Because this design was created from the outset to accommodate battery power, there's no compromise in rear seat accommodation and a couple of adults will be quite comfortable. But boot space is compromised considerably by the battery placement (down to 395-litres from 520-litre normally), though you do get an extra 25-litre area for storing the cables. The seats-folded capacity is 1,357-litres (down from 1,482-litres). And the fuel tank size is 10-litres smaller too.

Market and Model

Be prepared to pay quite a premium if you want plug-in hybrid capability for your 3008. You'll almost certainly be looking at the front-driven 225hp version because the more powerful all-wheel drive 300hp derivative is prohibitively expensive. Let's start with some perspective; diesel auto 3008 models start from around £30,000 - or around £33,000 with the top 2.0-litre BlueHDi engine. From launch, front-driven 3008 Hybrid pricing kicked from around £36,600 in base 'Allure' form: a couple of thousand more gets you 'GT Line' trim, while around £42,000 is needed for the top 'GT'. The aforementioned 300hp Hybrid4 model is offered in two forms; 'GT Line'-spec for around £43,500 and top 'GT' trim for nearly £47,000. Yes, really. So as you can see then, the value lies further down the range. In truth, you don't really need all-wheel-drive or an extra 75hp in this car - and base 'Allure'-spec gives you all the kit you could reasonably want. That includes a Connected 3D navigation system, 18-inch alloy wheels, keyless entry, a colour reversing camera, ambient lighting, power-folding door mirrors, keyless entry and all-round parking sensors. 'GT-Line' trim adds a contrast-coloured black roof, front fog lamps, full-LED self-levelling headlights, a wireless charging mat and sportier styling. And with top 'GT'-spec, you get leather upholstery, a surround view camera system, massaging front seats and a FOCAL premium hifi system.

Cost of Ownership

Let's get to the figures. We've covered the 36 mile WLTP-rated all-electric driving range; it's actually more like around 25 miles in real-world use. And we also ought to apply real-world thinking to projections of likely fuel economy because the fantasy-land official combined WLTP figures (up to 222.3mpg for the Hybrid and up to 235.4mpg for the Hybrid4) clearly aren't likely to be replicated by the average owner. As a feather-foot, we suppose 80-90mpg might theoretically be possible but your realistic average is going to be much less than that - and certainly less than you'd get from the equivalent diesel model. Rely on the petrol engine alone and you'd struggle to average 35mpg. You might have noticed from this that the 4WD version is more efficient - and that holds true for WLTP emissions - rated at up to 39g/km for the Hybrid4 and up to 41g/km for the Hybrid. These figures will mean attractively low BiK figures (a 12% Benefit-in-Kind rate for the Hybrid4, as opposed to 27% for a 3008 GT diesel). At the time of this test in early 2020, that meant earners in the 40% bracket would pay £2,240 per year for the Hybrid model4, almost half what they'd have to find for the equivalent diesel variant. For a base 3008 Hybrid, company car tax could be as little as 10% in the 2020/21 period, rising only to 11% and 12% in the following two years. Bear in mind that you'll need to find £500 extra to upgrade your 3008 Hybrid to a model incorporating a 7.4kWh fast charger that would be capable of accepting charge from anything faster than a domestic three-pin socket. This halves charging time when charging with a typical garage 7kW wallbox. And it really ought to be standard. Charging the 13.2kWh battery takes 3 hours 45 minutes with a standard Mode 3 Type 2 cable - or 1 hour 45 minutes if the optional on-board charger has been fitted. You can use a provided smartphone app to set low-tariff charging times. And Peugeot is offering buyers six months free use of the Polar public charging network. Insurance groups vary between 26E and 28E for front-driven model and 35E for the Hybrid4 variant.

