The PSA Peugeot Citroen group recently announced it now ranks second in hybrid vehicle sales in Europe, with over 50,000 diesel hybrids on the road since they first got into this market space. At the heart of the platform used by the French automotive enterprise is the HYbrid4 technology, which first came to light at the start of 2012.
HYbrid4 is described by those behind it as “a full-hybrid powertrain combining the road performance of the 2.0-litre HDi DPF diesel engine (163 hp) in the front and the efficiency of an electric motor (37 hp) in the rear.” Key features of it include a 200 hp engine, four-wheel drive, electric mode for city driving and acceleration boost.
Fuel consumption and C02 emissions are considered to be in good standing with the HYbrid4 platform, which start at 3.3 liters per 100 kilometers and 85 grams per kilometer. It is said to use 35% less fuel than a similar-sized diesel engine as well.
Vehicles this hybrid technology has been introduced in include the Peugeot 3008 and 508 HYbrid4, the 508 RXH and the Citroen DS5 Hybrid 4. In Europe, it was noted, one Citroen DS5 out of three, one Peugeot 508 out of four, and one Peugeot 3008 out of five leaving showrooms now feature diesel hybrid technology.