Peugeot 3008 Hybrid 4 – Eco Car
Although Peugeot might be a little behind in joining the 'cross-over SUV' brigade, the new 3008 hybrid is a very good effort from the company. Peugeot has upped its game since the 80s and 90s, and now delivers high quality cars that are still affordable. The fact that they have bravely entered the hybrid scene also shows their confidence in the brand.
Peugeot 3008 Hybrid 4 – Car Tax Brand
The Peugeot 3008 Hybrid 4 falls into car tax bracket 'A' and that places it well ahead of its rivals; the Nissan Qashqai and the Ford Focus C-Max. Being in a low tax bracket will be worthwhile in case the Euro emissions boffins move the goalposts again in the near future. Car Tax A is exempt meaning you will pay no road tax.
Peugeot 3008 Hybrid 4 – Emissions (C02)
The Peugeot 3008 Hybrid 4 produces 99g/km of Co2
Peugeot 3008 Hybrid 4 – Miles Per Gallon
With an ultra eco-friendly diesel engine powering the front wheels and an added electric motor driving the rear wheels, the 3008 Hybrid 4 manages to deliver 74.4mpg! For a vehicle as plush and large as the 3008, this is an incredible figure which matches the tiny Peugeot 1007 city car's 107g/km of CO2.
Peugeot 3008 Hybrid 4 – Safety
Traction control, electronic brake force distribution and ABS (anti-lock braking system) come as standard on the 3008. There are driver, passenger, curtain and side airbags to protect the occupants in the event of a crash, making the 3008 a very safe car to be in should the worst happen.
Peugeot 3008 Hybrid 4 – Efficient Motor
If you drive at 30mph or less, which in traffic and around the city is 99% of the time, the 3008 only uses the electric motor, meaning that going places is free. Only after the electric motor's battery is spent does the ultra-frugal diesel engine kick-in and take over, but that still manages to pull 54mpg by itself! The insurance group is 14E, which is fairly high but not too different from the 3008's rivals. Overall, after the fairly hefty initial outlay of buying it, running a 3008 is wallet-friendly.
Peugeot 3008 Hybrid 4 – Quality Feel
There is a high quality feel throughout the Peugeot 3008 Hybrid 4 cabin and the 'feel' of the plastics, leather (if chosen) and switchgear are akin to a much more expensive car. The ride is pliant and it pummels the road into submission without relaying any harshness back through the cabin. There is plenty of room for tall adults, even in the rear seats.
Peugeot 3008 Hybrid 4 – Quality Interior
Peugeot has the quality of its interior down to a tee these days, as the company designs the best possible parts and filters them down through the cheaper models. No expense seems to have been spared with the 3008, mainly because, with its hybrid powertrain and keen looks, the company is counting on it being a success.
Peugeot 3008 Hybrid 4 – Performance
The 163bhp diesel engine is more than frisky enough to whisk you and your occupants around quickly and in style, but the added 37bhp from the electric motor when the 'boost' button is pressed is great for that added prod of power. No other car in its class can match this 200bhp, frugal semi-SUV for pace.
Peugeot 3008 Hybrid 4 – Large Car
The rear of the 3008 is chasm-like, especially with the seats folded down, making it perfect for picnics or trailing large items around. Think of the Peugeot 3008 Hybrid 4 as a plush, enclosed pick-up truck that doubles as a midi-SUV.
Peugeot 3008 Hybrid 4 – 4 wheel drive (4x4)
There is a sports option on the dashboard that allows the 3008 Hybrid 4 to be permanently four-wheel drive, meaning it will hold the road like a race car. The malleable suspension can be firmed up when driving briskly which gives the driver confidence, and the ride brushes off pot holes with ease.