French automaker Peugeot final October introduced plans to launch a brand new vary of high-performance plug-in hybrid autos ranging from 2020.
The vehicles, to be developed with the Peugeot Sport motorsport division, type a key a part of Peugeot’s general technique to transition to an electrified lineup, which the automaker hopes to finish by 2023.
At subsequent month’s 2019 Geneva Worldwide Motor Present, we’ll get a style of the potential of Puegeot’s high-performance hybrids with the disclosing of the 508 Peugeot Sport Engineered idea.
The 508 is a mid-size sedan—or wagon—that usually comes with front-wheel drive, however Peugeot Sport’s model provides an electrical motor at every axle to show the automobile into an all-wheel-drive sport sedan.
On the entrance axle is an internal-combustion engine and electrical motor creating round 300 horsepower. A second electrical motor on the rear axle provides an extra 200 hp, leading to a automobile that may dash to 62 mph from relaxation in simply four.Three seconds. The highest pace, which the automobile will simply attain, is ruled to 155 mph. The 2 electrical motors draw their vitality from an 11.Eight-kilowatt-hour battery that Peugeot Sport estimates is nice for about 31 miles of pure electrical vary.
Peugeot Sport additionally added just a few aerodynamic aids aimed toward additional bettering the efficiency. Up entrance is a brand new valance designed to enhance air movement to the radiator. There are additionally small flaps and winglets aimed toward lowering drag and on the rear is a brand new diffuser to generate additional downforce.
Peugeot 508 Peugeot Sport Engineered idea
The design crew additionally sought to proceed the efficiency theme into the cabin. A flat-bottom steering wheel and Alcantara trim add to the race automobile really feel and are joined by a mixture of black surfaces with contrasting inexperienced stitching. Normal 508 options stay such because the 12.Three-inch digital instrument cluster and 10-inch infotainment display.
Whereas Peugeots aren’t offered in the US anymore, the automaker’s father or mother firm PSA Group is dedicated to bringing a number of of its manufacturers to our shores within the coming decade, and it is possible the high-performance plug-in hybrid expertise Peugeot is creating will likely be provided in no matter model or manufacturers PSA decides on.
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