• Jan 8, 2010
Peugeot SR1 Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery

French automaker Peugeot will pull the wraps off a brand-new concept vehicle called the SR1 at the Geneva Motor Show in March. Unlike a number of recent Peugeot cars and concepts, the SR1 isn't hallmarked by quirky, love-it-or-hate-it styling. Instead, we see a somewhat traditional long-hood, short-deck profile with some interesting details, such as the creased indentation in the doors that's echoed in both the front and rear fascias. Also note the redesigned Lion logo, which we surmise will show up on all future Peugeots from here on out.

Power for the SR1 (which, of course, has nothing at all to do with the Corvette ZR1) comes courtesy of Peugeot's HYbrid4 technology, which pairs a small 1.6-liter turbodiesel four-cylinder engine powering the front wheels with a 95-horsepower electric motor at the rear. Peugeot says that its all-wheel drive, through-the-road hybrid system will make its production debut in 2011 inside the 3008 crossover, with other models to closely follow.

Other concept-appropriate bits and pieces include a new removable plastic roof panel using technology that's borrowed from the world of sailing, a three-seat layout with the third passenger behind the twin front seats and instrumentation that pairs futuristic crystal tubes displaying current fuel consumption and remaining range with a classic timepiece designed by Bell & Ross. Continuing the old versus new theme are black nickel and satin chrome trim with traditional wood and leather inlays.

With 313 combined horsepower, fuel mileage estimated at 57.7 mpg (European, 48 miles per gallon U.S.) and carbon emissions of just 119 grams per kilometer, the Peugeot SR1 ought to be a mean, green performer. Plus, its speed-sensitive four-wheel steering and lightweight structure should equal formidable handling prowess. Of course, we may never know for sure, as this car, though it apparently signals Peugeot's new styling direction, is nothing more than a concept at this point.

[Source: Peugeot]

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      • 5 Years Ago
      Still some quirk.

      The odd scallops in the doors, and a bit of junk on that trunk.

      But overall, it looks quite good. I like the grille, and headlights.

      For a hard-top convertible, it looks nice.
      • 5 Years Ago
      That is one hot cuppa geot.
      • 5 Years Ago
      This has Lexus LF-A written all over it! With an Aston Martin grill! Still looks sweet though.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I like it allot - but it kinda looks like it has a catfish mouth
        • 5 Years Ago
        It's sexy.
        • 5 Years Ago
        You must be wearing beer goggles if you think this butt ugly car is sexy. It's obviously modeled after a deformed fish.
        • 5 Years Ago
        It's puckering up to give a kiss.

        Still, it's a nice shape, well-proportioned, with nice detailing.

        Well done!
        • 5 Years Ago
        Looks like an Aston Martin and thats a good thing! I don't know why this would be bad. It looks fantastic. If they stick with the design and not make a completely different production car, It would be a (reasonably good) quality car from peugeot.
        But I agree with captainv, the awesome designs peugeot make as concept does not come into production, bar the RZ coupe, and alot of the production car designs in recent times are awful.

        What's bad is a poorly made car and designed almost identical to a quality brand.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Looks like an Aston Martin... is that bad?
        • 5 Years Ago
        Well...if you're going to imitate a car company, you could do a lot worse.
        • 5 Years Ago
        the car itself? bad? no. but if peugeot can only do quirkly or clone that is kinda bad.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Very sexy.........
      • 5 Years Ago
      Love it, make it!! diesel hybrid is the most efficient system there is, trains have been doing it for decades, thats why they wont allow it in cars!!! thanks exxon, shell, chevron you've destroyed our planet, good job! mission accomplished
      • 5 Years Ago
      Before reading the title of the post, i thought this was an Aston Martin...

      However i'm glad that Peugeot made a concept with headlights that doesn't mesure half the size of the car.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Another awesome look by Peugeot, we just need to get them to build more than a Prototype !!!
      • 5 Years Ago
      why are all the peugeot concepts awesome yet all the real cars are utterly awful!!!!
        • 5 Years Ago
        You read my mind.

        "Is that the same company that make some of the most dreadfull looking cars on the market today? If they can come up with such a gorgeous looking concept, why praticly all of their production car´s are awfull?"
      • 5 Years Ago
      I love the look, but a combined 313 hp from a 95hp electric motor and a 1.6 turbodiesel? Is that accurate? I can't imagine more than, say 150 hp coming from the 1.6, so even if it was linearly additive when both are on, that wouldn't be more than ~250 hp or so. I realize it's a concept, but I am guessing the real world hp numbers would be a bit lower. Or the drivetrain a bit bigger. And the car a bit uglier when it goes to production.
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