New Peugeot 508 To Spawn As PHEV In 2019

FEB 23 2018 BY MARK KANE 8

Peugeot 508

Peugeot is going to the Geneva Motor Show with its all-new 508 large family car. It hasmuch more emotional appeal than its predecessor.

Peugeot 508

Sales will begin this summer, but the most important news for us is that by the end of 2019 a  plug-in hybrid version is expected on the market.

The PHEV from Peugeot will be based on the new EMP2 platform that should offer up to around 50 km (31 miles) of all-electric range. Batteries are to be placed under the rear seats to not, so as to not shrink trunk capacity.

Two versions, 2WD and 4WD, are under development, according to  media reports.

Read Also: PSA Hints At Debut Of Electric Peugeot 208 In Geneva In March

Peugeot 508

Peugeot 508

Peugeot 508

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8 Comments on "New Peugeot 508 To Spawn As PHEV In 2019"

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I applaud PSA for this, but the 508? It’s not a very big seller. This could be easier done in a 5008 or better yet, the DS5.

(still saving myself for the day it comes)

Well also in 2019 the 208 electric and 3008 PHEV are supposed to come and those two model have over 40% of Peugeot sales in Europe.

After that I hope that the 2008 and 308 will get plugs.

2012 called and want’s its PHEV range back..

There was a _”PHEV range”_ in 2012?

Yeah, there were PHEVs back in 2012- namely the Chevy Volt. And it’s electric range was 38 miles.

I was being facetious, pointing out the fact that certain manufacturers are rolling out very dated technology like its the somehow the tip of the spear. (More like hand-grip..)

John while Chevy did a great job with the Volt, there is no question that GM did make a lot of compromises that many are unwilling to live with to engineer that car.

The Volt even in its 2nd gen iteration sacrifices a significantly amount of interior volume for a big battery. EV enthusiasts like you and many others on Inside EV would likely overlook that sort of detail, but many car buyers who aren’t into the electric thing yet would see that as a glaring flaw or possibly a deal-breaker altogether. The Volt was never a big car, but the big battery is definitely a compromise design in terms of PHEV vehicles.

All other PHEV out there does not match the range of the Volt, but many don’t make the same space compromise as the Volt does and gets only slightly fewer EV miles than the Chevy. This is where cars like this Peugeot 508 would appeal to buyers.

2018 called the Volt and wanted 5 real seats and proper luggage space.

Also a worldwide presence and a lower price.

I expect it will have the exact same drivetrain as the Citroën C5 Aircross PHEV, which was shown in concept form in 2015, and again in China in the Shanghai show in 2017.
PSA announced it’ll start selling in Europe before the end of the year — not sure why the announcement didn’t show up here.

Car is a 5-seater AWD SUV PHEV, with 2 motors. Electric range is given as 37mi, but I expect that’s NEDC, so real range probably more like 25mi.