Peugeot 3008H hybrids are they worth it

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PEUGEOT 3008 HYbrid4 Active Semi-automatic 6-speed

Peugeot 3008H — are they worth it

Details on Thursday, 08 August 2013

As from the 1 July 2013 revised Congestion Charge into force lowering the CO2 level for free entry the Capital to 75g/km or less.

means only the ‘greenest’ and low emission vehicles can operate in without paying the £10 a day charge.

only electric vehicles can this new low target so the many low diesel, petrol and hybrids now the new charge. That is a real to hybrid owners in particular and it is that around 20,000 who were previously well the guidelines will now have to

Of course this only to London dwellers and commuters so do really have a future for of us using them day-to-day in parts of the country? Hybrids offer significant tax savings for throughout the country with or no road tax and a much reduced tax levy for business users and of the potential for using less

The Peugeot 3008 mid-sized is a case in point. This is a of popular petrol and diesel models but also it includes the selling Hyrid4 version, the diesel-electric hybrid, to enter the

Essentially the Peugeot 3008 uses a 2.0-litre, four turbodiesel 163hp diesel with Stop and Start to drive the front wheels a 6-speed electronically controlled gearbox. The rear wheels are by a 37hp electric motor as and when required and can be selected to offer limited 4×4 in adverse road/off road There is a rotary control which the driver can use to select where the system controls the from the engine and electric Sport mode offers gearchanges and couples the engine and motor for sportier acceleration, is a 4WD mode which switches in the motor to drive the rear and the engine to drive the front and finally there is a ZEV mode, emissions, which uses 100% electric power the rear wheels with a of up to two miles before the engine in to recharger the battery.

The big question is, the relatively expensive 3008 priced from £27,245 any savings over its conventionally stablemates?

As a price comparison the Peugeot five door, five C-segment crossover models the 1.6-litre 120hp petrol start from £17,650, 1.6 HDI diesels from £19,445, 150hp diesel from and the top of the conventional range 2.0 HDI 163hp with automatic transmission £24,650.

In terms of purchase the Hybrid4 is significantly more to buy but with CO2 emissions of 88 to 99g/km, on wheel size, it is clearly fuel and tax efficient. Road tax for the Hybrid4 in Active and Allure levels is £0 and company car users pay 10% Benefit-in-Kind Tax for the Active version 16-inch wheels and 11% for the Allure with 17-inch wheels. By petrol and diesel models the VED tax can be as high as £175 and BIK company car tax up to 26% on the engine and specification chosen.

As for economy for the petrol and diesel in the official Combined Cycle ranges from 40.9 to but the Hybrid4s give 83.1mpg for the model or 74.3mpg for the Allure.

On paper the Hybrid 4 offers far fuel economy but how does work in real-life conditions? I just had a week using the 3008 Hybrid4 Active for a break in sunny Cornwall SUV and crossover vehicles seemed to be the popular form of transport for the other visitors. There is no that such SUV/crossover of all types from the new supermini through to the big heavyweights with and diesel engines are growing in to meet our family transport

The whole point of me using the Hybrid4 for my motoring needs was to get an on just how fuel efficient it be in real-life conditions. Covering using motorways and the main A30 carriageway the 70mph cruising was a less than appealing because at that speed the engine was mainly driving the wheels with minimal from the electric motor. using the winding Cornish hilly roads plus stop start town over 200 miles, this to 57.5mpg. This was because the motor came into use on a regular basis and the engine from going down hills kept the battery charged so there seemed to be of electric power for use on the flat and the extra power boost up hills or just using power in low speed town After a further 240 miles motorway journey home the average fuel consumption for 700 miles was 49.5mpg, well on the official Combined Cycle of 83.1mpg.

PEUGEOT 3008 HYbrid4 Active Semi-automatic 6-speed

This average 49.5mpg was marginally better than the official figure for the front drive 3008 powered by the 2.0-litre diesel 163hp automatic transmission but without the electric rear wheel function.

On the face of it the extra to £3,595 cost of the 3008 (depending on spec) over the non 2.0-litre 163hp diesel not add up in terms of huge fuel and it is no longer Congestion Charge But it has big advantages in terms of savings in tax and company car tax and a small advantage in and smooth driveability plus value can be added for the 4WD function.

is no easy answer as to which is best but for business users the version will appeal of the tax savings. Retail buyers most likely opt for the less to buy petrol or diesel two wheel versions. Less happy be London residents or commuters who no benefit from the zero Congestion Charge.

Whichever model you choose the 3008 you get a versatile five family car with SUV/crossover a high level of specification, a classy cab, reasonable space and above all its pretty to drive. They are very the number on our UK roads prove and used ones seem to get up pretty quickly. I’ve been a fan of the Peugeot 3008; I its size, comfort, refinement and load space.

The only feature for mainstream models has the lack of a proper 4×4 although Peugeot does off Control on some versions as an cost option. The Hybrid4 addresses that but with a price penalty.

MILESTONES. 3008 Hybrid4 Active. £27,245.

Powertrain: 2.0-litre, 163hp turbodiesel driving the wheels + a 37hp electric driving the rear wheels, (221lb ft) of torque, 6-speed clutches manual gearbox. 118mph, 0-62mph 8.5 seconds, official Combined Cycle overall average on test), CO2 VED road tax £0, BIK company car tax 10%. group: 25E. Warranty: unlimited mileage. Dimensions/capacities: L W 1,837mm, H 1,639mm, boot/load 354-1,435-litres, braked towing 500kg.

For: Incurs low taxes, low CO2 electric power boosts and gives 4×4 traction electric power only mode, very well classy and comfortable, easy to Against: Expensive to buy, no London Congestion Charge real-life fuel economy not come close to official no spare wheel, very low weight. Miles Better Agency

PEUGEOT 3008 HYbrid4 Active Semi-automatic 6-speed
PEUGEOT 3008 HYbrid4 Active Semi-automatic 6-speed
PEUGEOT 3008 HYbrid4 Active Semi-automatic 6-speed
PEUGEOT 3008 HYbrid4 Active Semi-automatic 6-speed
PEUGEOT 3008 HYbrid4 Active Semi-automatic 6-speed
PEUGEOT 3008 HYbrid4 Active Semi-automatic 6-speed

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