Peugeot Debuts Multiple Hybrid Vehicles in Paris
Peugeot takes advantage of the 2008 Paris Motor Show to demonstrate once again its willingness and unique ability to combine environmental friendliness with motoring passion. Peugeot’s technological creativity and conceptual prowess find expression through concept cars and production vehicles exhibited at the event. Guided by its instinct for mobility, Peugeot sets out its modern vision for today and tomorrow with a presentation including more than 42 vehicles and concept cars.
Confident in its environmental approach and backed by many years of research, Peugeot unveils its strategy in the realm of hybrid technology. This technology, called HYmotion, combines an internal combustion engine with an electric motor, allowing real breakthroughs in terms of fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
RC HYmotion4: magic in the making. Elegant, powerful and sporty, the RC HYmotion4 is a concept car born of the passion and experience of Peugeot engineers and designers. This ‘Touring Car’ coupé, the missing link between the RC  and RC • concept cars of 2002 and the 908 RC (one of the stars of the last Paris Motor Show) is a veritable laboratory on wheels bringing together numerous stylistic, engineering and technological ideas in preparation for the future.
With four doors, four seats and four wheel drive powered by the highly innovative HYmotion4 hybrid architecture, this concept car offers the perfect blend of driving pleasure and environmental friendliness. It features a 1.6-litre THP petrol engine with a power output of 160kW (218bhp) located at the rear of the vehicle, combined with a 70kW (95bhp) electric motor under the bonnet.
Together they provide a maximum power output of 230kW (313bhp) with low CO2 emissions in the combined cycle of just 109 g/km, or zero in electric only mode.
Heralding a future new vehicle in the range, Peugeot raises eyebrows by presenting the PROLOGUE HYmotion4.
PROLOGUE HYmotion4: genetically hybrid Derived from the fusion of different worlds, the PROLOGUE Hymotion4 concept car reveals a glimpse of a new type of vehicle in the Peugeot range.
A hybrid in terms of its external architecture, with a body carrying the genes of an SUV, MPV and Saloon, this concept car is no less hybrid on the inside.
It combines the qualities of a top-of-the-range coupé featuring hi-tech equipment (Head-up Display, Distance Alert,.) with practical and efficient modularity.
With its HYmotion4 technology being equally hybrid, this vehicle has 4-wheel-drive capabilities, with an 2.0 litre HDi FAP engine ensuring rear-wheel-drive and electric front-wheel-drive. This compact yet roomy 147 kW (200 bhp) vehicle delivers greatly reduced CO2 emissions of 109 g/km in the combined cycle, or zero in electric only mode. Peugeot, seeking to provide mobility accessible to all, is exhibiting the HYmotion3 compressor.
HYmotion3 compressor: a different mobility Occupying a half-way house between the world of the scooter and the car, the HYmotion3 compressor is a highly original 3-wheel proposal designed to facilitate urban mobility.
With its elegant and futuristic style it arouses interest through its concept, which combines numerous benefits: compactness, safety and comfort. Thanks to its HYmotion3 hybrid technology, it combines a 125cm3 petrol engine (powering the Peugeot Satelis compressor scooter) at the rear, with two electric motors located in each of the front wheels. This integral power train thereby offers greater safety and driveability. This concept combines low running costs and environmental friendliness with CO2 emissions of just 47g/km in the combined cycle, or zero in electric-only mode.
Not far from this concept car, two Satelis and Geopolis scooters demonstrate the consistency of Peugeot’s overall approach to these different worlds.
308 HYmotion2: a source of inspiration. With an electric motor at the front of the vehicle, alongside a 1.6-litre HDi FAP 80 kW (˜110bhp) engine, this 308 hybrid is called Hymotion2 since this is a vehicle with front-wheel-drive.
Equipped with this technology, this 308 represents a key stage in research, helping to validate solutions for large-scale production with a view to obtaining significant reductions in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions in the future. In the combined cycle it offers CO2 emissions of only 90g/km.
308 HYmotion2 This HYmotion2 technology collects and stocks part of the vehicle’s kinetic energy on braking. This energy then becomes available, on demand from the driver, to drive in electric-only mode, to reduce consumption (from 3 to 5%), or to obtain an instant increase in power (coming out of a bend, overtaking .)
A non-hybrid car simply dispels the available energy through friction of the brakes and with heat generated. Consequently with a hybrid car the captured energy is available to improve the performance in two different ways:
- By reducing fuel consumption for the same performance by means of the mechanical hybrid energy made available
- By improving the overall performance for the same energy consumed by using the mechanical hybrid energy to supplement the diesel engine The demonstrator’s hybrid system is composed by three main elements:
1. An electric engine-generator, power output rated at 60kW (82bhp) located in place of the starter motor and linked to the gearbox by a gear wheel
2. Batteries which store the energy produced via 600 lithium-ion cells, grouped into 10 packs, 6 of which replace the original battery and 4 in the left-hand floor area
3. A device to transfer the energy exchange between engine and battery. The casing is situated in the rear section of the left front wing
If the new rules, as laid down by ‘L’Automobile Club de l’Ouest’ for 2009, allow hybrid vehicles to compete, it will be the ideal occasion to introduce this advanced technology; especially in the case of the extreme conditions in a high-level of endurance competition. This would then help to accelerate the development of production car applications for the future.
Besides the HYmotion technology, Peugeot is also working on other solutions which will enable further reductions to be made in CO2 such as the compact hybrid called STOP & START.
