A world-first for Peugeot at Geneva

Even though we’ve seen this one before, Peugeot has brought what it touts as the world’s first diesel hybrid to the Geneva Motor Show.

By Gavin Conway on February 28, 2011 9:40 AM

Peugeot 3008 Hybrid4 is also a proper four-wheel drive crossover, which makes it even more unique.

It uses a 2.0-litre 163bhp HDi diesel to drive the front wheels and a 37bhp electric motor to power the rear wheels.

Peugeot says the 3008 hybrid emits just 99g/km and returns 74.4mpg, which it reckons adds up to a 30 per cent reduction in fuel consumption over a petrol-electric hybrid.

Also on the Peugeot stand is the company’s own version of the Citroen C-Zero. Like the Citroen, the Peugeot iOn is based on the Mitsubishi i-MiEV.