Peugeot HX1 Hybrid4 Concept 2011
The Peugeot HX1 Concept 2011 has been designed with an MPV (Multiple Purpose Vehicle) architecture with unique dimensions: low (1.373 m) and wide (1.990 m overall) for a length of 4.954 m.
This allows for a volume suited to pure, elegant and sleek lines, in accordance with an optimised Cd for maximum overall efficiency.
The designers have carried out an extreme job on the car’s aerodynamics. When stationary and at low speeds, the HX1’s styling makes it appear sculpted from a solid form as the moving parts have been adapted to optimise air flow and to enhance the car’s environmental performance. The seven vanes in each wheel rim spike, fashioned like a turbine, open to create a flat disc surface. At the same time, a spoiler and two side skirts located at the top of the tailgate are deployed above 100 km/h (62.1mph). When moving, the HX1 therefore adapts itself “physically” to its environment.
The vehicle has a Cd of 0.28; an outstanding value for a vehicle with an MPV silhouette.
All of these aerodynamic devices have evolved as a consequence of the free rein given to the immense creativity of the stylists.
The pure and futuristic design of the dashboard and seats, the materials used (floor and fittings in natural oak with inlaid fibre optics, brushed metal, leather, etc.), existing equipment (digital displays, touch-sensitive screens, etc.), designed lighting (LED spotlights, strips backlit by the natural lighting on the headlining, etc.); all of this contributes to create an environment where modernity meets refinement, natural materials meet technology, and so on. This all symbolises the Marque’s vision of an upmarket, range-topping interior.
The front has been designed to provide the driver with maximum sensation. Indeed, the steering column can be moved backwards and forwards electrically in line with the seat adjustment for complete ease of access. The steering wheel movement loads up automatically when the car is put into “cruising” mode for enhanced driver stability and comfort. Finally, the central multifunctional display can be adjusted, leaving only the essential information visible on its edge.
The instrument panel is thus designed to create the experience of having complete control over the vehicle, like the “heads-up displays” which present all of the information to the driver without them having to take their eyes off the road ahead.
The concept car integrates HYbrid4 technology, an innovative modular architecture that figures in the Peugeot range on the 3008 HYbrid4, the first diesel hybrid in the world; technology which will also be present on the 508 RXH.
The principle behind HYbrid4 is clever yet simple: with an internal combustion diesel engine at the front (powering the front wheels) and an electric motor to the rear (powering the rear wheels), this technology enables all four wheels to be driven when the engine and motor work together, for increased safety and traction in extreme conditions. It also enables the vehicle to be driven at low speeds powered just by the electric motor in “Zero Emissions Vehicle” mode.
Under the bonnet of the HX1, the engine is a 150 kW (204 hp) 2.2 litre HDi diesel, linked to an automatic 6-speed gearbox; the same powertrain as that used on the 508’s range-topping GT version. Coupled with a 70 kW (95 bhp) electric motor, the combined output can develop a potential 220 kW (299 bhp).
However, one of Peugeot’s priorities is to maintain its position as environmental leader in the years to come. The HX1 therefore takes us one step further. It is equipped with “plug-in” functionality: the lithium-ion batteries can be recharged by ‘plugging in’ the vehicle to a standard 240 V mains electric socket. This means that it can have a longer “ZEV” range, i.e.: it can cover up to 30 km (18.6 miles) in all-electric drive mode. The HX1 thus obtains a combined fuel consumption of just 3.2 litre/100 km with CO2 emissions of 83 g/km.
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