The Peugeot 508 range will be boosted by a new high-output hybrid model next year, offering range-topping pace and pure-electric capability in cars equipped with the sportiest GT trim.
The 508 PHEV will combine a mild hybrid turbocharged 1.6-litre petrol engine set-up to drive the front wheels with a rear-mounted electric motor.
The same system will first be used in the DS 7 Crossback E-Tense, which is also based on the PSA Group’s EMP2 platform, next year.
Around 200bhp is expected to be offered by the 508 PHEV’s four-cylinder engine, assisted by a starter/generator motor. The motor driving the back wheels will provide about 100bhp and enable a pure-electric range of 31 miles (on the WLTP test cycle). It will use energy supplied by a lithium ion battery located beneath the boot floor.