308 STOP & START: This technology, which will be deployed on a massive scale in Peugeot ranges in 2011, places the engine on standby when the vehicle comes to a stop (red traffic lights, a traffic jam, etc), and then restarts instantly and seamlessly when required to move.
Illustrated on the stand via a 308 STOP & START featuring a 1.6-litre 82kW (112bhp) HDi FAP engine combined with an electronically controlled 6-speed manual gearbox (BMP6), this system gives the vehicle a fuel consumption of just 4.1 litres/100 km (68.8MPG) and CO2 emissions of just 109 g/km in the combined cycle.
Driven for many years by the desire to reduce the motor car’s environmental footprint, Peugeot today offers a well positioned range of low CO2 emissions vehicles. This commitment is not however to the detriment of motoring passion.
Peugeot proves this also on its standard models with the world premiere of the 308 CC: The 308 CC expresses Peugeot’s passion and expertise in terms of the Coupé Cabriolet. With its elegantly expressive and dynamic style, a “Grand Tourer” character emanates from its passenger compartment offering four comfortable seats. Its performance in terms of rigidity forms the basis of essential features for a Coupé Cabriolet.
Noise insulation and vibration damping have been carefully studied to give the 308 CC an exceptional level of comfort and road holding. Just 20 seconds is all it takes to enjoy the 308 CC’s Cabriolet configuration. The 308 CC signals its top-of-the-range image thanks, in particular, to its ‘Airwave’ (neck warmer) system as well as the curtain of red lights used for its LED rear stop lights.
Safety equipment includes ‘head’ air bags and self-deploying rollover bars. Featuring high-performance, flexible and environmentally-friendly engines - the THP direct-injection turbocharged petrol engine produces power of 110kW (˜150bhp) or the HDi FAP diesel engine with a power output of 103kW (˜140bhp) - the 308 CC is well equipped to appeal to those fond of enjoying the ‘good life’ on a daily basis.
This appeal continues with the presentation of the new 2009 Peugeot 407, which from this summer has been given a stylistic update. Subtle aesthetic improvements update a style that is as dynamic and bold as ever but now offers more in terms of elegance, robustness and perceived quality. The new 407 has enhanced performance on the open road and embellished environmental credentials with the 2.0-litre 103kW (˜140bhp) HDi FAP engine, which complies with the future Euro 5 standard more than two years ahead of time. The first half of 2009 will see the arrival of a 407 with 80kW (˜110bhp) 1.6-litre HDi FAP engine which will reduce CO2 emissions to only 130g/km.
A complete Tepee family With the launch last May of the Partner Tepee, and next November of the Bipper Tepee in France, the successful range of vehicles dedicated to leisure and the family is enhanced with the world premiere of the Bipper Tepee Outdoor. It will go on sale in the first quarter of 2009 in France. This new arrival stands out by its compactness and versatile character. A new, more upmarket finish offers a third rear quarter panel window as standard, a stylised tailgate and a specific look.
The entire Bipper Tepee range also stands out by its low fuel consumption, with the 1.4-litre HDi 50 (˜70bhp) offering 4.5 litres/100 km (62.7 MPG) in the combined cycle and CO2 emissions of just 119 g/Km.
Note that a 7-seat version of the Partner Tepee is due to go on sale at the beginning of 2009 offering families all the features they have come to expect, and more. This Paris Motor Show is also gives Peugeot an opportunity to show off the extent of its range.
107: offering agility and easy handling, with two engines particularly well positioned in terms of CO2 emissions at 108 g/km.
1007: this ingenious car with its electric sliding doors is even more environmentally-friendly with CO2 emissions of 120g/km in the 1.4-litre HDi diesel version.
207: its commercial success reflects its qualities in terms of style, capacity and handling, as well as VTi or THP petrol and HDi diesel engines. Present in all of its body shapes, i.e. three/five door, SW and CC, the 207 is unveiled in a special 207 64® series. Peugeot has teamed up with clothing manufacturer 64®, who’s name makes reference to the departmental number of the Pyrénées Atlantiques, and a lifestyle message consistent with Peugeot values.
308: the elegant, dynamic saloon of the M1 segment with its semi-tall architecture has been accompanied since May by an SW version. This estate offers even more comfort and spaciousness inside the passenger compartment due in particular to an even bigger panoramic glass roof. 607: elegant and timeless, the top of the range saloon continues its career 807: the large MPV with rear sliding doors has gained more elegance and dynamism during 2008 and now comes with a 2.2 litre HDi 125 kW (˜170 bhp) engine combined with manual or automatic six speed transmissions.
New WIP (World in Peugeot) telematics offer Lastly, the ‘World in Peugeot’ telematics range is now available as follows: - WIP Sound constitutes the radio offer complete with MP3 CD player, either optional or standard according to models.
- WIP Plug, a new system available as an option on 207 and 1007 models featuring ‘World in Peugeot’ Sound. It can connect and control any type of digital walkman via USB and Jack connectors.
- WIP Nav, the new highly competitive satellite navigation offer comes with a large 7' 16/9 colour display, Infotrafic, European cartography on SSD card, Bluetooth ® hands-free telephony and RCA connectors.
- WIP Com, the successor to the RT3 and RT4 systems, features a 30GB hard disc (with 10GB dedicated to the Jukebox function) incorporating a GSM module for telephony and the Peugeot Emergency Service.
- WIP Com 3D, the future top-of-the-range telematics offer is presented in preview on the 308 CC. In addition to functions available with ‘World in Peugeot’ Com, it includes 3D presentation of cartography and the possibility of playing DVDs.
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