After testing the 3008HYbrid4 and 508RXH mainly in urban environment, we had the opportunity to experience the capabilities of the Peugeot’s diesel hybrid drivetrain on winding roads and snow! The cars were fitted with Michelin X-Ice tires.
This test was part of the Peugeot Winter Experience in Val d'Isère, with the full Peugeot HYbrid4 range, 3008, 508 sedan or RXH.
Testing the drive modes
Program for these two days : uphill laces in Sport mode to enjoy the cars’ 200hp with comfort and precision –then snow workshops, comparison with classic 4WD, and standing start between 4WD, 2WD and Hybrid.
Downhill, charging is quick and allows to use full electric drive, in Auto Mode the electric speed is limited to 50kph while it can reach 60kph in EV mode and allow powerful accelerations without waking-up the diesel engine.
In 2013, Peugeot plans to sell 35,000 units of HYbrid4 vehicles.