Sunday, October 3, 2010

peugeot 508 2010 Paris Motor Show

.Celebrating its 200th anniversary, Peugeot is showcasing its signature HYbrid4 all-wheel drive hybrid system featuring an electric motor driving the rear wheels, and a conventional gasoline engine powering the front.

Peugeot's claims bragging rights to the world's first Diesel Hybrid Crossover by launching the 3008 HYbrid4. A 163 hp diesel engine drives the front wheels through a six-speed sequential transmission, while a 37 hp electric motor powers the rear wheels.

Named the HR1, Peugeot designers claim that there are elements from the city car, coupe and SUV philosophies to get the final look of this hybrid.

Powering the HR1 is a 1.2-litre, three cylinder, turbocharged petrol engine driving the front wheels. Petrol engine and electric motor work independently of each other classing the HR1 as a through-the-road hybrid.

The flood of Pre-Paris Auto Show surprises continues with the online debut today of the Peugeot HR1 compact SUV hybrid concept.

With a face clearly inspired by the sports-focussed SR1 hybrid concept, Peugeot says its HR1 concept is more than merely a hybrid CUV, borrowing elements from city cars, sports coupes and SUVs alike.

As with the SR1, the HR1 is powered by PSA Peugeot Citroen's Hybrid4 technology, with an 82kW 1.2 litre three-cylinder petrol engine driving the front wheels and a 28kW electric motor powering the rear wheels.

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