PSA Group product plan reveals battery-electric push from 2018

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PSA’s electric next-generation Peugeot 208 on sale in 2019, while PHEV push continues with Peugeot 5008 this year

The PSA Group’s next electric passenger vehicle will be an electric version of the next-generation Peugeot 208.

This will be revealed at the 2018 Geneva motor show and go on sale in the second half of 2019.

Thus far, PSA’s most notable foray into electric cars was with the Citroën C-Zero and Peugeot iOn, rebadged versions of the Mitsubishi i-MiEV, in 2011.

Kicking off PSA Group’s latest electric push will be electric versions of the Citroën Berlingo Multispace and Peugeot Partner in the second half of 2018. 

Meanwhile, a plug-in hybrid variant of the Peugeot 5008 will be launched at the end of this year. It will be one of the first mainstream large SUVs to offer a PHEV variant.

Also revealed in PSA’s four-year plan is the release of the next C4 Cactus, which arrives in early 2018, a C5 Aircross PHEV in the second half of 2018 and a DS 3 Crossback, complete with full electric variant about a year later. Finally, an electric variant of the 2008 SUV will be released in 2020.

What could prove to be one of the most expensive cars in the PSA portfolio will be a DS saloon, due in 2019, to rival the Audi A4BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class. This car will likely replace the DS 5. That model was introduced in 2011 as a Citroën but rebadged a DS with the separation of the luxury brand in 2015. The new DS saloon will almost certainly have at least a PHEV variant and perhaps also an electric version, although the product plan doesn’t specify either. 

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Source: Autocar Online

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