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”
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.