[UPDATE, October 2] Live images from the 2018 Paris Motor Show have been added at the beginning of the gallery, below.
Customers have been complaining about the 3008’s lack of an all-wheel-drive system, but you’ll be happy to hear that Peugeot is finally addressing the issue. Available exclusively for the range-topping 3008 GT, the HYBRID4 combines a 1.6-litre PureTech petrol engine with an electric motor mounted at the front axle and another one driving the rear wheels.
The combustion engine delivers 197 bhp while each of the electric motors is good for 107 bhp. With a combined output of 295 bhp, the all-wheel-drive Peugeot 3008 GT HYBRID4 needs just six and a half seconds to reach 62 mph. Thanks to a 13.2-kWh battery pack, it covers 37 miles in the new and more realistic WLTP cycle when running solely on electric juice.
As far as the regular HYBRID system is concerned, it’s also available for the 3008 crossover as well as for the new 508 liftback and estate. It consists of a 177-bhp configuration of the conventional engine and a single 107-bhp electric motor for a total output of 221 bhp. These front-wheel-drive models have a slightly smaller 11.8-kWh battery pack providing an electric range of more than 25 miles in the two 508 models.
When it comes to recharging the battery packs, it will take seven hours when using a standard plug (3.3 kW, 8A charger) or four hours with a 3.3 kW 14A charger. Should you always be in a hurry, there’s also an optional Wallbox with a 6.6 kW 32A charger reducing the charging time to less than 1 hour and 45 minutes.
Although unveiled today, the three electrified Peugeots will not be available in Europe until the second quarter of next year.