Peugeot is offering something big and new. In a bid to stand out in the crowd of car manufacturers who sponsor contests and offers dazzling prizes. The company is also planning a kind of contest, but what makes it enthralling is that it will award the winner of the competition with a chance to fly to outer space. Doesn’t that sound unique?
The Peugeot SXC has had journeys of leaks and teased photographs all the while. Now, finally, Peugeot themselves have officially released first images of the SXC crossover concept vehicle. The model was designed by the Peugeot design studio in Shanghai China Tech Center.
Details of the EX1 concept – built to celebrate the French company’s bicentennial year – have emerged from Peugeot. The roadster features a futuristic design and has a “floating” grille, polished aluminum accents, and reverse-opening doors. The interior is plush with leather upholstery, metal trim, and numerous digital displays.
At the Paris Motor Show, that is just around the corner, PSA Peugeot Citroen plans to make their customary big statement, say early reports.
Peugeot has officially announced its 3008 HYbrid4. The car is the world’s first diesel-powered fully hybrid vehicle. The HYbrid4 comes with a 2.0 liter HDi diesel engine with 163 PS (120 kW) and 300 Nm of torque which powers the front wheels.
The Paris Motor Show will see a new introduction from Peugeot – a new high-rider concept. Though there is not too much available by way of details, reports say that the model is codenamed H1, and is set to be the follow-up to the SR1 concept, which was a Peugeot concept that enjoyed wide critical acclaim.
Early reports say the model will be 4.3 meters (14.1 feet) long and use a diesel hybrid powertrain. Another aspect that most people are looking forward to seeing is how the front end styling of the 2012 Peugeot 208 will be previewed on this concept.
The SR1 featured a HYbrid4 all-wheel drive system which had a 218 PS (160 kW /215 hp) 1.6-liter THP petrol engine powering the front wheels and a 95 PS (70 kW / 94 hp) electric motor motivating the rear. This unique configuration ensured that the sports car had a combined 313 PS (230 kW / 309 hp) and consumed 4.9L/100km (48 mpg US) with 119 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometer being emitted.
What would the successor to the Peugeot 308 hatchback look like? We haven’t had much info on the Peugeot 309, but now spy pictures have revealed some details of the new upcoming model.
Complete with the latest family grille, akin to what the 508 family model has been sporting, the new car would come christened the Peugeot 309. The model would be one among the 14 new cars that would arrive.
The Peugeot 309 is expected to be ready in the next five years’ time. Not much change in design and exterior is expected when compared with the 308. However, the 309 is likely to take off from the SR1 concept which we all got to see at the Geneva Motor Show this March.
Among the few alterations would be a jutting front bumper with LED running lights, deep grooves along the bonnet and subtle creases in the doors, says a report. We hear the car would be powered by 1.4 and 1.6-litre HDi diesel engines.
In all honesty, it doesn’t look as good as the Peugeot 508 we’ve seen a few days ago.