Peugeot 208 and 508. The sports versions were electrified by 2020

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Unveiled at the Geneva motor show in march 2019 and then marketed the following autumn, the new Peugeot 208 will always be available in a GTi version, which will be moderated by an electric motor.

Peugeot has announced its withdrawal from the championship WRX for the purpose of investing on sports cars electrified. As of 2020, the program will include the 508 Hybrid from 250 hp and the new 208 GTi 100% electric, while a 508 Hybrid4 performance of at least 300 hp is in the cards.

The great minds meet. Peugeot has recently confirmed that the future of the sports brand will be 100% electric or hybrid-rechargeable batteries with the aim of reducing CO2 emissions. On October 15 (read To the end of the small sports ?), we announced that the replacement for the Peugeot 208 GTi will be 100% electric (launch not before the fall of 2020). Charge to the men of Peugeot Sport electric performance. If they had worked on a version for thermal 1.6 PureTech 230 hp, the hunt for grams of CO2 has been a result of this project, like that of a Peugeot 508 1.6 PureTech 263 ch.


A hybrid performance

Nevertheless, the first sports model intended for the program will be the 508 Hybrid from 250 hp but the highlight of the show will be a version Hybrid4 performance of at least 300 hp (with a 1.6 PureTech 225 hp). She is currently at the study, but not confirmed, due to technical changes to provide for the integration of the battery and rear specific. Again Peugeot Sport work behind the scenes. This policy of electrification of the sports means that the new 2008-II (2020) could also have a declination electric sports (like its cousin, the DS3 Crossback Performance) and the future 308 (2021) will also have a version performance probably plug-in hybrid.

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