With Peugeot unveiling its all new 508 at the Paris Motor Show this week, the French auto manufacturer also released a new concept vehicle into the spotlight. 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. Out the back a 37-horsepower electric unit drives the rear wheels, both powertrains are connected by a six-speed automatic transmission. Petrol engine and electric motor work independently of each other classing the HR1 as a through-the-road hybrid.
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According to the manufacturer, with the combined units producing “potential power” of 147bhp, the fuel consumption should be around 67 mpg or 3.5 litres per 100 kilometres.
As yet there are no plans to bring this unusual looking hybrid into production, but it wouldn’t surprise us to see elements of the HR1 in future designs from Peugeot. For more pictures check out Autoblog.