Orders open for Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4 limited edition

The limited edition model will cost £29,995 and while orders are open now, the first deliveries will begin in October.

In contrast, the standard version will start from £26,600 but will arrive a month later to UK showrooms.

The Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4 limited edition is based on the standard 3008 with the big difference coming with the powerplant.

The model matches a 2.0-litre HDi 163bhp diesel engine to a small 37bhp electric motor. Previously, manufacturers have used petrol engines in hybrid cars, but the combination of diesel and electric allows the 3008 to break the 100g/km of CO2 emissions mark – enough to put it in the lowest, free band of road tax in the UK.

Available in all-wheel drive mode, the car is capable of travelling using just its electric motor for short distances to improve fuel consumption on shorter, urban-based journeys.

The unique set up means it will be the first ever car to use a diesel hybrid system ever produced for mass market.

Limited edition models adds extra equipment to the exterior of the 3008, including dark tinted headlamps, chrome LED daytime running lights and a Pearl White paint job.

Inside, a numbered aluminium plate attests to the rarity of the limited edition, while two-tone leather trim, leather steering wheel and a full length panoramic glass roof are all added over standard specification models.

Front parking sensors are included on the five-seat crossover, which includes aspects of SUV, MPV and even hatchback in its design in order to compete with the likes of the Nissan Juke.

The Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4 limited edition can be ordered now and just 35 will be sold exclusively in the UK.