• Sep 16, 2008

Click above for a hi-res gallery of the Peugeot Prologue concept

Peugeot's new, Paris-bound hybrid concept car is called the Prologue, and based on how Peugeot describes it in the press release that accompanied these three photos, it shows us where the French automaker is headed stylistically and technologically. The Prologue is a perfectly normal-looking 5-door hatchback with a new, less-horrific take on the gaping-maw look with which the Peugeot range has been saddled in recent years. Now it just looks angry, instead of like a boxer about to spit out his mouth guard. The Prologue's hybrid powertrain is apparently good for 200 horsepower and emits 109 g/km of CO2 per kilometer. We'll have the final word on the Prologue -- an epilogue, so to speak -- from the Paris Motor Show next month.


[Source: Peugeot]

PRESS RELEASE:
"PROLOGUE..." BY PEUGEOT
A new generation hybrid

Derived from the fusion of different worlds, the "Prologue..." concept car lifts a corner of the veil on a new type of vehicle.

Anticipating future trends, the "Prologue..." is an innovative combination of ideas at a number of different levels: its architecture, its style, its interior ambience, its modularity, its original high-tech equipment and also its new generation hybrid technology.

In fact, thanks to this technology, this 200 bhp car offers unexpected levels of performance combined with significantly reduced CO2 emissions: 109 g/km in the combined cycle, or zero in electric only mode!


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      • 6 Years Ago
      The front is too busy, but I like the overall shape and proportions.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Ugly or not, typical Peugeot design. It is the preview for the upcoming 3008 family, Peugeots version of the C4 Picasso. Same wheelbase, same length, higher roofline.

      http://www.autoblog.com/photos/citroen-c4-picasso-5/

      • 6 Years Ago
      C'mon, just a couple more inches and the headlamps will finally stretch to the A-pillar.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Does this look more like a production vehicle than a concept?
      Considering how most Peugeot Concept vehicles look I would say they will have this or some form of it to market in the next year.
      • 6 Years Ago
      ...Viva la rock
      • 6 Years Ago
      HOLY S**T!

      *barfs*
      • 6 Years Ago
      I don't know but why manufacturers seem to think that allegedly eco-friendly cars need to be odd, weird or downright ugly?

      Was ist das? PSA went shopping to Ingolstatd's? Or did they just try to fuse a Pug and an Audi in the Large Hadron Collider and failed?
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Large_Hadron_Collider
      • 6 Years Ago
      There's a lot going on on this thing. I like the greenhouse though.
      • 6 Years Ago
      i think its ugly. too busy up front. no need for the europeans to hate our styling if they pump out this garbage.

      of course, beauty is in the eye of the beholder and everyone is entitled to their opinion.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'm sure the designers are very good to their mothers.