Peugeot 508 GT PHEV – In a world where SUVs are becoming more popular, its nice to see some brands keep the sportswagon. Peugeot is such a brand and I recently drove the 508 GT Sportswagon Plug in Hybrid version.
It’s all elegance and style, beautiful to look at and luxurious inside.
Typically French, the interior comes with everything you want including front massage seats that got a lot of use. There is wireless smart phone charging, a clear 10-inch central screen and a 12.3 inch driver instrument panel.
It comes with a 1.6L turbo petrol engine and an 81-kilowatt electric motor. This combination provides reasonably good performance combined with excellent economy.
It drives the front wheels through an eight speed sports automatic transmission.
The EV only mode was giving us around 50km on a charge and that was enough for most of my daily driving. It was easy to charge at home and didn’t take too long.
The beauty of a plug-in hybrid is that if you don’t get around to charging overnight, then there is no range anxiety with the petrol engine.
Charging was easy and didn’t take too long.
The 508 GT PHEV Sportswagon was smooth, quiet and easy to drive and almost limousine like in its ride.
Priced from a little under $83,000 plus the usual costs its actually good value compared to other European brands.
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