Summary

You can certainly see why someone might be drawn to this 3008 Hybrid. It's a far more complete product than the first generation diesel/electric version ever was. And the stats are tempting - for the front-driven version, up to 222.3mpg, up to 41g/km of CO2 and 36 miles of all-electric range. It arguably looks smarter and more fashionable than its identically-engineered Citroen C5 Aircross Hybrid and Vauxhall Grandland X Hybrid PSA Group cousins too. But this car, like those models, is somewhat hobbled by its pricing. You've really got to want plug-in tech to pay a £3,000 premium over diesel power. And that's for the front-driven version. Nudging up towards and above £45,000, the 4WD 300hp Hybrid4 version really does price itself out of contention, unless you happen to view the Peugeot brand from a premium perspective. If you're attracted by a 3008 Hybrid, stick with a base front-driven 'Allure' model, then get a decent deal on one, translate that into affordable finance and finally this product starts to make some sort of sense. Sophisticated sense. Which of course was always the original intention.

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Lease Type

Contract Length

Annual Mileage

Initial Rental (Months)

Night vision £1083.33 (ex. VAT)
Smartphone charging plate £100.00 (ex. VAT)
Hands free electric tailgate Standard (ex. VAT)
Electric tailgate removal Standard (ex. VAT)
3.7 kW monophase on board charger Standard (ex. VAT)
7.4 kW monophase on board charger £250.00 (ex. VAT)
Metallic paint Standard (ex. VAT)
Pearlescent paint £625.00 (ex. VAT)
Special paint £625.00 (ex. VAT)
Special metallic paint £500.00 (ex. VAT)
Chrome side window trim Standard (ex. VAT)
Black diamond roof Standard (ex. VAT)
Detachable towbar with 13 pin + Trailer Sway Mitigation £458.33 (ex. VAT)
Panoramic opening glass roof £750.00 (ex. VAT)
Aluminium longitudinal roof bars Standard (ex. VAT)
Radiator grille in chrome edge trim and facets Standard (ex. VAT)
Chrome rear bumper facia Standard (ex. VAT)
Stainless steel door sill scuff plates Standard (ex. VAT)
Front door sills with stainless steel insert featuring 'PEUGEOT' lettering Standard (ex. VAT)
Front bumper lower trim in Silver Standard (ex. VAT)
Chrome frameless 'Dynamic' grille Standard (ex. VAT)
Detachable towbar with 13 pin + Trailer Sway Mitigation - Hybrid £458.33 (ex. VAT)
Height adjustable front seats Standard (ex. VAT)
Driver seat lumbar adjustment Standard (ex. VAT)
Alcantara/leather upholstery Standard (ex. VAT)
Greval alcantara/leather upholstery Standard (ex. VAT)
Nappa leather upholstery with tramontane stitching, dark lime wood trim on dashboard and door panel inserts £1416.67 (ex. VAT)
Nappa leather upholstery with aikinite stitching, dark lime wood trim on dashboard and door panel inserts £1666.67 (ex. VAT)
Driver and passenger seat pack - 3008 £583.33 (ex. VAT)
Black Pack - 3008 £333.33 (ex. VAT)
Pearl - Pearl white £625.00 (ex. VAT)
Special Paint - Ultimate Red £625.00 (ex. VAT)
Metallic - Celebes blue Standard (ex. VAT)
Pearl - Vertigo blue £625.00 (ex. VAT)
Special metallic - Cumulus grey £500.00 (ex. VAT)
Special metallic - Nera black £500.00 (ex. VAT)
Special metallic - Nimbus grey £500.00 (ex. VAT)
Nappa leather - Mistral with Tramontane stitching and Dark Lime Wood trim on dashboard and door panel inserts £1416.67 (ex. VAT)
Grey greval alcantara dashboard and door panel inserts Standard (ex. VAT)
Alcantara/leather - Mistral black with Aikinite stitching Standard (ex. VAT)
Greval alcantara/leather - Mistral black with Aikinite stitching Standard (ex. VAT)
Nappa leather - Red with aikinite stitching, dark lime wood trim on dashboard and door panel inserts £1666.67 (ex. VAT)
19" San Francisco matt onyx black diamond cut alloy wheels Standard (ex. VAT)

