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Peugeot announces prices for its new hybrid

Peugeot has just announced prices and equipment levels for its new 3008 HYbrid4.

The privilege of owning the world's first diesel electric hybrid will cost you from €36,995 (dealer delivery related charges extra).

While it doesn't go on sale until April, it will be in dealerships next month and they are taking pre-orders.

The new car can develop up to 200bhp and you can set it in four modes: automatic, all-electric Zero Emissions, Sport and 4WD. Peugeot claim up to 3.8 litres/100km (74mpg).

The 2.0 HDi (200bhp) emits 99g/km (Band A, €160 a year), costs from €36,995 and standard equipment will include: bi-zone air con, cruise control plus speed limiter, 16in alloys, automatic headlights and wipers, electric windows, rear parking sensors, bluetooth and USB connectivity.

The other version (104g/km, €160-a-year road tax) starts at €38,695.

It adds a two-screen video pack, side rear sunblinds, head-up display with distance alert, 17in alloys, sat nav, electric folding mirrors and a folding front passenger seat.

Prices include the Government's €1,500 rebate up to the end of the year.

Irish Independent