(VIDEO) Frankfurt 2011: Peugeot HX1, PSA's first plug-in vehicle
Before its official reveal at the 2011 IAA in Frankfurt (along with the 508RXH) Peugeot unveils the first details of its latest concept-car, the HX1.
4.95m long 1.99m wide and 1.37m high despite its large proportions this concept keeps a dynamic and streamlined look.
This sedan like estate (and vice versa) "sculpted by aerodynamics" welcomes 6 persons "extreme" and adaptable (mobile) aerodynamics.
Under the hood of this large hybrid sedan, we find the 204hp diesel 2.2l HDi mated to a 6-speed automatic gearbox. Combined with an electric motor of 95hp (70kW), the total power is 299 hp.
The HYbrid4 technology is for the first presented in a plug-in version that allows up to 30km range in 100% electric mode and record consumption and emissions figures of 3.2 l/100km (73,5mpg) and 83g/km!
In search for a maximum efficiency, the HX1 imagines future solutions in terms of architecture, modularity, materials, aerodynamics and finally engine.
Impressive at standstill , it is even more in motion: over 100kph, moving parts are deployed, seven flaps placed on each wheels are used to provide a flat surface and therefore less frictional resistance, a spoiler and two lateral appendages are also appearing.
With these elements the Cd is 0.28 even more impressive given its size (and below the one offered by the Prius estate 0,29).
Only a concept-car for the moment if the vehicle sees series production it would be a competitor of the Volvo V60 Plug-in.