Peugeot has unvelied its vision for the future - a plug-in hybrid MPV called the HX1
The unconventional new six-seat concept will go on show at next month's Frankfurt motor show.
The Peugeot HX1 is a diesel-electric plug-in that comes with an advanced version of Peugeot’s all-wheel-drive diesel-electric Hybrid4 drivetrain. A 204hp 2.2-litre HDi engine with six-speed auto gearbox powers the front wheels and a 95hp electric motor, fed by a lithium-ion battery pack with plug-in capability (a Peugeot first), drives the rears.
An electric-only range of 30kms is possible, while combined economy is claimed to be 88.2mpg with CO2 emissions of 83g/km.
At 4954mm long, 1990mm wide and 1373mm high, the HX1 is longer, wider and lower than Peugeot’s current seven-seat 5008.
The concept has been conceived as "a reference point for Peugeot’s future activities in the fields of aerodynamics, architecture, modularity, powerplants and interior materials and the environment".
It achieves this by adapting to its driving and interior environments with active aerodynamics and flexible, modular 4+2 seating.
The HX1 features alloy wheels with seven spokes that change shape to improve aero efficiency, and side skirts and a rear spoiler at the top of the tailgate that are deployed above 100kph.
The four half-scissor doors open upwards and outwards to reveal a quality interior that features oak, brushed metal and leather trim.
The reclining rear seats have a minibar and coffee machine mounted between them in the marble-trimmed centre console. A clever centre row of two seats can also be added. It folds out from the rear of the front seats.