PEUGEOT BRINGS FULLY ELECTRIC STAND TO GENEVA, INCLUDING TWO WORLD PREMIERES: ALL-NEW ELECTRIC e-208 AND 508 PEUGEOT SPORT ENGINEERED CONCEPT

Thursday, 28 February 2019

  • PEUGEOT to showcase a 100% electrified stand at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show
  • World premiere for all-new PEUGEOT 208 and e-208 5-Door hatchback
  • Hybrid 508 PEUGEOT SPORT ENGINEERED Concept among the electrified models on show
  • Plug-in Hybrid Electric petrol engines for PEUGEOT 3008 SUV, all-new 508 and all-new 508 SW on show
  • PEUGEOT is committed to providing electrified models across its full line-up by 2023

PEUGEOT will be showcasing its new plans for an electric future at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show, unveiling the all-new 100% electric PEUGEOT e-208 alongside the all-new PEUGEOT 208 petrol and diesel variants and hybrid 508 PEUGEOT SPORT ENGINEERED Concept. 

Joining the new models will be a Plug-in Hybrid range and a revamped electrified version of the iconic PEUGEOT Lion. 

Visitors to the 2019 Motor Show will also be able to take a closer look at new Plug-in Hybrid petrol engines for the PEUGEOT 3008 SUV, all-new 508 Fastback and SW. The star of the 2018 Paris Motor Show, the PEUGEOT e-LEGEND CONCEPT, will also be on show as part of an all-electric stand. 

ALL-NEW PEUGEOT 208 AND PEUGEOT e-208
PEUGEOT will be unveiling the all-new PEUGEOT 208 model, which will be available with a choice of petrol and diesel powertrains along with a zero emission all-electric derivative, the all-new PEUGEOT e-208.

Powered by a 100 kW motor, the all-new PEUGEOT e-208 will be the first electric model available from PEUGEOT’s new electric range. The 5-door hatchback features a 50kWh battery, positioned under the floor to maintain interior space, which provides a range of up to 211 miles (WLTP) from a full charge.

The all-new PEUGEOT e-208 comes with three driving modes: Eco, to optimise range, Normal, tuned for comfort, and Sport, which puts the emphasis on performance. Customers can choose from a range of charging methods for the all-new PEUGEOT e-208, including 100 kW rapid charging, capable of 80% charge in 30 minutes.

Petrol and diesel powertrain variants of the all-new PEUGEOT 208 are also designed to be more environmentally friendly. Built on the latest generation CMP platform, the all-new PEUGEOT 208 is 30kg lighter than before and comes with Euro6d petrol and diesel engines, meeting the latest EU emissions standards. The all-new PEUGEOT 208 petrol versions come with the option of PureTech 75, 100 and 130 engines.

The all-new PEUGEOT 208 models bring sporty and irresistible styling to the B sector, designed with features including a full LED three-claw light signature on the front and rear, and a Dichroic colour changing Lion brandished on the front of the electric version.

Inside, the all-new PEUGEOT 208 models feature the latest jump-in next generation in-car technology, including the new PEUGEOT 3D i-Cockpit® and a range of Drive Assist features prioritising the driver’s safety and comfort, including Active Blind Spot Monitoring and Automatic Emergency Brake Assist.

Find out more about the all-new PEUGEOT 208 models at: http://www.peugeotpress.co.uk/releases/1725

508 PEUGEOT SPORT ENGINEERED CONCEPT
Evolving from the 2018 PEUGEOT 508 HYBRID model, PEUGEOT SPORT will be unveiling the 508 PEUGEOT SPORT ENGINEERED concept at Geneva. The powerful model promises exceptional levels of performance comparable to those of a 400hp internal combustion vehicle.It has four-wheel drive and therefore is capable of acceleration from 0-62mph in 4.3 seconds and a top speed of 155 mph.

With a 11.8kWh battery, the 508 PEUGEOT SPORT ENGINEERED concept has a range of up to 30 miles when switched to zero emission mode and CO2 emissions of 49g/km on the WLTP test protocols.

Adding to the new model’s sporty style, the body of the 508 PEUGEOT SPORT ENGINEERED is sculpted to increase aerodynamic efficiency. With a sharp front bumper and grille with floating blades and side skirts with styling detail to improve airflow. The concept model features a stylish streamlined look enhanced by a colour-changing ‘Selenium Grey’ coating.

Find out more about the 508 PEUGEOT SPORT ENGINEERED CONCEPT at: http://www.peugeotpress.co.uk/releases/1724

PLUG-IN HYBRID RANGE
A new range of Plug-in Hybrid petrol engines will be on show at Geneva and will be an integral part of PEUGEOT’s transition towards electrification. Announced in 2018, the new range will include the PEUGEOT 3008 SUV HYBRID4, all-new PEUGEOT 508 HYBRID and all-new PEUGEOT 508 SW HYBRID.

The high voltage Lithium-ion (300V) battery, which powers PEUGEOT’s HYBRID and HYBRID4 engines has a capacity between 11.8kWh and 13.2kWh, allowing the cars to drive up to 30 miles on a single electric charge.

