Diesel-hybrid Peugeot 3008 stars at Goodwood

The practical crossover is set to go on sale in the UK later in the year, bringing with it a groundbreaking new powertrain that makes it one of the most efficient cars in the Peugeot line up.

For a crossover car, sub-100g/km of CO2 emissions is particularly impressive. In practical terms, this means zero VED in the UK and for London drivers, exemption from the congestion charge.

The engine set up comprises a 163bhp diesel engine matched to a 37bhp electric motor. Previously, the cost of matching a diesel engine to an electric motor was too high for it to make an appearance in road cars.

However, Peugeot has brought the cost down enough to introduce the 3008 HYbrid4 and its electric motor even makes it possible to operate purely in electric mode for shorter journeys.

It also offers four-wheel drive and comes with four different driving modes depending on the conditions.

Priced from £26,600, the Peugeot HYbrid4 will go on sale in the UK in October, but a small number of special edition models have already gone on sale worldwide.

These include 35 UK models at a price of £29,995 each, complete with unique leather trim, panoramic sunroof and tinted headlights with LED running lights.

The Peugeot 3008 Hybrid4 will be joined at Goodwood by another Peugeot car that uses electric power; the fully electric EX1 supercar concept.

The race car delivers a 0-62mph time of just 3.49 seconds courtesy of two electric motors returning 340bhp and will be seen taking on the famous 1.16-mile Goodwood hill climb.

Other Peugeot cars, such as the new Peugeot 308 CC, the full 508 range (including saloon and estate versions) and the special edition Peugeot RCZ Asphalt coupe, will also appear at the prestigious motor show.