Peugeot has officially announced its 3008 HYbrid4. The car is the world’s first diesel-powered fully hybrid vehicle. The HYbrid4 comes with a 2.0 liter HDi diesel engine with 163 PS (120 kW) and 300 Nm of torque which powers the front wheels.
A 27 kW electric motor mounted on the rear axle, which is powered by the nickel metal hydride batteries placed under the trunk, will power the back wheels. The motor will provide a constant 100 Nm of torque but can deliver 200 Nm at its peak. The car’s maximum total output reaches 200 PS (147 kW) and 500 Nm of torque.
Other features include the 6-speed manual gearbox, the kinetic energy recovery system, an electronic control unit to manage the various modes of the diesel engine and electric motor working together and a stop-start system.
Its fuel economy is 3.8 liters/100 km and CO2 emissions rating is a very eco-friendly 99 g/km. It will go on sale in Europe next year.