Peugeot Australia Launches PHEV 3008 SUV and 508 Fastback

PHEV – Peugeot Australia introduces a plug-in hybrid electric variant (PHEV) of the popular 3008 SUV and 508 Fastback.

Peugeot 3008 Plug-in Hybrid - overseas model shown.

The models mark the brand’s first electrified variants on sale in the Australian market and represent the beginning of an evolution for the Peugeot brand.

Ahead of their official launch in Q1, 2022, Peugeot Australia is pleased to offer an exclusive test drive program in select dealerships.

Kate Gillis, General Manager Peugeot Australia, said: “Globally, we know that Peugeot has made a commitment to have an electrified variant across the entire model line-up by 2025 and it is with great anticipation and excitement that we take our first steps in the Australian market with the introduction of the Peugeot 3008 GT Sport Plug-in Hybrid AWD and Peugeot 508 GT Fastback Plug-in Hybrid.

“The introduction of our plug-in hybrid electric vehicles allows Peugeot to enter a new segment for the brand and reach a new audience of Australian consumers.

“Peugeot’s plug-in hybrid electric vehicles offer our customers versatility, allowing them to experience 100% electric driving whilst maintaining the choice to utilise the traditional combustion engine for longer journeys.”

Peugeot 3008 Plug-in Hybrid - overseas model shown.

Priced at $79,990* key features of the Peugeot 3008 GT Sport Plug-in Hybrid AWD include:

  • Introduction of an All-Wheel Drive variant to the model range
  • 222kW of power as a result of the combination of a 147kW PureTech engine and two electric motors: one at the front developing 81kW and the second coupled on the rear train developing 83kW
  • e-EAT8, a new 8-speed automatic transmission – incorporation of electric drive
  • e-RAD, a newly developed rear axle electric drive assembly enabling AWD capability
  • Achieve up to 60km** (WLTP) of electric driving range
  • 13.2kWh battery capacity
  • e-SAVE function that provides a reserve of electrical energy to be used by the driver, at their discretion, throughout the journey
  • More responsive acceleration thanks to immediate engine torque
  • A quiet driving experience in electric driving mode
  • Further specification from the Peugeot 3008 GT Sport you know and love including:
    • Suite of Advanced Safety Technologies
    • Peugeot i-CockpitTM: configurable 12.3″ head-up digital instrument panel
    • 10.0″ high-definition capacitive touch-screen
    • FOCAL® premium Hi-Fi speaker system
    • 19″ ‘Washington’ onyx black finish diamond cut alloy wheels
    • Black Pack – Front grille, front and rear badging, front and rear ‘PEUGEOT’ lettering, rear bumper strip, lower bumper trim, side door trim, front wing trims and window surrounds
    • Full grain Nappa leather appointed trim with grey top stitch^

Peugeot 508 Fastback Plug-in Hybrid 1 - overseas model shown.

Priced at $76,990* key features of the Peugeot 508 GT Fastback Plug-in Hybrid include:

  • 165kW of power as a result of the combination of a 133kW PureTech engine with an 81kW electric motor
  • e-EAT8, a new 8-speed automatic transmission – incorporation of electric drive
  • Achieve up to 55km** (WLTP) of electric driving range
  • 11.8kWh battery capacity
  • e-SAVE function that provides a reserve of electrical energy to be used by the driver, at their discretion, throughout the journey
  • More responsive acceleration thanks to immediate engine torque
  • A quiet driving experience in electric driving mode
  • Further specification from the Peugeot 508 GT Fastback you know and love including:
    • Suite of Advanced Safety Technologies
    • Peugeot i-CockpitTM: configurable 12.3″ head-up digital instrument panel
    • 10.0″ high-definition capacitive touch-screen
    • FOCAL 10-speaker premium audio with dedicated amplifier and subwoofer
    • 18″ two tone diamond cut alloy wheels
    • Nappa mistral full grain leather seat trim with Aikinite double stitch detail^

Peugeot 3008 Plug-in Hybrid - overseas model shown.

Full specification will be available at launch.

To ensure there is an appropriate level of supply to meet anticipated customer demand, the official launch of Peugeot’s Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles has been moved to Q1, 2022.

However, Peugeot Australia is delighted to offer exclusive pre-launch access to the Peugeot 3008 GT Sport Plug-in Hybrid AWD and Peugeot 508 GT Fastback Plug-in Hybrid at select dealerships across Australia. Interested customers are invited to contact their local Peugeot dealership to discuss exclusive access to test drive opportunities prior to the official launch.

* Prices are Peugeot Citroen Australia Manufacturer’s List Prices only and include GST on the list price but exclude dealer delivery charges and all other government and statutory charges. For the drive away price of Peugeot Citroen vehicles consumers should be advised to contact their local authorised Peugeot Citroen dealer.
**The electric range achieved in real world conditions will depend upon a number of factors including, but not limited to: the accessories fitted (pre and post registration); the starting charge of the battery; variations in weather, driving styles and vehicle load. The WLTP (Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicles Test Procedure) is used to measure fuel consumption, electric range and CO2 figures.
^Leather appointed seats are a combination of genuine leather and synthetic materials and are not wholly leather.

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Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.