Peugeot SR1 Concept  (Source: Autoblog)

Peugeot 3008 HYBrid4  (Source: Autoblog Green)
313 hp and nearly 60 mpg is enough to make anyone take notice

Earlier today we talked about Mercedes' move to create a diesel-electric hybrid version of its popular E-Class sedan. The E300 Hybrid is expected to achieve 56 mpg on the European cycle.

While the Mercedes E300 Hybrid will be a production model, Peugeot is showing off a sleek new concept that also uses a gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain according to World Car Fans. The Peugeot SR1 concept uses a 1.6-liter, four-cylinder, 218 hp gasoline engine powering the front wheels and a 95 hp electric motor that drives the rear wheels.

Peugeot says the the gasoline engine combined with the electric motor is enough to provide a total of 313 hp and a jaw dropping 57.7 mpg on the European cycle.

The styling of the Peugeot SR1 is a nice change of pace from the rather "stylistically challenged” Peugeot 308 Hybrid HDI that DailyTech has previously discussed. While the ultra-modern, low-slung design of the roadster is quite fetching, it's unlikely that a vehicle sharing this bodywork will ever make it to production. However, it's likely that the SR1 is being used a showcase for future Peugeot vehicle design themes.

Even so, while a production version of the SR1 may never see the light of day, it's all-wheel-drive hybrid system will still find its way into the upcoming 3008 HYBrid4 crossover next year.

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