1.6 litre 4 cyl + electric
At the 2010 Geneva Motor Show Peugeot unveiled the SR1
concept car. The SR1 was an incredibly important concept
for Peugeot as it showcased an all new design language
for the company - one which eventually permeated throughout
the entire model range.
Peugeot's previous styling language was inspired by the
feline form, but the SR1 appears to have a more technical
and engineering orientated influence - and the results
are fantastic! Just check out some of the more discreet
styling touches like the wing mirror supports which thread
through the a-pillars, and the sublime contours of the
According to Peugeot's marketing department the SR1 concept
represents "a more extreme and pure expression
of the Peugeot Style of tomorrow and also displays a new
look corporate Lion badge."
SR1 features Peugeots latest hybrid drivetrain, the HYbrid4
unit. On the SR1 a front-mounted 1.6 litre THP petrol
engine with a power output of 218 horsepower is combined
with a rear-mounted electric motor developing 95 horsepower.
In electric only mode, the SR1 is a Zero Emission Vehicle
(ZEV), with a combined cycle fuel consumption of 57.7
mpg or 119 g/km of CO2.
When the two powertrains are used at the same time the
resulting 313 horsepower and all-wheel-drive layout results
in outstanding performance and secure roadholding.
The SR1's dynamic abilities are enhanced thanks to a rigid,
lightweight structure comprising of a one-piece body incorporating
a tubular chassis onto which are mounted the drivetrain
components and suspension.
Other engineering highlights of the Peugeot SR1 concept
include speed sensitive four wheel steering, and four
wheel independent double wishbone suspension.