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Peugeot 5008 Hybrid e-DSC6

A BETTER KIND OF 5008 (some text hidden) --NONE--

By Jonathan Crouch

Peugeot brings self-charging Hybrid power to its 5008 seven-seat SUV. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

Ten Second Reviewword count: 38

Your perfect Peugeot 5008 might be this one, the Hybrid e-DSC6. It's not possible to plug it in, but if you want this stylised Gallic seven-seat SUV, it makes more sense than any other powerplant in the range.

Backgroundword count: 126

Wait long enough and everything comes along at once. Take electrification in Peugeot's largest SUV, the seven-seat 5008, for instance. From 2017 to early 2024, it was on sale here without the slightest hint of electric or Hybrid power beneath the bonnet, even though Peugeot had a PHEV system that might have been made to fit. Today, there's still no PHEV 5008, but arguably this model line is now able to offer something rather better. Namely a more affordable non-plug-in 48V Hybrid model at an accessible price. And, for those wanting to go the whole hog, a full-EV the E-5008 model too. We have a suspicion that it's the Hybrid that's a better fit for the current market - and that's what we look at here.

Driving Experienceword count: 214

As with its 308 and 408 showroom stablemates, the 5008 Hybrid 136 e-DSC6 uses this 48V Hybrid unit only in its faster 136hp form (smaller Peugeot models like the 208 supermini also get it in lesser 100hp guise). As ever with a full-Hybrid, you have to have an auto gearbox, though this is a rather different kind of self-shifting transmission - and not only because it's of the dual-clutch sort and restricted to six speeds. Built into its casing is a DC inverter, an Engine Control Unit and, most significantly, a little 28hp electric motor powered by a tiny battery secreted beneath the front passenger seat. On the move, this motor can work together with this Hybrid model's 1.2-litre petrol engine - or separately from it. And, unlike with a mild hybrid system like that fitted to say, a Volkswagen Tiguan, here the car can be driven for short urban distances (under 18mph) on electric power alone. During deceleration, the petrol engine stops and the e-motor acts as a generator to recharge the Hybrid system's 48V battery. The battery also stores the energy recuperated by the regenerative braking system. The motor additionally assists the engine under acceleration - such as from standstill to 62mph, which in 'Sport' mode takes 10.4s en route to 124mph.

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Statistics (subset of data only)

Min

Max

Price:

£38,155.00 (At 10 May 2024)

£42,235.00 (At 10 May 2024)

Insurance group 1-50:

23

24

CO2 (g/km):

120

139

Max Speed (mph):

124

0-62 mph (s):

10.4

Combined Mpg:

45.6

53.3

Length (mm):

4641

Width (mm):

1844

Height (mm):

1640

Boot Capacity (l):

702

1940

Scoring (subset of scores)

Category: Hybrid, Plug-in, Electric & Hydrogen

Performance
70%
Handling
60%
Comfort
70%
Space
70%
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