2009 Frankfurt Motor Show: Peugeot previews RCZ HYBrid4 Concept and 3008 HYBrid4

Article by Christian A., on August 26, 2010

Anyone interested in an all-wheel-drive diesel hybrid Peugeot RCZ? If you are, you better let Peugeot know because it says that it would only make such a model if it sees a demand for it.

Peugeot will not have much difficulty in producing the hybrid coupe since the technology has already been perfected in the 3008 Hybrid4, with which it shares a platform. Due to go on sale in 2011, the 3008 hybrid will be displayed at next month's Frankfurt show in production form.

In the show, the RCZ Hybrid4 concept car will also be shown. The 3008 emits 99g/km of CO2 but the RCZ Hybrid4 only emits 95g/km because it's lighter and has better aerodynamics.

The Hybrid4 is an otherwise conventional front-drive car, powered by a 163bhp 2.0-litre turbodiesel engine fitted with a stop-start system. 

The car's rear axle, however, has been modified to incorporate an electric motor that is good for 37bhp and 147lb ft at full tilt. The Hybrid4 can run in front drive, four-wheel drive and purely rear drive modes.

The latter offers zero-emissions travel but it only runs a few miles, even at relatively modest city speeds. If the 3008 Hybrid4 generates high sales, Peugeot says that it will add to the lineup with a two-door version, as well as hybrid versions of the 308 and 308CC.

Peugeot also says that the hybrid powertrain can also easily be converted to use a petrol motor instead of diesel.

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