Peugeot HR1 Concept

From Peugeot press: The Peugeot HR1 Concept is an urban concept car that blends together a number of genres: city run-around, coupé, and SUV. It is designed to make urban travel easy and pleasurable even in the busiest or most confined urban areas. It is helped by its particularly compact dimensions (a length of 3.67 m and very short front and rear overhangs) but also an original system for getting into and out of the vehicle.

Based on the Marque's experience in this field, the Peugeot HR1 Concept has two electric "scissor" doors to facilitate access under all circumstances (restricted parking, small garage, etc.). To improve visibility and maneuverability and provide a dominant driving position, the ride height of the vehicle has been raised, also improving ground clearance.

The Peugeot HR1 Concept is equipped with a "movement recognition" system that allows the driver to scroll through functions and select available settings with a simple movement of the hand. For example, by rotating the hand the user can scroll through menus that control the audio, satellite navigation and air conditioning systems.

With an internal combustion engine at the front and an electric motor at the rear, the HR1 can be driven as often as possible in "zero emissions" mode in town at low speed, or with both "engines" together, providing four-wheel drive capability where challenging surfaces warrant it.

Under the bonnet, the internal combustion engine that drives the front wheels is a new three-cylinder petrol unit. It has a capacity of 1.2 liters and, using Peugeot's THP technology, produces 110 bhp. It is linked to a 37 bhp electric motor and, therefore, has a maximum potential power output of 147 bhp, with a combined fuel consumption of 81 mpg and CO2 emissions of just 80 g/km.

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