Deal Summary

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Important Information

  • Excess mileage charges will apply if you go over the stated contract mileage
  • Vehicle damage charges may occur if the vehicle is returned outside BVRLA's Fair Wear and Tear guidelines
  • All rentals are subject to the necessary finance acceptance criteria
  • Prices shown are indicative and subject to change.
  • No ownership option is available on this lease
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Multi function trip computer
Rear parking aid
Lane departure warning system
Front parking sensors
Front and rear parking sensors
Peugeot connect SOS and assistance
Visio park assist 360 with colour camera system + automatic parking assist
Voice recognition
Mirror screen with mirror link, apple carplay and android auto
Exterior temperature indicator with ice warning
Bluetooth telephone facility
Speed limit recognition and recommendation
PEUGEOT i-Cockpit with configurable 12.3" Head-up digital instrument panel
PEUGEOT i-Cockpit with 8.0" capacitive touchscreen in centre console
Driver attention alert system
Extended Traffic sign recognition
Rear passenger USB charging sockets (x2) (type A)
3D connected navigation with 10" HD touchscreen + voice recognition system
Passive blind spot monitoring without Steering correction
Driving Time Warning (DAA1)
3D connected navigation with 10" HD touchscreen
Drive mode selector (Electric, Hybrid, Sport, 4WD) & Hill Assist Descent Control
PEUGEOT i-Cockpit with 10" high definition capacitive touchscreen
Emergency services call system
Peugeot i-cockpit with compact multi-function sports steering wheel
Dynamic stability control and electronic anti-skid system
Mode 3 type 2 cable for wallbox charging
Deferred charging option, configurable in car or via My PEUGEOT App
DAB Digital radio
USB socket
6 speakers radio with mp3 compatible
Body colour door handles
Automatic self levelling headlights
Electric operated/heated door mirrors
Dark tinted rear side windows + tailgate window
LED daytime running lights
Twin exhaust tailpipe
Nera black door mirrors
LED third brake light
Stainless steel roof arches
Gloss black B and C pillar and aerodynamic deflector trim
Gloss black rear cluster connecting strip
Rear LED Peugeot signature 'Claw Effect' lights
Automatic triggered rear windscreen wiper in reverse gear
Headlights left on audible warning
Heated rear windscreen with integrated antenna
LED side indicator lights integrated into door mirrors
One touch electric front/rear windows with pinch protection
Front windscreen wiper with magic wash cleaning system
Power folding door mirrors with blind spot detection indicator and auto dipping function in reverse gear
Body protectors (bottom of front and rear bumpers + wheel arches + protection at bottom of doors) in black
HYBRID emblem on front wings and tailgate
Frameless electrochrome rear view mirror
LED rear number plate lighting
Chrome front wing trim
Gloss black front bumper air scoops
Electric folding door mirrors with exterior courtesy LED lighting
Fog Mode
Full LED headlights with LED fog lights with static cornering function
Diamond Black door mirror shells
Power folding door mirrors with auto dipping function in reverse gear
Gloss black windscreen trim
Black with chrome detailed front wing trim
LED front indicator
Door mirror mounted LED courtesy floor lighting
Rear side wing doors
Body colour rear roof spoiler with stainless steel edging trim
Illuminated glovebox
Front seat back map pockets
Footwell illumination
1/3 to 2/3 split folding rear seats
Aluminium pedals
Sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors
Dual zone automatic climate control
2 cupholders in front centre console
Satin chrome interior door handles
Gear shift indicator
