Peugeot targets fleets with two new hybrids
Peugeot has revealed pricing and specification details for two new hybrid models that the brand expects will seriously tempt business drivers.
The two cars use the latest modular hybrid technology first seen on the 3008 Hybrid4. These combine a 2-litre HDi 163 diesel engine powering the front wheels with a 37bhp electric motor driving the rears.
Alongside the 95g/km CO2 figure of the 508 Saloon, the more off-road focused RXH returns 107g/km – translating to class-leading benefit-in-kind tax levels.
Both also offer a 200bhp combined output, four-wheel drive and a ZEV mode, which provides 100 per cent electric, emissions-free and silent running.
The Saloon Hybrid4 bases its specification on that of the 508 Allure, Features fitted as standard include keyless entry with stop/start button, an automatic parking brake with Hill Assist, electric folding door mirrors, automatic headlamps and wipers, 18-inch alloy wheels and half-leather seats.
The RXH is only available in the SW estate body style, and adds 18-inch Attila alloy wheels and a raised ride height. It also gets a panoramic glass roof, coloured Head-Up display, USB point and acoustic laminated side windows.
Fleet and Used Car Director at Peugeot UK, Phil Robson believes that never before has there been a choice of car to comprehensively tick so many boxes for business drivers.
“I firmly believe we have a real success story on our hands with the 508, and I think businesses will greatly value the considerable virtues that we have to offer in these new and accomplished Hybrid4 products,” he says.
Both models are currently available to order, with the RXH on sale at £33,695 in May and the Saloon Hybrid4 arriving in July at prices from £31,450.
Words by: James Charman