French automaker Peugeot has unveiled the 3008 and 5008 Hybrid SUVs featuring the latest electrified powertrain. The 48V mild-hybrid system enables SUVs to operate in electric vehicle (EV) mode for more than 50% of the time, providing up to 15% lower fuel consumption compared to the petrol equivalent.

Peugeot’s three-cylinder 1.2-liter PureTech engine features a variable geometry turbocharger and runs on the Miller cycle. The system incorporates a single electric motor, which is capable of producing up to 28 hp (21 kW / 28 PS) and 55 Nm (40.5 lb-ft) of torque. The electric motor is integrated into a new six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission (e-DSC6) that sends power to the front axle. The energy is stored in the 48V battery located under the front left seat, which has a gross capacity of 898 Wh (432 Wh usable).

The combined output of the mild hybrid powertrain is 134 hp (100 kW / 136 PS) and 230 Nm (170 lb-ft) of torque, which is 6 hp (4 kW / 6 PS) more than the non-electrified engine it replaces. The mild hybrid tech can save up to 1 lt/100 km of petrol on the WLTP combined cycle in a compact SUV, while reducing CO2 emissions by up to 20g/km, making it compatible with the Euro 6.e standard.

The Peugeot 3008 and 5008 Hybrid SUVs have new graphics in the digital cockpit showing the flow of energy, a power meter (Charge, Eco, Power), the battery charge level, and the percentage of zero-emission driving after each trip. The AVAS (Acoustic Vehicle Alerting System) is activated when the combustion engine is turned off at speeds of up to 30 km/h (19 mph), which is the only way to distinguish it from the non-electrified model. The models are similar in appearance, and the automaker has confirmed that the mild-hybrid engine will soon be integrated into the Peugeot 208, 2008, 308, 308 SW, and 408.

Peugeot plans to produce the 3008 and 5008 Hybrid SUVs at the Sochaux factory in France. European sales of these models are expected to start in the second quarter of 2023. Furthermore, Peugeot is already working on the next generation of the Peugeot 3008, which will most likely inherit the mild-hybrid tech alongside a fully electric variant. The automaker has confirmed a less powerful version of the engine with 99 hp (74 kW / 100 PS) although it is unclear which models will get it. The 208 and 2008 are expected to be integrated with the mild-hybrid system as part of the upcoming mid-lifecycle update in 2023 and 2024, respectively.

Source: Peugeot

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Евгений Ушаков
Evgenii Ushakov
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