200bhp, 107g/km Peugeot 508 RXH to Get UK Debut at Low-CO2 Fleet Show
Based on the conventional 508 SW, the rugged RXH crossover is Peugeot’s second model with the HYbrid4 system, which features a 163bhp diesel motor powering the front wheels and 37bhp electric rear axle. As a result, it offers 200bhp for brisk acceleration, but with CO2 emissions of 107g/km and the ability to drive on electric power alone.
Also making its UK debut will be the all-new Peugeot 208, which features a range of diesel and petrol engines with CO2 emissions of less than 100g/km.
Peugeot fleet director, Phil Robson, said: ‘Peugeot sees Fleet World’s EV & Low CO2 event at Silverstone as the perfect springboard to launch the new 208 and 508 Diesel HYbrid4 product.
‘The event will allow customers to get up close and personal with our new additions, from the ultra-low emissions of the new 208 engine line-up and the pioneering 508 RXH, a 200bhp, 4WD vehicle which emits a meagre 107g/km of CO2 and, for a 40% taxpayer, a BIK monthly cost of only £130. The EV & Low CO2 Fleet Show is the ideal opportunity with the ideal attendees to show off these exciting new products.’
The EV & Low CO2 Fleet Show is being sponsored by the Energy Saving Trust in association with the British Vehicle Rental & Leasing Association, the trade association of the UK’s leasing and rental industries. It will be based in the new state-of-the-art Silverstone Wing conference and event facility, situated in the heart of the Grand Prix Circuit, and boasting two exhibition halls, a conference hall, banqueting facilities and the latest technical and AV equipment.
Peugeot’s latest models will be displayed alongside new low-carbon products from manufacturers including Toyota and Lexus and the latest participant, Infiniti, which is exhibiting its M35h hybrid saloon at the event. Over 500 fleet decision-makers are expected to attend, with the opportunity to test-drive a cross-section of the latest vehicles and discuss the technology in break-out seminar sessions during the day.
In addition to seminar sessions, there will also be a Question Time-style debate sponsored by Venson Automotive Solutions and chaired by BVRLA Chief Executive, John Lewis, at which fleet decision makers can discuss some of the topics presented earlier in the day.
All test-driving of electric, hybrid and other low-CO2 vehicles will include two or three laps of the Stowe Circuit, a separate infield circuit with its own facilities, and there will be provision for visitors to book provisional test drives in advance directly with the relevant motor manufacturer.