Peugeot 3008: The perfect mix

Pete Mait

Summer 2009 will see the new Peugeot 3008 arriving at dealers. Citroën describes its vehicle as a blend of variable van, sporty SUV and classic saloon. The cheapest version of the 3008 will cost 21,500 euros and is the 1.6 litre VTi petrol engine with 120 bhp. With its 5-speed gearbox, this engine is within the EU5 emission limits and in fact PSA Peugeot Citroën is already preparing its plants at Mulhouse and Sochaux for series hybrid diesel drive construction. At Sochaux, the first Peugeot 3008 prototypes have been constructed with the so-called "Hybrid4" technology. This involves a diesel engine in the bonnet and an electric motor positioned on the rear axle. The Peugeot 3008 is supposed to be ready as a hybrid by 2011.