Almost exactly a year ago, we wrote that Peugeot would display its 3008 HYbrid4 Concept at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show. Right on schedule, the French automaker is now showing the production version of the compact crossover ahead of its debut at next month's Paris Motor Show. Why would we cover a sport-utility that's not even sold in the States? Because the 2011 Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4 is no less than the world's first production diesel hybrid-electric vehicle. The 68-mpg crossover The result: This tall, heavy, all-wheel-drive vehicle emits just 99 grams per kilometer of carbon dioxide (CO2) on...
Diesel Hybrids From Peugeot and Mercedes Get Closer to Reality
Peugeot is still on track to launch the world's first diesel-hybrid vehicle late this year. Its 3008 HYbrid4 Concept is a thinly disguised version of a crossover fitted with a mild-hybrid system that will go into production late this year as a 2011 model. Now other manufacturers are joining the...John Voelcker