All-new PEUGEOT 508 HYBRID and all-new 508 SW HYBRID models combine the PureTech 180hp/132kW engine with a 110hp/80kW electric motor for a combined maximum power of 225hp/165kW producing less than 49g/km CO2.

The all-new HYBRID4 system will be fitted in the PEUGEOT 3008 SUV. The powerful engine provides four-wheel drive with an 110hp/80kW inverter and reaches the equivalent of 300hp/220kW. This is helped by a combination of a PureTech engine reaching 200hp/147kW and two electric motors (one at the front and the second at the rear) each reaching 110hp/80kW to achieve 0 to 62mph in 6.5s. The battery capacity is 13.2kWh for a zero emission range of 30 miles under WLTP testing.

Find out more about the PEUGEOT Plug-in Hybrid range at: http://www.peugeotpress.co.uk/releases/1691

PEUGEOT e-LEGEND Concept
Unveiled at the 2018 Paris Motor Show, the PEUGEOT e-LEGEND CONCEPT car is the brand’s stylish vision of the electric future. A 100% electric, autonomous and stylish concept model, the PEUGEOT e-LEGEND comes with four driving modes allowing the driver to choose between prioritising characteristics such as comfort, digital connectivity and dynamism.

The PEUGEOT e-LEGEND CONCEPT is powered by a 100% electric powertrain, with a 100 kWh battery. Its electric motor reaches 340 kW power, distributed to the four-wheel drive. This power allows the PEUGEOT e-LEGEND to go from 0 – 62mph in less than 4 seconds, reach a maximum speed of 136mph, and a range of 600km (372 miles) from full charge.

Find out more about the PEUGEOT e-LEGEND at: http://www.peugeotpress.co.uk/releases/1690

PEUGEOT CYCLES AND PEUGEOT MOTORCYCLES
PEUGEOT’s electric progression isn’t limited to four wheels, with PEUGEOT Cycles set to unveil the Electric VTC eT01 Belt Powertube and the PEUGEOT E-METROPOLIS electric three-wheeler.

With a 100% electric engine and a battery built into the frame, the Electric VTC eT01 Belt Powertube makes for a practical and efficient cycle, made easier with a zero-maintenance belt drive made out of carbon fibre.

The PEUGEOT E-METROPOLIS concept is an electric variant of the popular three-wheeled PEUGEOT METROPOLIS scooter. With an electric motor delivering a maximum power of 36 kW to the rear wheel, the new concept model is able to reach top speeds of 83mph, with a range of up to 124 miles from a full charge.

PEUGEOT LION
Returning to Geneva will be the iconic brand emblem, the PEUGEOT Lion. In keeping with the theme of PEUGEOT’s work presented at Geneva, the revamped Lion will come to life electrified in Dichroic green and blue, with dynamic reflections on its sculpted surfaces. 

Created by the PEUGEOT Design Lab to mark the 160th anniversary of the PEUGEOT emblem in 2018, the green and blue gleam of the new design will be a central styling cue for upcoming models in PEUGEOT’s electric transition.

David Peel, Managing Director of PEUGEOT UK said: “The 2019 Geneva Motor Show is set to be the biggest one yet for PEUGEOT. With a full electric range set to arrive by 2023, this is our first chance to show off the progress we have made towards electrification so far, and give a glimpse of what motorists can expect in the future. 

“We have released some great work on our road towards an electric future through the PEUGEOT e-LEGEND CONCEPT. With the all-new PEUGEOT e-208 we are showing the world how we can adapt our current range for everyday use in an EV future, and how as a brand we are moving with the times and evolving in sync with the wider motoring industry.” 

Tying in with PEUGEOT’s #UnboringTheFuture ambitions, PEUGEOT’s electrified appearance at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show will fall under the new ‘MOTION & e-MOTION’ signature representing the brand’s mission to focus on electrifying its full range over the next five years. 

To find out more about the full PEUGEOT range visit: https://www.peugeot.co.uk/peugeot-model-range/

Information on the PEUGEOT design lab can be found at: www.peugeotdesignlab.com

ENDS

PEUGEOT
Stimulating, rewarding driving, sleek design, and uncompromising quality form the brand’s pledge to its customers and help produce the emotion provided by each PEUGEOT vehicle.

Operating in around 160 countries with more than 10,000 points of sale, the brand sold more than 1,740 000 vehicles in 2018.

PEUGEOT combines exacting standards, allure and emotion with the goal of being the definitive high-end, broad-based brand with global reach.

PEUGEOT UK
The UK is the third largest market for PEUGEOT with its UK Headquarters located in Coventry. The UK car line-up includes the 108, 208, all-new 208, 308, all-new 508, 2008 SUV, 3008 SUV and 5008 SUV supplemented by people-carriers and a van range that includes the all-new Partner, Expert and Boxer. PEUGEOT is committed to low emission vehicles, currently selling Partner Electric and with a strategy to electrify every model in the range between 2019 and 2023.

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PEUGEOT UK COMMUNICATIONS Contacts

Jeremy Townsend, Director of Communications
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James Parfett, Head of Communications
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Kerry Livesey, PR Manager
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Mason Finney, Media Relations Executive
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