Peugeot to build 3008 diesel hybrid

  • Hybrid crossover will be available in 2011
  • Powered by 163bhp 2.0-litre HDI and 37bhp electric motor
  • Peugeot also planning diesel hybrid commercial vehicle

Peugeot has confirmed it will produce a diesel hybrid version of its 3008 crossover that should be available in 2011.

The 3008 diesel hybrid is likely to be based on the 2.0-litre HDI and Peugeot says plans to be the first car maker to with a production vehicle using this type of powertrain. 

Peugeot unveiled its hybrid technology at the 2008 Paris Motor Show in the Prologue Hybrid 4 concept car. The concept was powered by a 163bhp 2.0-litre HDI engine and an electric motor capable of 37bhp. 

Peugeot has also confirmed that it aims to be the first manufacturer with a diesel hybrid in its commercial vehicle range. This is likely to be powered by a 1.6-litre HDI alongside an electric motor.