In 2023, the Peugeot 5008 SUV will debut a most interesting mechanical novelty, specifically one with hybrid technology that will give it more added value.
The Peugeot 5008 with an interior configuration for seven occupants spread over three rows of seats shares a technical platform with its “little brother”, the Peugeot 3008 mid-size SUV. In the case of the latter, mechanical versions with 225 and 300 hp PHEV plug-in hybrid technology are included, while the 5008 does not incorporate them.
Well, facing the 2023 range, the lion firm is preparing an interesting update for its large SUV. This next update of the 5008 will not only release some small aesthetic and equipment changes but will also welcome a new mechanical version that will give it great added value compared to some of its most direct competitors.
As reported by some sources close to the French brand itself, this new mechanical version will feature mild-hybrid (or also called micro-hybrid) MHEV technology with a 48V system. According to current Spanish legislation, this new 5008 MHEV would receive the ECO environmental label from the DGT, being, therefore, the only variant of this type in the 7-seater SUV.
Delving a little deeper into the leaked details of this new mild-hybrid hybrid version, its technical development is carried out by the Punch Powertrain company, which has been able to contribute its experience to develop a more efficient ECO variant based on the well-known gasoline engine. 1.2 PureTech three-cylinder turbo (in this case, with a power level of 136 hp ). This technology is already being put to the test by the French firm since in the last few hours a 3008 equipped with this system has already been captured by specialist photographers in spy images on the roads of southern Spain. The 3008 model will also incorporate a mild-hybrid MHEV version throughout 2023.
Within the leaked technical characteristics of Peugeot’s MHEV technology, in the case of the 5008, a 0.9 kWh capacity lithium-ion battery will be used, a figure very close to HEV self-recharging hybrid vehicles such as the Renault Captur and Arkana E- Tech (which use a 1.2 kWh capacity battery). In the new 5008 MHEV, the SUV will be able to drive in purely electric mode under certain circumstances (at low speeds, over short distances, and depending on battery charge). However, the main objective of the 48v electrical system will be to support the 1.2 PureTech three-cylinder (especially at low revolutions), so a saving in fuel consumption of around 20% would be obtained., according to sources close to the lion’s signature.
PEUGEOT 5008 MHEV WITH NEW AUTOMATIC GEARBOX
The well-known eight-speed torque converter automatic gearbox from specialist Aisin will not be available on the new MHEV version. As they point out from France, the 21 kW electric motor will be integrated into an innovative transmission designed by Punch Powertrain and manufactured in Metz (France). This new automatic transmission has two clutches, but its operation is quite different from other double-clutch transmissions such as VW’s DSG, Renault’s EDC, and BMW’s DKG.
In the case of the 1.2 PureTech engine of the MHEV version, it has a Miller cycle to reduce consumption, it incorporates a timing chain instead of a belt or even, and it is associated with a variable geometry turbo.