‘5 by Peugeot’ diesel-electric hybrid to be showcased at Geneva auto show next month

February 22, 2010, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Geneva’s show floor next month will roll out the red carpet for Peugeot’s new diesel-electric hybrid ‘5 by Peugeot’ concept.  The new concept, which is expected to bring in significant changes in the market for large, luxury saloons, will be showcased as a HYbrid4technology concept.

The 16-foot-long combines a front mounted, 120 kW, 2.0-liter HDi diesel engine with a 27 kW electric motor at the rear. The car would put to use an electric-only mode at low speeds. The car maker plans to launch HYbrid4technology in Europe on the 3008 production model from 2011. The ‘5 by Peugeot’ concept is to be unveiled in Geneva alongside the company’s SR1concept car.

The company has revealed that four-wheel option would be made available on demand. Fuel consumption and emissions figures for the diesel-electric system have been put at 3.8 liters per 100 km and 99 g/km of CO2 respectively. This figure is zero in electric-only mode.

The concept vehicle will be demonstrated as a vehicle with Twin LED arrays at the front, distinctive rear lights made up of three raised red clusters, brushed-aluminum window surrounds and door handles. Nineteen-inch sculpted wheel trims complete the elegant looks.

(Via Gizmag)

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