Peugeot will reveal the Peugeot 508 Peugeot Sport Engineered concept at the Geneva motor show. The petrol-electric hybrid gets from 0-62mph in just 4.3 seconds and previews a host of electrified models to be launched by 2023.
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Yes by 2023 Peugeot will offer an ‘electrified’ – pure electric or hybrid – version of every car it sells and the Peugeot Sport Engineered concept is designed to show us what we can expect to see in this brave new dawn.
With a 1.6-litre petrol engine producing 200hp boosted by a 110hp electric motor driving the front wheels and the back wheels spun by a 200hp electric motor – this four-wheel-drive hybrid gets from 0-62mph in just 4.3 seconds and is limited to 155mph, but can run for 31 miles on electric power alone and produces C02 emissions of 49g/km so is free from paying the London Congestion charge.
Based on the 508, the concept car gets a deep front bumper with fluorescent highlights, a large rear diffuser, tiny winglets above the back wheels and flaps on its underside that close over at speed – all features that help the car cut through the air. It also gets lightweight carbon fibre wing mirrors and is finished in Selenium Grey paint.
Inside, you get Alcantara front seats finished in Kryptonite (Superman will approve) and Onyx black, and two infotainment screens – a 10-inch capacitive touchscreen and a 12.3-inch display behind the steering wheel.
With a bit of luck the concept will appear as a performance hybrid that you can actually buy but, sadly, Peugeot couldn’t confirm this.
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