Based entirely on performance alone, the Peugeot 508 Hybrid knocks the socks off of any of its competitors. A plug-in hybrid saloon with pure driving ingenuity at heart, the 508 is a glimpse into the future of motoring. Inspired by coupés with cutting-edge technology fuelling it, the hybrid combination of a 32kW/180hp PureTech petrol engine and 80kW/110hp electric motor produces a maximum combined power of 165kW/225hp.
Three driving modes give you complete control of the powertrain. Choose from Hybrid to smoothly transition from electric to fuel, optimising both power sources; Sport to harness all the power of the electric motor boosted with the combustion engines for peak performance; and Comfort to maximise Hybrid mode extending the comfort provided by the controlled suspension.
Charging of the 300v lithium-ion battery 508 is incredibly simple. As part of the exclusive hybrid exterior, the charging flap is concealed in the left rear wing and the socket provides a courtesy light that indicates the charging status. Recharging from 0-100% at a domestic socket takes around five hours. A Type 2 (Mode 3) accelerated charge from a 7.4kW charge point can achieve 100% battery charge in less than two hours. With an all-electric driving range of up to 39 miles, most domestic journeys are easily covered which means the fuel consumption savings are extensive.
Inside, the uniquely designed iCockpit is focussed around a 10-inch HD touchscreen which gives you a bright and vibrant display of driving information such as fuel and electric consumption, battery charge, nearest charge point locations, and remaining range in electric mode. But, most importantly, the drive of the 508 is unbeatable. To experience it for yourself, get in touch with Trenton to book a test drive.