The success of non-plug-in hybrid motors Toyota at a commercial level is not unknown to other manufacturers, which is why more and more brands are encouraged by this technology before making the definitive leap to electric cars. Peugeot will be the next in the hands of its first microhybrid enginea system simpler and more affordable than the system used by Toyotabut which aims to be available in its entire range in order to multiply its sales.
Hybridization is not a technology alien to Peugeot, in fact the French brand has opted for this type of engine for years, testing different formulas such as the diesel hybrid in the past or now the plug-in hybrid. However, now it wants to expand and reduce the price of its range, creating a new gasoline microhybrid engine that, according to Peugeot, promises a consumption reduction of up to 15% in mixed cycle and power move in electric mode during more than 50% of urban journeys.
This hybrid drive is actually a evolution of the 1.2 PureTech gasoline engine which has been on the market for years in different models of the Stellantis group. Thus, the redesign of this mechanism includes a new 6-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox (referred to as E-DCS6), a 28.6 hp electric motor and one lithium ion battery that works at 48 volts and that allows to travel up to 1 kilometer in 100% electric mode. We are therefore talking about a type of engine that is halfway between microhybrids and full hybrids, because although its structure and features are simple, it makes it possible to move in electric mode most of the time that we circulate at low speed.
Available in a 100 or 136 hp version, this new 1.2 hybrid engine will reach all Peugeot models
In Spain this engine will receive the ECO emissions labelwhich is an important incentive now that ZBEs are coming into force for towns with more than 50,000 inhabitants. Peugeot’s new 1.2 hybrid engine will be available in 100 and 136 hp versionsbeginning its commercial journey in the 3008 and 5008 models, but expanding its offer to the rest of the range, as Peugeot has just confirmed that it will also be available in 208, 2008, 308 and 408, although for these models we will have to wait a little more than time, end of 2023 or beginning of 2024.