Electrified Peugeot variants get a 1.2-liter turbo with 48V MHEV

A few weeks ago, Peugeot announced that starting this year, every vehicle in their lineup will be electrified. This is part of the company's push to further expand its portfolio of electrified powertrains, as well as its plan to have 100% electric offerings by 2025.

At the time, the company only shared that its upcoming hybrid powertrain will consist of a 48V mild-hybrid system that will be rolled out in the 208, 2008, 308, 3008, 5008, and 408. They also mentioned that it will be coupled to a six-speed dual-clutch transmission and a 21kW (or 28 PS) electric motor.

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Now, Peugeot has officially launched its new hybrid powertrain, and the first models to have the electrified powertrain are the 3008 and 5008 crossovers. Under the hood, both vehicles come with a 1.2-liter PureTech three-cylinder engine that runs on the Miller cycle. It is then helped along by a variable geometry turbo, an electric motor that's integrated into the dual-clutch transmission, and a 48V battery located under the front seats.

The electric motor built-in to the gearbox puts out 28 PS with 55 Nm of torque and assists the engine to reduce fuel consumption. During deceleration, the engine acts as a generator to recharge the hybrid system's 48V battery.

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The mild-hybrid powertrain doles out a total system output of 136 PS along with 230 Nm of torque. This equates to a rather small increase of 6 PS over the non-electrified version that's currently seeing use in the 2008. However, the 48V mild-hybrid tech does mean the 3008 and 5008 emit fewer carbon emissions by up to 20g per kilometer, as well as save up to a liter of fuel per 100 kilometers based on the WLTP cycle.

Another neat feature the mild-hybrid feature has is that it gives the 3008 and 5008 the ability to travel on pure electric power at speeds of up to 30 km/h on a full charge.

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Visually, both the 3008 and 5008 don't have any exterior changes over the non-hybrid versions. This means it still gets the signature LED headlights, the fang-like LED taillights, the frameless grille, stylish alloy wheels, and the optional black roof. The only way to distinguish them from the regular models is the sound emitted by the Acoustic Vehicle Alerting System (AVAS) which activates once the engine is turned off in EV mode.

Inside, the hybrid 3008 and 5008 get new graphics in the digital instrument panel that displays the flow of energy, a power meter (Charge, Eco, Power), and battery charge level. When the engine is shut off while the vehicle is moving, the speedometer displays a blue color to indicate it's in EV mode.

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In the future, Peugeot plans to make the 1.2-liter mild-hybrid 48V powertrain for other vehicles as mentioned before. However, there's no clear timeline yet as to which vehicle will get it. Given the 3008 and 5008 are offered here in the Philippines, we won't be surprised if they will be available with the mild-hybrid engine in the future. Perhaps the only question now is, when will they start assembling these mild hybrid variants in Malaysia for ASEAN.