Peugeot is referring to its Onyx Concept Scooter as a two-in-one supertrike. Seems fitting. Not only can this innovative hybrid three-wheeler hit a top speed of 93 miles per hour, its 400cc engine and electric motor combination offers up 60 horsepower (45 kilowatts) and 42 pound-feet of torque, which should be plenty of gumption for quick getaways from traffic.

Handling ought to be a treat on the Onyx Scooter, with a 200/50 R17 rear tire and dual front wheels like the Piaggio MP3. Plus, there are two so-called driving positions: one, called Sport, that puts the rider in a motorcycle-like feet-back position, and another, Urban, with a more scooter-traditional feet-forward stance.

Naturally, everyone is concerned with fuel economy these days, and the Onyx Concept Scooter delivers with a rating of 117.6 miles per gallon on what we assume is the European combined cycle. Running on electricity alone, the Onyx can travel up to 18.6 miles. Using gas, it has a range of 310 miles. For more details, feel free to click below. For a full image gallery of live shots from the Paris Motor Show, see above.
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Peugeot will reveal many concepts and new products at the Paris Motor Show
New product features and stylish designs are moving the Brand upmarket
Efficiency of engines and transmissions delivers low CO2 performance
The Paris Motor Show is a key forum for the world's automotive industry

Inspiration: Onyx Concept and Peugeot Design Lab

Exacting standards with emotion and appeal and the great tradition of the Marque's supercars, the stunning Onyx Concept Car will not fail to grab the attention and imagination of visitors to the Peugeot stand.

Under its radical and sculpted silhouette of 4.65m, seated on 20" wheels, the Onyx, clothed in a carbon fibre shell, conceals at its heart a V8 hybrid HDi 3.7-litre 600bhp engine in a rear central position. Its suspension and six-speed sequential gearbox are the result of the exacting standards and expertise of competition at the highest level.

The bodywork stands out with the contrast of its materials and colours: pure copper for the wings and doors, and matt black carbon fibre for the other body panels.

Framed by the aluminium arches, the 'double-bubble' glass roof reveals the carbon structure and an innovative passenger compartment; a pod formed from a taut piece of felt so the occupants become one with a uniform part.

With the Onyx Concept, Peugeot continues its experimentation with materials: this is the case with the Newspaper Wood, produced from compressed used newspapers, from which the dashboard and centre console are made.

Next to the Onyx, the Onyx Concept Bike, an ultra-light superbike with a carbon fibre shell designed by the Peugeot Design Lab, and the Onyx Concept Scooter, a three-wheeled 400cm3 hybrid supertrike, serve as a reminder of Peugeot's historic expertise in the various modes of personal transport.

Rich with expertise resulting from more than 200 years of industrial creation and 120 years of motor vehicle creation, Peugeot presents at the Motor Show the first achievements of the Peugeot Design Lab, launched last June.

Peugeot Design Lab is a Global Brand Design studio the purpose of which is to develop strong and coherent brand strategies specifically to reinforce the identity, values and codes of external customers. Its main assignment is the design of non-automotive products, services and experiences.

The Peugeot Design Lab plays a part in several areas: brand imaging, creation, development, production and communications. The considerable expertise and technical resources of the Peugeot Design Centre give the Peugeot Design Lab unprecedented access to design trends over three continents, in Paris, Shanghai and Sao Paolo.

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