The new Peugeot concept car 208 Hybrid FE will be officially unveilved at the Geneva Motor Show in less than a month, this coming March. There are no pictures available of the new model as of yet, though Peugeot have boasted that the new supermini has a 49g CO2 emissions figure and can go from 0-62 miles per hour in 8 seconds.
What does the new Peugeot 208 Hybrid FE entail?
The 208 Hybrid FE which is built by the firm along with the Total oil company, has been designed to benefit from all of the research that has been taken out by both company’s together, with regards to aerodynamics, drivetrains and weight saving. Beginning with the Peugeot 208 1.0 litre VTi 68 brake horsepower, emitting 99g and takes 14 seconds to get from 0-62 miles per hour, the new Hybrid FE will be featuring a rather more modernized design than it’s production model. To reduce rolling resistance, special wheels and tyres will also contribute to the new car.
What else have Peugeot done?
Peugeot have also put particular effort into the weight reduction of the vehicle and replacing windows and body panels with polycarbonate materials and carbon fibre reinforced composite together to cut around 200 kg from the current production model’s 975kg kerbweight. The powertrain has also had an upgrade, the 68 brake horse power engine with three cylinder’s has a updated combustion cycle, along with reduced friction and weight, connected to the EGC automated manual gearbox, which also includes an electric motor and battery.
The model will be debuted on a great Peugeot stand at The Geneva Motor show, which will be accommodating 31 cars. Among the display will also be the Onyx concept which was revealed at the Paris Motor show in 2012. The new Peugeot 208 GTi model will also be displayed among the other models, along with the Peugeot’s 208 T16, the company’s brand new R5 class rally challenger.