Cabin pre-conditioning
Roof lining - Mistral black
Aikinite stitching in armrest, gear lever and dashboard facia
Mistral floor mats with Aikinite contrast stitching
Front interior light with 2 reading spotlights and rear interior light with timer
Electric power steering with reach and rake adjustable steering column
Rear centre console ventilation system
Seatbelt not fastened audible and visual alert for front seats
Centre front armrest with butterfly wing opening and illuminated storage compartment
Flocked front door pocket interior with blue ambient lighting
Mistral full grain perforated leather steering wheel with aikinite stitch detail and satin chrome 'GT' emblem
2x Rear coat hooks
Satin chrome dashboard trim
Satin chrome digital instrument panel and touchscreen trim
Satin chrome front door panel recess trim
Satin chrome scorpion's tail and toggle switch trim
Flocked glovebox interior
Blue ambient lighting for connecting zone
Blue ambient lighting to front door panels, central storage and cupholders
LED interior lighting in storage spaces and load area
3x Isofix child seat fittings in the front passenger and outer rear seats
Seatbelt unfastened on the move audible and visual alert for front and rear seats
4 Grab handles retractable and damped
12V Sockets in dashboard, rear cabin and load area
Fixed boot floor with access to the charging cable storage box
Foldable front passenger seat
Focal tweeter speaker grilles in Belem bronze metal effect finish
Individual left and right controls in boot for seat folding
Rear bench seat with central armrest and ski hatch
2 cupholders in rear armrest
LED roof interior lighting
Foldable front passenger seat with picnic table
Front passenger seat manual adjustment (longitudinal and back rest angle)
Blue ambient lighting to headup instrument panel
2 x Rear reading spotlights
Visibility pack - 3008
Driver sport pack - 3008 Auto
Drive assist plus pack - 3008
Safety plus pack - 3008 hybrid
Visibility pack - 3008 PHEV
Two tone horn
Front and rear curtain airbags
Hill start assist
Acoustic vehicle alerting system
Adaptive driver and front passenger airbags with passenger airbag deactivation function
Electric child locking functionality on rear windows and doors
Front three point retractable seatbelts with pre tensioners and force limiters
3x Rear three-point retractable seatbelts with force limiters in the outer rear seats
Front optimised safety headrests and 3 x rear retractable headrests with height adjustable
Electric parking brake
Driver and front passenger side airbag
Front ventilated disc brakes and rear disc brakes
ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) with EBD (Electronic Braking Distribution) and EBA (Emergency Braking Assistance)
Electronic immobiliser
Remote control central locking with two plip keys
Peugeot Open and Go System
Automatic hazard light activation upon heavy brake application
Perimetric and volumetric alarm with lift and tilt sensor
Automatic door locking when moving off
key operated exterior door lock from the left hand door
Puncture repair kit including compressor, sealant cartridge and towing eye
CO2 0
Euro Emissions
NOX N/A
CC 1598
Compression Ratio 2098
Cylinder Layout In - Line
Cylinders 4 Cylinder
Fuel Delivery Turbo
Number of Valves 510
Gears 8
Transmission Automatic
Combined 0.00
Urban 0.00
Extra Urban 0.00
Badge Engine CC 1598
Badge Power 225.00
NCAP Rating
Vehicle Homologation Class N/A
0 to 60 mph (Sec) 8.61
0 to 62 mph (Sec) 8.90
Engine BHP 225.00
Engine KW
Engine PS 1760
Engine Torque 360.00
Top Speed 140
Front Tyres 225/50 R19
Rear Tyres 225/50 R19
Spare Tyre TYRE REPAIR KIT
Height 1620
Length 4447
Wheel Base 2675
Width 1841
Fuel Tank Size 43.00
Weight 2270
Roof Load Limit
Towing Weight Braked 1760
Towing Weight Unbraked 750
Number Of Seats 5

