Pumped, primed and ready to go
WHEN this Peugeot arrives in showrooms in May it will have the lowest running costs in the large 4x4 estate car sector for business drivers.
The 508 RXH is a pumped up version of the “ordinary” 508, powered by a combination of diesel and electric power. Because it is a hybrid diesel it is excused the UK’S three per cent diesel tax surcharge, reducing the benefit in kind tax to 10pc and qualifying for a full write-down allowance on company books in year one.
Costing about £30,000, it records 68 miles a gallon on the official combined fuel test cycle average, and is rated at 107g/km of CO2, bringing the lowest annual road tax payment.
The 2-litre diesel engine drives the front wheels and the electric motor drives the rear wheels when traction is needed. It has what Peugeot calls “all route” styling, with raised suspension, protected front and rear overhangs plus sill mouldings.