March 18, 2012

Two new Peugeot 508 Hybrid4 models available soon in UK

Peugeot confirms UK pricing and specification details for two key Business sector vehicles that also provide substantial combined virtues and benefits.

The Peugeot 508 RXH and 508 Saloon Hybrid4 both utilise the latest modular hybrid technology introduced as a
world first on the 3008 Hybrid4. They combine the accomplished 2.0-litre HDi 163 Diesel engine to power the front wheels with a 37 bhp electric motor to drive the rear wheels. This innovative modular solution is now being applied to the larger platform 508 vehicles that enhance overall driving pleasure and product versatility.

While the 508 RXH is a bespoke derivative with a distinctive appearance, high-end appeal and capable as an all-route vehicle, the 508 Saloon Hybrid4 uses its hybrid powertrain to optimise driving performance, economy and versatility but both benefit from the lowest-in-sector taxation, too.

Key price, performance and taxation statistics
Model - 508 RXH - 508 Saloon Hybrid4
Price - £33,695 - £31,450
Combined power output - 200 bhp - 200 bhp
CO2 - 107 g/km - 95 g/km
Combined Drive Cycle economy - 68.9 mpg - 78.5 mpg
Top speed - 132 mph - 130 mph
Acceleration (0-62 mph) - 9.5 secs - 9 secs
Benefit-in-Kind taxation - 12 per cent - 10 per cent
Capital Write-down allowance - 100 per cent (in 1st year) - 100 per cent (in 1st year)

The 508 Saloon Hybrid4 carries a comprehensive specification similar to the well-specified 508 Allure but with the dynamic benefits of the Hybrid4 technology. Features like keyless entry with stop/start button, cruise control with speed limiter, automatic parking brake with Hill Assist, automatic dual-zone air conditioning, electric folding door mirrors, Peugeot Connect Navigation (RT6) with Bluetooth, Peugeot Connect SOS and Assistance, automatic headlamps and wipers, 18-inch alloy wheels and half leather seats are all standard equipment.

The 508 RXH is a distinctive, top-of-the-range, premium specification vehicle that has features over and above the 508 Saloon Hybrid4. Exclusively available in the SW estate body style, and combined with the Hybrid4 powertrain, it has a raised stance, original style features and bespoke 18-inch Attila alloy wheels. Other features include front and rear parking aid and parallel parking assist, panoramic glass roof, Colour Head Up display, USB point and acoustic laminated side windows with tint on rear. 

Both 508s feature the innovative diesel-electric Hybrid4 technology that brings new levels of driving freedom and pleasure, in a form not seen before in the segment:
> 200 bhp combined output
> Four-wheel drive
> ZEV (100 per cent electric and silent running) mode
> Very low CO2 emissions of 95 g/km (508 Saloon Hybrid4)/107 g/km (508 RXH)

Key advantage for ‘user choosers’ is the very low Benefit-in-Kind taxation (10 per cent on 508 Saloon Hybrid4 and 12 per cent on 508 RXH). For businesses, both vehicles attract 100 per cent Capital Write-down Allowance, meaning that there is no further value to be carried over for taxation into the following year.

“Never until now has there been a choice of cars that comprehensively ticks so many boxes. I firmly believe we have a real success story on our hands with the 508, and I think businesses will greatly value the considerable virtues that we have to offer in these new and accomplished Hybrid4 products," said Phil Robson, Fleet and Used Car Director, at Peugeot UK.

Both models are available to order, with the 508 RXH on sale from May, and the 508 Saloon Hybrid4 from July 2012.


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