Ten Second Review

Peugeot wants to be a key player in the plug-in hybrid part of the mid-sized SUV segment with this car, the 3008 Hybrid. It looks smart, certainly makes the efficiency numbers and will work well as a package for a family buyer wanting a degree of EV tech but not quite ready to take the plunge into full-battery motoring. But though the plug-in technology on offer here is pretty cutting-edge, it's also pretty heavy and pricey.

Background

Plug-in Hybrid technology may turn out to be one of the more short-lived of the motor industry's propulsion options. The first plug-in hybrids didn't arrive until around 2015 and there's talk of future legislation banning them by 2035 (though in a post-Covid world, who knows how far that deadline might be extended?). What we do know is that right here and now, plug-ins (or PHEVs) are often the undecided green motorist's preference, even though they're no longer government-incentivised. The fully electrified commuting mileage, the absence of range anxiety and low taxation of PHEVs are all tempting. But the elephant in the room remains the high cost of this technology, which reflects in the price of all current contenders, including the one we look at here, the Peugeot 3008 Hybrid. Can it stack up? Let's find out.

Driving Experience

This isn't the first time we've seen a Hybrid 3008 model. The first generation design was available in electrified form too, but that was a self-charging set-up mated to a diesel engine. This time round, a 1.6-litre petrol turbo powerplant mated to an 8-speed auto gearbox has been blended with more advanced plug-in hybrid technology that allows for 36 miles of WLTP-rated all-electric driving range. This powertrain features in two flavours: in 225hp form in the front-driven 3008 Hybrid. Or in 300hp guise in the AWD 3008 Hybrid4, the latter variant featuring two electric motors (a 108bhp unit on the front axle and a 111bhp motor on the rear axle - hence the nominal AWD capability). In both cases, the way that petrol progress is seamlessly integrated with electrified power is very impressive - and the whole package feels as quick as those output figures might suggest (rest to 62mph in the Hybrid4 takes just 5.9s en route to a 146mph maximum - or an 84mph all-electric maximum). So it ought to feel pretty quick. Well it does to a point. But things are rather blunted, as is usual with this class of car, by a somewhat prodigious kerb weight. The plug-in powertrain adds a substantial 360kgs over the weight of a 2.0 diesel 3008; or around half a tonne over a base petrol version. That's an awful lot of extra bulk to carry around and even with 520Nm of pulling power on tap, you feel that from behind the wheel, especially if you try and chuck this car about in the kind of manner a typical owner never would. You get four driving modes, with the one you'll be using most of the time being the 'Hybrid' setting that chooses the best mix of electric and petrol propulsion to suit the driving style whilst optimising efficiency. The alternative settings are either 'Sport' (where the car combines the power of the electric and petrol motors to offer livelier performance). And 'All-Wheel Drive'.

Design and Build

As usual with plug-in models, visual differentiations from standard variants are few. In this case, that means special dichroic badging on the boot and front wings, an extra filler flap and a cyan light that shines from the interior mirror when the car is in all-electric motion. Otherwise, this is like any other second generation 3008, which means it's very sleekly styled but, at 4.4-metres long, remains one of the more compact crossovers in the mid-sized SUV segment. Inside, the cabin as usual in this model is dominated by digital screens for the instrument cluster and the centre stack, embellished in this case by some extra hybrid-related displays and associated switchgear. As ever with a modern Peugeot, there's an 'i-Cockpit' dash design you'll have to get used to that leaves you looking over the (smaller) steering wheel at the instrument binnacle, rather than conventionally through it. Because this design was created from the outset to accommodate battery power, there's no compromise in rear seat accommodation and a couple of adults will be quite comfortable. But boot space is compromised considerably by the battery placement (down to 395-litres from 520-litre normally), though you do get an extra 25-litre area for storing the cables. The seats-folded capacity is 1,357-litres (down from 1,482-litres). And the fuel tank size is 10-litres smaller too.

