Peugeot Confirms 2019 Arrival Of 3008 Plug-In Hybrid

1 year ago by Mark Kane 8

Peugeot 3008 (ICE)

Peugeot 3008 (ICE)

The new 3008, the most recently introduced SUV from Peugeot, will also get a plug-in hybrid version.

The bad news is that French brand still needs some time for product development on the plug-in utility vehicle, and the expected release date is 2019.

When it does arrive, the Peugeot 3008 plug-in hybrid will be AWD (with electric motor in the rear axle), featuring an all-electric range of around 50 km (31 miles)…but at this early stage we probably should write down any of these range estimates in pencil.

While many of the larger Peugeot vehicles are currently scheduled for “plug-in hybridization“, the smaller ones (such as the 208 or 2008) are to be fully electrified (all-electric/BEV).

Those new small BEVs however are expected after the 3008 PHEV (we should also note that the idea of a fully electric 3008 BEV has not been dismissed completely). Laurent Blanchet, Peugeot’s product director, adds:

“Everything is possible in the future,”

“When you are able to have a plug-in version, it’s not very difficult to have an electric one because the technology is very near.”

For our money however looking at the under-pinnings of the car, unless battery density has a huge breakthrough over the next few years, only a plug-in hybrid 3008 seems likely.

As a side note, the 3008 also gets adaptive cruise control and lane-keep assist, while Peugeot suggests the next step into more fully autonomous driving will happen around 2020.

Peugeot 3008 (ICE)

Peugeot 3008 (ICE)

Peugeot 3008 (ICE)

Peugeot 3008 (ICE)

source: Autocar

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8 responses to "Peugeot Confirms 2019 Arrival Of 3008 Plug-In Hybrid"

  1. Mad says:

    I love the interior of that car. But 2019? Way to be behind the curve. But I get the feeling Peugeot is a behind the curve company, kind of like Chrysler.

  2. Seth says:

    Wow, 2019? For a hybrid? That’s over 3 years from now.

    If they wanted to they could be something more appetizing, but the meat is in the words. They want higher density batteries so they can use a single car design for all drive trains. That’s like having cake and eating it too.

    They could do something similar to what others are doing, like with the Bolt/Ampera-E by making a large enough recession in the floor so that you can fit a decent sized battery without complications.

    It’s not like all that space is wasted perse, you could always put a conventional fuel tank there or other assorted electrics, or an AC unit instead of just leaving it empty.

    It’s like a shoe, you can put the smaller foot in a bigger shoe, it won’t fit as nice, but it will fit. Their suggestion is the other way round, they are waiting for the foot to shrink. That could be 10 years off.

    Also, this is the same PSA that has missed all the Dutch tax incentives, and when they finally got a hybrid (like Hyundai) they were too late and nobody wants them anymore.

    I always considered hybrids flawed, anemic electric motors and meh ICE engines made for a rather compromised drive. Like a Kia Niro Hybrid with a 1.6 petrol and a 1.9 kWh battery. Ehn?

  3. Someone out there says:

    “Everything is possible in the future,”
    except creating a competitive car, apparently. 31 miles of range in 2019? Some car manufacturers are really dragging their feets it seems

    1. Mikael says:

      EU regulations don’t come into play until 2020. So that’s the point they are dragging there feet to.

      I would not dare to wait too long if I were in control of a car manufacturer. You need to get the sales numbers up too, not just get the vehicle out on the market and hope for the best.

      1. Just_Chris says:

        +1

        PSA will do nothing until the regulations come in to force them. It’s like their whole strategy revolves around building a plausible excuse for bankruptcy to allow the French government taking a bigger share of ownership. I had a look at the green car congress article and all I’ll say is I’ll believe it when I see it. They are going to have essentially no electric cars until 2019 and then by 2021 they will have 11 models. If they want to make their 2021 targets these will have to make up 20%+ of their sales, please. Maybe a Nissan/Renualt/Mitsubishi alliance could do it or VW or BMW but only because by the time they get to 2019 they will have already done it.

        I really, really think both PSA and Fait should be warned now that if they don’t stop d**king around there will be consequences come 2021. Including for the current Board and CEO’s of those companies.

  4. Chip says:

    Greencar congress has a detailed description of Peugeot’s plans for BEVs and PHEVs:
    http://www.greencarcongress.com/2016/05/20160525-psa2.html

    1. wavelet says:

      Thanks for that link. As I suspected, they will be using the fairly new EMP2 platform for some of the EVs. It’s very lightweight, and has allowed them to make some recent new ICE models much lighter but still larger than their predecessors.
      Specifically, the C4 Picasso, which is a favorite of mine in terms of space efficiency & flexibility, is EMP2-based.
      Unfortunately, PSA’s ICE drivetrains are bad in terms of reliability.

      I’d really like a PHEV/BEV C4 Picasso…
      But now, not 5 years from now.

  5. offib says:

    Well… at least this may guarantee a DS 5 PHEV.