• Sep 30, 2010

Peugeot HR1 Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery

In addition to pulling the sheets back on its new 508, Peugeot unveiled its newest concept at the 2010 Paris Motor Show. Called the HR1 Concept, the car is what we would assume would happen if a Prius knocked boots with the SEMA world. Behind the only-a-mother-could-love face, the HR1 benefits from a turbocharged 1.2-liter three-cylinder gasoline engine in front and a 37-horsepower electric motor positioned in the rear of the vehicle. This is a through-the-road hybrid, which means the two powertrains operate independantly and are only connected, well, through the road. Both are bolted to a six-speed automatic transmission, and all told, the company says that the drivetrain is good for a combined "potential power" of 147 hp. Even better, fuel consumption is kept down to 3.5 liters per 100 kilometers, or around 67 mpg US.

In marketing speak, the HR1 boasts an "alternative door structure" as part of its effort to combine as many vehicle body structures as possible. Peugeot says its designers baked elements from the city car, coupe and SUV philosophies into the final look of this hybrid. Surprisingly enough, there are no current plans to bring the HR1 to life.




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      • 4 Years Ago
      Times like this I'm glad I don't see French cars on the road here. That A-Pillar makes me want to punch a baby.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I bet there were a few nervous laughs on the Peugeot stage as Lotus handed over the mic to them.
      • 4 Years Ago
      A face only a mother could love?! I think this thing is freaking awesome and I'm no mother! Finally someone is figuring out how to make fuel efficiency have some sort of figure that does not look like a Prius! That is if they can actually make their figures a reality in a production car... 67 MPG or not, I like!
        • 4 Years Ago
        Looks very Juke-y.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Hate to be the debbie downer but I'm really not feeling this years auto show... yet.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Is that Juan Epstien standing next to it? I guess Arnold Horshack wasn't available.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Ha ha, my thoughts exactly!! As soon as I saw that 70's dork, I thought of Welcome Back Kotter.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I thought he might be a Disco Samoan.