Review

Peugeot 3008 Hybrid 4 MPV

£27,245 - £29,950

The Peugeot 3008 Hybrid 4 is a family-sized MPV that offers five seats and an advanced diesel-electric engine. Power is delivered to all four wheels, and to make driving simple, there's a six-speed automatic gearbox. The Hybrid 4 can run on either a mix of diesel and electric power or (at high speeds) diesel power alone. It also offers a fully electric mode, so some short journeys can be made without even switching the engine on.

Though the Hybrid 4 looks identical to the standard 3008, the two cars are very different under the metal. As well as being faster, the diesel-electric engined Hybrid 4 is more fuel-efficient, more comfortable and more expensive. To make space for the hybrid system's batteries, it also has a slightly smaller boot, and the suspension is ever so slightly firmer to deal with the extra weight of the hybrid components.