The Peugeot 508 Sportswagon Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) has been confirmed for the Australian market, and can be part of the native vary through the first half of 2023.
Peugeot’s Australian managing director Kate Gillis confirmed the information on the media launch for the new-generation 308 Hatch and Wagon, which can carry the French model’s native PHEV depend to 4 in 2023 – as it’ll arrive alongside the already confirmed 308 GT Sport Plug-in Hybrid Hatch, becoming a member of the present 3008 and 508 Fastback PHEVs.
Additional particulars, like pricing and specs, are but to be confirmed for Australia – although it’s virtually sure the 508 SW PHEV will comply with the identical vary construction because the 508 Fastback PHEV already on sale Down Below.
The Peugeot 508 GT Fastback Plug-in Hybrid is solely accessible in high-spec GT trim, priced from a lofty $81,610 earlier than on-road prices. It’s an entire $18,179 dearer than the equal 508 GT Fastback petrol ($63,431).
For the reason that 508 GT Sportswagon is simply over $2100 greater than the 508 GT Fastback, count on an analogous premium for the plug-in hybrid variant. With that in thoughts, CarExpert expects a beginning worth of just below $84,000 earlier than on-road prices.
Energy in PHEV variations of the Peugeot 508 comes from a 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine teamed with a 11.8kWh lithium-ion battery pack and an electrical motor built-in into the eight-speed auto transmission.
By itself the turbo petrol engine develops 133kW (6000rpm) and 300Nm (3000rpm), whereas the e-motor contributes 81kW (2500rpm) and 320Nm (500-2500rpm). It’s front-wheel drive solely. Mixed, the plug-in hybrid drivetrain quotes system outputs of 165kW (6000rpm) and 360Nm (2750rpm).
By comparability, the usual 508 GT presents 165kW/300Nm from its larger output 1.6-litre turbo petrol engine.
Peugeot claims the 508 GT Fastback PHEV will use 1.8L/100km on the mixed cycle and emit simply 40.1g/km of CO2 – in comparison with the petrol’s declare of 6.3L/100km. The model additionally claims the plug-in Fastback will drive as much as 55km per cost in response to European WLTP lab testing.
Zero to 100km/h takes a claimed 8.2 seconds within the Fastback PHEV, with high velocity restricted to 250km/h. That just about matches the GT Fastback petrol, which claims an 8.1-second 0-100 time and a restricted high velocity of 250km/h.
Charging through a 2.3kW home socket takes roughly 5 hours from empty to 100 per cent.
Keep tuned to CarExpert for all the newest within the lead-up to the 508 SW PHEV’s Australian launch within the first half of subsequent yr.
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