Hybrid cars may once have been for trustafarians with hemp in their beards, but they've hit the mainstream in recent years. And most drivers want a bit more grunt from their engines than a Prius can deliver – so Peugeot has stuck two engines in the Peugeot RXH 508, one for each set of wheels. An electric motor powers RXH 508's back wheels, while a 2.0L diesel engine drives the front wheels – delivering a face-flattening 200bhp.
That means you can choose different options depending on how you want to drive: fast with both engines on in sport mode, silently and economically with just the electric engine, off-road with both engines working to give traction, or in auto for a blend of power and fuel economy (the RXH 50 clocks in at a whopping 65mpg).
Any savings you make on fuel will have to go towards the Peugeot's £35,000 starting price – but for what you’re getting that’s not too pricey. You get heated electric seats, a full glass roof, built-in sat nav, parking assist, and the estate size for comfort and multi-purpose use. And with a CO2 output of 109g/km your conscience is clear, too.
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