Refreshed Peugeot 3008 Gets A Cheaper PHEV Derivative

Apart from the all-wheel-drive Hybrid 4, the 3008 now also has the… Hybrid.

The refreshed 3008 did not make the impact Peugeot probably expected. That is so because its official pictures leaked days before the official reveal. Even if they didn’t, the fact is that the 3008 does not look that different to make people wonder what it is. What customers will undoubtedly notice is the cheaper PHEV version it got.

Noticing how popular they are getting in Europe, local manufacturers are giving buyers more and more affordable options. That was recently the case with the VW Golf, for example, which now has the eHybrid derivative as an entry-level PHEV before the GTE.

PSA decided to do almost the same thing with the 3008. Apart from the Hybrid 4, the crossover now also offers the Hybrid. It bears a more sumptuous full name (Hybrid 225 e-EAT8), but it makes no justice to the fact that it can be charged.

The 3008 Hybrid combines the 1.6-liter, 178 hp (132 kW) PureTech engine to a 109 hp (80 kW) electric motor connected to the e-EAT8 automatic transmission. Both of them power solely the front wheels, which is part of the explanation for the Hybrid’s affordability.