The “5 by Peugeot” concept car is another indication of the changing face of Peugeot and provides an insight into the Marque’s ambitions in the large luxury vehicle segment.
Its elegant lines blend with subtle technical detailing to create an overall effect of a timeless, exclusive and modern design.
Powered by Peugeot’s HYbrid4 technology, it ensures both driving enjoyment and environmental protection – 200hp, four-wheel drive and CO2 emissions of 99g/km, or zero in the electric mode.
Its dimensions, proportions and styling are a direct response to the changing trends in the large luxury saloon car market segment. It reflects the continual search for more status, quality and performance, combined with a modernity that encompasses the vehicle’s general efficiency in terms of architecture, engines and styling.
The contours of the body flow smoothly, unruffled and without interruption or embellishment from the hood to the top of the trunk lid. All surfaces are perfectly aligned, with clearances between each element precisely determined. The overall effect it creates is that of a vehicle that has been hewn from a solid block.
At the front, the interpretation of the marque’s traditional feline appearanceuses LED lights with illuminated surrounds that blend perfectly with the overall styling.
The headlamps frame a unique grille, whose appearance is influenced by the Peugeot SR1 concept car. The innovative design of the grille gives the impression it is detached from the vehicle; it appears to be suspended in front of the car.
The new revised Lion badge naturally takes pride of place in a specially shaped area at the front of the long aluminum hood.
The streamlined sides of the car are enhanced by the beveled, brushed-aluminum window surrounds and door handles, as well as sculpted 19’’ wheel trims.
The rear design of the vehicle suggests both robustness and power. The bold design of rear lights, consisting of three separate linked light clusters, clearly distinguish the vehicle at night, but also provides a link to some of the marque’s historic models.
Peugeot’s HYbrid4 technology will be launched in 2011 in the Peugeot 3008. It uses a 2.0 liter HDi FAP 163hp diesel engine, mounted at the front of the vehicle, combined with a 37hp electric motor at the rear. This arrangement provides maximum power of 200hp, an electric-only mode for low speed operation, four-wheel drive when required, and low fuel consumption and emissions of 62mpg (US) and 99g/km of CO2 or zero in electric mode.