The Peugeot 508 plug-in hybrid (PHEV) harnesses the power of a 1.6-litre 178bhp petrol engine and a 108bhp 80kW electric motor. This combination allows the vehicle to return as much as 235mpg, while producing CO2 emissions as low as 29g/km. The benefits this offers businesses and households alike are clear. Factor in the car’s stunning good looks, classy cabin and sheer driveability, and the Peugeot 508 PHEV reveals itself to be a most compelling automotive package.
The muscular profile of the 508 PHEV is something to behold. It catches the light in interesting ways, making it stand out with sheer elegance. And yet, the interior is arguably even better, with first-rate materials, technologies and a bespoke design.
The plug-in hybrid powertrain is a peach. You can run in hybrid or full EV mode, with average fuel savings of 40% versus the equivalent petrol model. Charging the battery takes less than 2-hours using a standard AC 7.4Kw wall box.
The 508 PHEV is a fastback which means that while it’s shaped like a saloon, the rear tailgate opens upwards with the window. This makes a massive difference to the boot, allowing you to load up and make full use of the 487-litre load volume.
The 508 PHEV boasts advanced driving aids like Night Vision, Park Assist, adaptive cruise control and Park Drive Assist Plus. Inside, there’s a stunning 12.3” digital instrument panel and 10” touchscreen, together with premium materials galore.
The Peugeot 508 PHEV isn’t just stylish, affordable to run and well-equipped, it’s extremely safe. For one thing, it has passed Euro NCAP’s stringent crash-test examinations, garnering a maximum five-star rating in the process. In addition to airbags, ISOFIX child-seat fixtures, electrically operated rear door and window locks, a slew of driver aids are fitted as standard. For instance, whenever maximum braking pressure is applied, the car’s hazard lights are immediately activated, providing an effective warning to trailing vehicles.