Peugeot Unveiling 2 Diesel-electric Hybrids at Frankfurt

Peugeot Hx1

In brief: Peugeot plans to unveil two diesel-electric hybrids at the upcoming Frankfurt International Motor Show in September.

Vehicle in the news

Make/Model: 508 RXH and Hx1
Manufacturer: Peugeot

The word

Peugeot Hx1 diesel-electric hybrid

The first of the company's diesel-electrics will be the 3008 HYbrid4, which enters production next year. The two new concepts to be shown at Frankfurt are a crossover wagon and a sports coupe called the 508 RXH and the Hx1 respectively. Both vehicles share a very similar drive train setup.

The 508 is a 200bhp combined output crossover wagon with a 2.0 HDi FAP diesel engine powering the front wheels and an electric motor on the rear axle. It is a plug-in electric capable of traveling all-electric for a short range and a combined European fuel economy of 59mpg(US equivalent).

The Hx1 is a similar vehicle with a slightly larger diesel engine (2.2L HDi) outputting a combined 299bhp with the capability of going all-electric for about 18.6 miles and with a combined European cycle fuel economy of 74mpg (US equiv).

And so ...

Both are very impressive vehicles and will be showcased by Peugeot at the Frankfurt show.

Photo credits: Peugeot

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