Auto Shanghai 2015 hosted debut of the Peugeot 308 HYbrid R concept car – an extreme 500 hp version of the 308 hatchback. The design and styling modifications are too good to ever stop bragging about, but the most important thing is under the hood. Developed by the brand’s in-house engineering and racing division Peugeot Sport, the ultimate 308 is powered by a plug-in hybrid powertrain. The powertrain consists of a 1.6-litre THP 270 S&S petrol engine and two electric motors mounted on each axle. Each motor produces 85 kW (115 hp); the front one is linked to a 6-speed manual gearbox. The plug-in hybrid powertrain produces 500 hp and 730 Nm of torque. The gearbox channels powers to all four wheels via a four-wheel drive system. The car clocks 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) speed in just 4.0 seconds and can go further to an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h).
Citing a conversation with Peugeot CEO Maxime Picat, a fresh report from Auto Express says that the company is quite well developed with the 308 R HYbrid concept and is now in the process of commercialising the concept car. The conversation threw light on some more future plans of the company. The CEO made it clear that the company does not want to go ahead with niche cares like the RCZ in the future, and suggested that the sporty derivatives of the core models will feature hybrid powertrain. Moreover, Mr. Picat also confirmed that a D-segment SUV will arrive by 2020.
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Source: Auto Express