Peugeot has announced the second generation of the 2008 scheduled to come out in 2016 will be offered with a Hybrid Air powertrain.

Peugeot has announced the second generation of the 2008 scheduled to come out in 2016 will be offered with a Hybrid Air powertrain.

PSA introduced the interesting Hybrid Air powertrain at the beginning of 2013 and towards the end of the year a rumor emerged about the firm's plans to implement the development in future B- and C-segment models. Now, the company has announced the system will be offered in the second-gen 2008 due to be launched in 2016.

This promising system makes use of a gasoline engine, compressed air, hydraulic motor pump and an automatic transmission with an epicyclic gear train. It allows a car to work only on gasoline, air or a combination of the two. Such a system would enable the car the size of a Citroën C3 or Peugeot 208 to return 81.1 mpg US (97.4 mpg UK or 2.9 liters / 100 km) with CO2 emissions as low as 69 g/km.

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2016 Peugeot 2008 to use a Hybrid Air powertrain