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Get Ready for Peugeot’s Hybrid ‘Quartz’


Peugeot will bring its 500-horsepower crossover to the Paris Motor Show in October. The high-performance hybrid concept boasts a 1.6-liter turbo, 4-cylinder alongside a pair of electric motors that produce 228 additional units of horsepower. When the car is driven in race mode, it utilizes both electric motors as well as the combustion engine, but [...]

Peugeot Reveals ’208 HYbrid Air 2L’, Set for Paris


French automaker Peugeot will unveil its 208 HYbrid Air 2L at the Paris Motor Show in early October. The concept weighs 220 pounds less than its production cousin, the 208 hatchback. Peugeot used carbon composite materials as well as copious amounts of aluminum in the concept‘s frame, and tacked on a gasoline-air hybrid drivetrain to [...]

Peugeot Exalt Concept: Ready for Paris Show


French automaker Peugeot will bring an updated version of its Exalt concept hybrid car to the Paris Motor Show in October. Having already appeared last April in Beijing for its official world debut, the car will arrive in Paris featuring different materials, a new color, and a fully functional electric scooter in its trunk. The [...]

141 MPG Renault Ready for Paris Show


Europe’s third-largest carmaker, Renault, will unveil an ultra-efficient car at the upcoming Paris Motor Show in October. The concept boasts fuel economy of 141 mpg, but officials declined to provide other details, apparently hoping to build anticipation ahead of the model’s official debut in Paris on Oct. 4. Renault’s design chief is Laurens van den [...]

Here Comes the Peugeot Exalt Hybrid


Peugeot will be taking the wraps off its latest hybrid concept car at this month’s Beijing Auto Show. Called the Exalt, the French carmaker’s fresh creation is obviously based upon its 2012 Onyx concept. Peugeot previewed the sleek hybrid this week, just ahead of China’s biggest auto show. Radical styling and non-traditional materials give the [...]

Geneva Motor Show Will be Greenest Ever


As the Geneva International Motor Show gets ready to open its doors on Mar. 6, the event has already handed out its most important prize. The Peugeot 308 hatchback was named 2014 Car of the Year by an international media jury assembled by the show’s organizers. The sleek hatchback was competing against 29 other vehicles [...]

Preview: Here Comes the Frankfurt Motor Show


Organizers of the Frankfurt Motor Show are expecting more than one million visitors for the sixty-fifth edition of the world famous auto exposition. The show runs from Sept. 10 through Sept. 22 and will offer up at least 1,000 exhibitors and include display stands from every major carmaker in existence. Press releases for the event [...]

France Loves Plug-ins


Sales of electric and plug-in hybrid cars in France reached well over the 5,000-mark for 2012, racking up an impressive 5,663 unit sales. The total was twice that of the previous year. The re-badged Mitsubishi i-MiEV, which sells in France as the Peugeot iOn, was the biggest seller of the group, with 2,744 units sold. [...]

Peugeot Onyx Supertrike Hybrid in Paris


Peugeot will bring its hybrid super-scooter to the upcoming Paris Motor Show, continuing a tradition the company began in the late 1800s, when it sold its first motorcycles. Based largely on the exterior design of the Peugeot Onyx hybrid super-car, the Supertrike, as the new scooter is called, is propelled by a diesel-electric hybrid powertrain. [...]

Paris Motor Show: Plug-in Preview

Paris Motor Show: Peugeot Ion EV

Every major auto show tries to keep a few surprises up its sleeve until opening day. In the case of the Paris Motor Show, which opens Sept. 27, Mitsubishi will be supplying at least two welcome sights, namely the Outlander plug-in and the electric Citroen Berlingo (which primarily uses Mitsubishi electric-drive components). The show will [...]

Peugeot Onyx Hybrid Ready for Paris


Peugeot’s super-powerful Onyx diesel-hybrid concept car will make its debut at the upcoming Paris Motor Show. Featuring a copper and carbon-fiber body, acrylic windows, and a horsepower rating of 680, the vehicle weighs in at just over 2,400 pounds. The 3.7-liter V8 hybrid is paired with a six-speed gearbox. The Peugeot concept is just the [...]

Peugeot Hybrids at Moscow Motor Show

Peugeot's 3008 Hybrid4

The enormous Peugeot display at the Moscow International Motor Show this week features the automaker’s hybrid lineup as well as the Peugeot 408, which has just gone on sale in Russia this month. Peugeot operates a manufacturing plant in Kaluga, south of Moscow, where the 408 will be built. Also on display in the gigantic [...]

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