Lucky VIPs from across Crewe have become some of the only people in the UK to exclusively test drive the world’s first diesel hybrid car, the Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4, thanks to Gateway Motor Co Ltd.
At the special launch event, the 10 guests were given the opportunity to be one of the first people in the UK to drive the innovative new model, before its nationwide rollout.
The car, which was awarded Diesel Car Magazine’s ‘Best Eco Car of 2011’, five months before it went on sale, is an eco-friendly model that sets a benchmark for low CO2 emissions.
The HYbrid4 combines the fuel efficient 2.0 litre HDi 163 bhp diesel engine and a 37 bhp electric motor - an ideal combination for a hybrid vehicle as it provides good fuel economy particularly for inner city driving, and CO2 emissions of 99g/km on the Combined Drive Cycle.
Gateway Motor Co Ltd has been chosen by Peugeot to help launch the new HYbrid4, the first of many new car launches in 2012.
Alex Walker, sales manager from Gateway Motor Co Ltd, commented: “The new 3008 HYbrid4 is a completely new driving experience and it is fantastic that we can now share it with our customers.
“It is essentially four cars in one, with four different modes, which include auto, sport, full electric and four-wheel drive. This gives the 3008 HYbrid4 the driving capabilities of a performance car, fuel efficiency of a diesel and the handling of a four wheel drive but with the environmentally friendly credentials as well as the money saving aspects of an electric car.
“Drivers are now becoming increasingly environmentally conscious, but with the 3008 HYbrid4 you don’t have to compromise on style and performance to drive an eco-friendly car.”
As a company car vehicle, the 3008 Hybrid4 hosts a series of strong fiscal benefits for drivers and employers. The benefits include 100% Capital write down on the cost of the vehicle in the first year, if purchased outright. The vehicle also sits within the lowest ‘Benefit in Kind’ (BIK) threshold, resulting in savings on Personal Company Car Tax, on top of that the 3008 Hybrid4 is also exempt from the road fund license.
The Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4 range starts with a £26,600 model, with CO2 emissions of just 99 g/km and deliveries commence for the UK market at the end of January 2012.
For more information or for details on any of the models in the Peugeot range, please contact Alex Walker on 01270 587711 or visit the dealership on Crewe Gates Industrial Estate. Alternatively, visit www.dealer.peugeot.co.uk/gateway-motor-company-crewe, follow us on Twitter @PeugeotCrewe or on Facebook
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