Peugeot has announced plans to stage the global debut of the 208 HYbrid FE (Fun and Efficient) concept at the Geneva Motor Show.

Peugeot has announced plans to stage the global debut of the 208 HYbrid FE (Fun and Efficient) concept at the Geneva Motor Show.

Jointly-developed with French oil and gas company Total, the model promises to combine "extreme economy with extreme performance." Pictures were not released, but the company says the concept will have an aerodynamic exterior with a "much lower co-efficient of drag." The car will also be equipped with unique alloy wheels and low-rolling resistance tires.

Besides being sleeker, the concept will use composite and polycarbonate materials from Total subsidiaries Hutchinson and CCP Composites. This will enable the car to weigh 200kg (441 lbs) less than the standard model.

To further maximize efficiency, the concept will be powered by a 1.0-liter three-cylinder petrol engine that has an EGC gearbox as well as an "electric motor and a battery taken directly from the endurance programs." This will enable the car to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 8.0 seconds and have CO2 emissions of just 49 g/km.

Note: Peugeot 208 GTI pictured

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