Peugeot's range of diesel-electric hybrid models has grown this week with the European launch of the 508 Hybrid4 sedan.
As with the other variants in the family, the 508 Hybrid4 sedan combines a 120kW 2.0 litre HDi FAP diesel engine with a 28kW electric motor.
With the diesel engine powering the front wheels and the electric motor sending power to the rear, the Hybrid4 system offers four driving modes: 'ZEV' pure electric, all-wheel-drive, automatic and sport.
In Europe, Peugeot promises a combined-cycle fuel consumption rating of just 3.6 l/100km, compared to the Australian-delivered 2.0 litre diesel (5.7 l/100km) and 1.6 turbo petrol (7.1 l/100km).
Official CO2 emissions figures are also low at 95g/km, while the local 2.0 litre diesel lists at 149g/km.
An Australian debut for Peugeot's Hybrid4 models is still to be confirmed. Any potential launch will depend on the outcome of hot-weather testing, and details of that program are yet to be revealed.
With the right-hand-drive 508 Hybrid4 sedan priced at £31,450 in the UK, and the regular 2.0 litre diesel at £23,100, we can likely expect any Australian debut to come with a significant premium over the $42,990 diesel.
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