Just got back from a test drive of the new Peugeot 3008 diesel hybrid and I must say it's very impressive. Details from the manufacturer here; Peugeot | Diesel Hybrid Cars | 3008 HYbrid4 , http://www.peugeot.co.uk/Resources/...ot-3008-hybrid4-prices-and-specifications.pdf , Peugeot 3008 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia I was invited down to test drive one of the handful of these new diesel hybrids released in the UK in RHD form. The 3008 is a crossover type vehicle and is quite a popular vehicle in the UK in non hybrid form since release back in 2009. The hybrid version is a 4x4 in that there's a diesel engine at the front and the electric motor powers the rear, though usually any combination of the two. Well to cut a long boring story short, it drives just like the Prius, the diesel engine kicking on and off in a very similar manner BUT you can hardly hear it other than if you floor it. The car comes with 200 bhp in total and a 0-60 of about 8 seconds. The automatic transmission is an automated manual but this one actually works well and is mostly smooth other than when floored (in a way only a taxi driver can ). Driving round town uses the EV side much more than the Prius and can power the car for 3 miles upto 35 mph. Imagine EV mode, then add about 50% more power to it and you get an idea of the Peugeot electric drive. Regen braking is much more aggressive than the Prius too and more like a Leaf in that letting your foot off allows the car to slow quite quickly and rapidly charging the HV in the process. The Peugeot EV allows you to drive the car in city traffic rather than crawling as in the Prius. So all in all it's a European diesel car (diesel being cheaper in most EU Countries - apart from the UK) which does what the Prius does but does it better, in a bigger, nicer put together cabin that has been put together well and with a bigger boot/trunk. It's faster, much more powerful and smooth and quiet. You really can't hear the diesel fire on and off unless you try - a/c off and windows down. The car also falls below (only just) the magic 100g/km emission level at 99g/km meaning tax benefits and free road tax in the UK. To most people it ticks all the boxes that the Prius does but is more usable in that it is slightly better all round - apart from the price. I do have one concern and that's the car seemed to cycle the HV battery much more than Prius and I wonder how this will affect things long term. The dealer didn't know the full specs of the HV battery such as its chemistry or power output so it's hard for me to try and compare the 3 mile EV range against the 1.5 range of the Prius etc. Would I get one? Not at the price they're asking BUT they're keen to do a deal with taxi drivers to get the car seen, so you never know . I seriously think Prius and Toyota might have a competitor here, especially as Peugeot intend offering a hybrid option in most of their range in the coming 18 months.