Peugeot may boast the lowest average saloon authorized consumption, only 3.6 l/100 km, a figure that would be awesome if it were entirely correct.
The Peugeot 508 HYbrid4 combines a 2.0 HDi (163 bhp) with an electric rear axle (37 hp), and adds 200 horsepower. In practice, it has AWD and is a hybrid, but only up to 120 km/h, where the system HYbrid4 of PSA Peugeot Citroën stops working. A more speed, is a 163 hp diesel with front and ballast.
Although you can not find, if it happens as in 3008, the hybrid version will cost about $ 3,000 more, so that the actual fuel savings will not offset the outlay in less than 100,000 kilometers. Yes it will be worth the AWD equipment or higher, not know yet its performance.
Another aspect to note that a hybrid instead of 473 liters of luggage compartment has 335 useful as the batteries take up space. Of course, the seats can be folded, which for example in the Lexus GS hybrid can not be done, and costs twice. The rear axle is fully independent front mechanically, there is no drive shaft.
It has four driving modes: Auto, Sport (priority acceleration), ZEV (force electric mode at low speed, max 70 km/h- and the load permitting) and 4WD (four-wheel drive force). The automatic transmission is standard, and only affects the engine. Pushes the rear engine plus or regenerated energy, and has a fixed development, so at high speed is useless.
Although pro-hybrid system in the case of PSA do not see it as advantageous, although I have not tried and I rely on impressions of others. If you look from the perspective of all-wheel drive, the price is justified, but not be justified both hybrid. You need to wait to learn more.
Not the first 508 hybrid, as it has previously sold the Peugeot 508 RXH, which is the same but with an aesthetic type crossover and equipped to the bars. The hybrid system is exactly the same, although the body is familiar.