Market and Model

Be prepared to pay quite a premium if you want plug-in hybrid capability for your 3008. You'll almost certainly be looking at the front-driven 225hp version because the more powerful all-wheel drive 300hp derivative is prohibitively expensive. Let's start with some perspective; diesel auto 3008 models start from around £30,000 - or around £33,000 with the top 2.0-litre BlueHDi engine. From launch, front-driven 3008 Hybrid pricing kicked from around £36,600 in base 'Allure' form: a couple of thousand more gets you 'GT Line' trim, while around £42,000 is needed for the top 'GT'. The aforementioned 300hp Hybrid4 model is offered in two forms; 'GT Line'-spec for around £43,500 and top 'GT' trim for nearly £47,000. Yes, really. So as you can see then, the value lies further down the range. In truth, you don't really need all-wheel-drive or an extra 75hp in this car - and base 'Allure'-spec gives you all the kit you could reasonably want. That includes a Connected 3D navigation system, 18-inch alloy wheels, keyless entry, a colour reversing camera, ambient lighting, power-folding door mirrors, keyless entry and all-round parking sensors. 'GT-Line' trim adds a contrast-coloured black roof, front fog lamps, full-LED self-levelling headlights, a wireless charging mat and sportier styling. And with top 'GT'-spec, you get leather upholstery, a surround view camera system, massaging front seats and a FOCAL premium hifi system.

Cost of Ownership

Let's get to the figures. We've covered the 36 mile WLTP-rated all-electric driving range; it's actually more like around 25 miles in real-world use. And we also ought to apply real-world thinking to projections of likely fuel economy because the fantasy-land official combined WLTP figures (up to 222.3mpg for the Hybrid and up to 235.4mpg for the Hybrid4) clearly aren't likely to be replicated by the average owner. As a feather-foot, we suppose 80-90mpg might theoretically be possible but your realistic average is going to be much less than that - and certainly less than you'd get from the equivalent diesel model. Rely on the petrol engine alone and you'd struggle to average 35mpg. You might have noticed from this that the 4WD version is more efficient - and that holds true for WLTP emissions - rated at up to 39g/km for the Hybrid4 and up to 41g/km for the Hybrid. These figures will mean attractively low BiK figures (a 12% Benefit-in-Kind rate for the Hybrid4, as opposed to 27% for a 3008 GT diesel). At the time of this test in early 2020, that meant earners in the 40% bracket would pay £2,240 per year for the Hybrid model4, almost half what they'd have to find for the equivalent diesel variant. For a base 3008 Hybrid, company car tax could be as little as 10% in the 2020/21 period, rising only to 11% and 12% in the following two years. Bear in mind that you'll need to find £500 extra to upgrade your 3008 Hybrid to a model incorporating a 7.4kWh fast charger that would be capable of accepting charge from anything faster than a domestic three-pin socket. This halves charging time when charging with a typical garage 7kW wallbox. And it really ought to be standard. Charging the 13.2kWh battery takes 3 hours 45 minutes with a standard Mode 3 Type 2 cable - or 1 hour 45 minutes if the optional on-board charger has been fitted. You can use a provided smartphone app to set low-tariff charging times. And Peugeot is offering buyers six months free use of the Polar public charging network. Insurance groups vary between 26E and 28E for front-driven model and 35E for the Hybrid4 variant.

Summary

You can certainly see why someone might be drawn to this 3008 Hybrid. It's a far more complete product than the first generation diesel/electric version ever was. And the stats are tempting - for the front-driven version, up to 222.3mpg, up to 41g/km of CO2 and 36 miles of all-electric range. It arguably looks smarter and more fashionable than its identically-engineered Citroen C5 Aircross Hybrid and Vauxhall Grandland X Hybrid PSA Group cousins too. But this car, like those models, is somewhat hobbled by its pricing. You've really got to want plug-in tech to pay a £3,000 premium over diesel power. And that's for the front-driven version. Nudging up towards and above £45,000, the 4WD 300hp Hybrid4 version really does price itself out of contention, unless you happen to view the Peugeot brand from a premium perspective. If you're attracted by a 3008 Hybrid, stick with a base front-driven 'Allure' model, then get a decent deal on one, translate that into affordable finance and finally this product starts to make some sort of sense. Sophisticated sense. Which of course was always the original intention.

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