New-Generation Peugeot 508 Hybrid4
The latest release, announced this month for European customers, is the third diesel-electric hybrid Peugeot 508 HYbrid4- the sedan version. It joins the crossover and station wagon already on the market.
The 508 boasts better-than-Prius fuel economy, in a well-appointed, large family sedan. That's quite a feat, and it would be great to see it in Australia.
The Peugeot 508 HYbrid4's Not For Australia- Yet
However, while Peugeot Australia confirmed the local division’s interest in the 508 HYbrid4, the sedan is yet to complete their hot-weather testing. Until that process is complete, Peugeot Australia is not in a position to make any decisions about importing the car, or speculate on timing.
The 508 Hybrid4 makes use of a 2.0-litre HDi diesel engine delivering 161hp (163PS) that powers the front wheels and a 36hp (37PS) electric motor driving the rear wheels.
As reported in CarScoop, the system produces a combined output of 197hp (200PS) and offers a choice of four driving modes including 100 percent electric (ZEV), 4WD, Auto and Sport that can be selected through a four-way rotary switch on the centre console.
The 508's Better Than Prius- 3.6l/100km- Fuel Economy
According to the French manufacturer, the 508 Hybrid4 Sedan returns a combined fuel consumption of just 3.6lt/100km (65.3mpg US or 78.5mpg UK) with corresponding CO2 emissions of only 95g/km.
It can reach 100km/h (62mph) from standstill in 9.0 seconds and continue to accelerate until 209km/h (130mph).
Now we just have to 'hurry up and wait' to see the Peugeot 508 HYbrid4 in Australia!
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