It is very difficult to define the car that will take us test this week. The 3008 is a mixture of SUV and MPV car but with compact size. To all this must be added that our unit was a 2012 Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4, the version equipped with a hybrid engine diesel-electric and above happens to be the top-end of 3008.
A very unique car with a closed market in which it has jurisdiction. Throughout this proof we will show in detail the 3008 and try to solve the answer to the question is it worth opting for the hybrid version?
The Peugeot 3008 is one of the pioneers of hybrid diesel-electric mechanical. All pioneers have encountered conflicting opinions or reviews and the 3008 HYbrid4 not avoided, like that which says that a diesel-electric hybrid can not be soft or exclusively by its electric rear-wheel drive is a “stick” .
Exterior of the Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4
By referring to the measures that had surprised me as contained dimensions, seems much larger than it actually is. It measures 4,365 mm long, 2,113 mm wide and 1,610 mm high. It is actually much smaller than it appears on your body minivan and SUV traits.
The Peugeot 3008 Hybrid4 is not larger than the standard 3008, but it weighs more, namely the increasing weight of 1539 kg of the 3008 with the 2.0 HDi engine with manual gearbox to the 1,660 kg of the 3008 HYbrid4, a plus weight of 121 kg partially offset by the increased power output.
By competing in a segment somewhat, if I may say, weirdo, look for competitors in several segments. One of them may be the king of the SUVs, the Nissan Qashqai, which also has a size and shape similar to 3008.
Regarding the Nissan Qashqai, the 3008 is longer (Qashqai 4330 mm) and wider (1,780 mm Qashqai), although it snack Qashqai ground clearance. The looks on their 3008 levels over a car oriented outputs very sporadic rough roads or roads that easy difficulty to be a capable SUV.
Its design lines clearly follow the latest trend set by Peugeot, angular headlights, grills broadly rounded and quite soft. It is quite pleasing to the eye and we must recognize that the brown color of our test unit, brown Hickory, he is pretty good but again I do not let it parked in the sun, take temperature at a blistering pace.
The leaks are hidden, so that at first glance, from the front, it will be virtually impossible to distinguish the hybrid variant of a standard version, only the horizontal slats chrome grille could give us a hint, but definitely not to profane eyes. To recognize we glimpse the emblems HYbrid4 fin-HY or gate, we confirm that this is the variant with diesel-electric hybrid engine.
If we emphasize another feature HYbrid4 Peugeot 3008 exterior is massive and electrically folding mirrors that count in the bottom with a light source to illuminate the darkness. Details thank you, though increasingly widespread in all segments of cars, they are still useful.
Interior of the Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4
From the 3008 area is doing very well in the two rows of seats. At the front there is a fairly high bridge console that can give some sense of oppression, but the width in key areas, ie height of head, shoulders, elbows and knees is more than acceptable.
The panoramic roof that equips helps give a very pleasant feeling of spaciousness in all places, the ceiling is far from the head even with the roof closed curtain. In the back there is room for three adults, although as usual to spend in cars of this size, the central square can be uncomfortable for average size passenger on long trips.
However the side seats are quite comfortable, although the seats do not catch very well the body. The center seat also suffers from the same. The windows are tinted in a slightly greenish and have a useful curtain to avoid direct sunlight. From the rear there is a curious detail that is not visible from the front seat. The lower front seat belt is not a belt as usual, if not a kind of thick steel cable.
Regarding storage compartments are a small army of them throughout the cabin. There is a glove box under the steering column, one where the passenger (in the usual arrangement), holes in the doors, cup holders and several other minor gaps. Special mention for the Central glove, I usually see them hard time to put the camera in the glove, if it comes, but in 3008, it should open a lid and mid range cameras there Nikoninserte here your favorite camera brand.
And to top it cooled, to keep your favorite beverage cool side. In the back of the armrest floor offers two cup holders, a magazine rack there behind the backs of the front seats. Under the mats are hidden recesses small.
The trunk lost in the 3008 HYbrid4 size, stays at 420 liters from 492 liters of enjoying the conventional version, but has a very regular and has a sufficient size to accommodate the luggage of four or five people. Batteries are housed behind the rear seats, which limits the load capacity under the ground to a large tray but not in which fits a small sports bag.
Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4 Engine
The Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4 is a pure hybrid, this means that the heat engine is connected with the wheels and the electric motor is able to move the vehicle independently. The Peugeot HYbrid4 hybrid system combines two quite distinct components, on the one hand we have the combustion engine and the electric motor on the other.
The heat engine is a 2.0 HDi that delivers 163 hp at 3,850 rpm. The torque delivery is considerable, particularly are 300 Nm of torque at 1,750 rpm. This engine is an old PSA group and in fact is used in the 160 hp version unhybridized in lower echelons of the range 3008.
This motor is connected to the wheels through a gearbox piloted manual CMP. So much for the conventional part of the Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4. The first thing we found is nothing conventional use 3008 HYbrid4 is a starter-alternator that is used to start the engine and further thermal energy. Specifically manages to produce an output of 11 hp and 10 peak hp continuous.
The battery is located just behind the rear seats are Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH) and the stored energy is 1.1 kWh. The power that can deliver peak reaches 42 CV, as shown sufficient to feed the electric motor, at least during a short period of time.
With the selector switch located on the center console, can switch between four drive modes available. If we go clockwise, we have the car, the Sport, 4WD and ZEV. The AUTO is the default mode, when you choose the car will think about us and choose the best combinations of propulsion to get the best use and comfort.
SPORT mode is similar to the car, only offered all available power while marches hurry when we need the best car. The force 4WD mode operation AWD. The rear motor will work to get the most traction.
If too demanding and draining the battery, the maximum power at the rear will be the 10 hp that can deliver continuous alternator-starter. If we exceed the 120 km/h the rear electric motor switches itself off, so after that we will only speed 163 hp engine, but is as the battery is charged.
The Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4 has two versions, the 3008 HYbrid4 99g (since September has reduced its consumption), approving 3.8 l/100 km in combined cycle and the 3008 HYbrid4 to dry, which approves 4.0 l/100 km. Ours is the second, and the premise of the 4 l/100 km have much hope of getting a set with the consumer.
The most basic of 2012 3008 HYbrid4 comes from 18,690 euros, a figure that is not anything down, but if we go to their competitors. The competitors are either small minivans like the the Opel Meriva (15,030 euros), the Ford C-Max (16,900 euros) or Toyota Verso (18,200 euros) or or small SUVs like the Kia Sportage (18,001 euros) or the Nissan Qashqai (19,350 euros).
2012 Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4 Video