Peugeot has confirmed the new Peugeot 508 Plug-In Hybrid range from January 2020
Peugeot has confirmed the new Peugeot 508 Plug-In Hybrid range from January 2020

Peugeot Ireland has confirmed that the new Peugeot 508 Plug-in Hybrid will go on sale in Ireland from December, with first units arriving in early 2020.

Irish pricing and specifications will be announced in December.

Under the new WLTP protocol, the Peugeot 508 fastback/saloon hybrid achieved 29g CO₂/km (1,3L /100km) and 54 km in 100% electric mode. The 508 SW estate hybrid achieved 30g CO₂/km (1,3L /100km) and 52 km in 100% electric mode.

Therefore the new 508 Hybrid range will qualify in Ireland for the newly calculated grant thresholds now applicable; under new rules (plug-in hybrids must now emit less than 50g/km CO2 and travel more than 50km in all-electric mode to qualify for the €5,000 SEAI grant and €2,500 VRT relief).

The 508 Hybrids combine a 180 bhp PureTech petrol engine with a 110 bhp electric motor for a maximum combined power of 225 bhp. Drivers will be able to select between a 100% electric mode, an Sport mode, a Hybrid mode and a Comfort mode. The battery offers a capacity of 11.8kWh and recharging takes less than 1h 45m with a Wallbox (optional 6.6 kW charger, 32A). The cars are built on EMP2 (Efficient Modular Platform) and there is no compromises in terms of space with boot volumes identical to the combustion versions.

Trim levels are expected to include Allure, Allure Business, GT Line and a top of the range GT trim.

Des Cannon, Managing Director at Gowan Distributors, Peugeot Importer in Ireland, said:

“Peugeot is rapidly embracing an electric future. The all-new 508 HYBRID and 508 SW HYBRID will join our growing line-up of plug-in electric hybrid and fully electric models, including the soon-to-arrive and all-new 3008 SUV GT HYBRID4, the e-208 and e-2008 SUV. This is an exciting time for Peugeot as the brand works to fulfil its philosophy of ‘choose your Peugeot, choose your powertrain’ where customers can choose between conventional petrol and diesel models as well as electrified variants. By 2023, 100% of the Peugeot range will be electrified.”

The new Peugeot plug-in hybrid range, available in Ireland from 2020
The new Peugeot plug-in hybrid range, available in Ireland from 2020