Peugeot 208 HYbrid FE Heading to Geneva With "Extreme Economy and Performance"
Built in cooperation with oil and gas company Total, the 208 HYbrid HE promises to combine "extreme economy with extreme performance for the best of both worlds". We wouldn't call them extreme, but Peugeot's new concept car brings up some very interesting figures, such as just 49g/km CO2 emissions, and an acceleration time from 0 to 62 mph of only 8 seconds.
Pictures of the 208 HYbrid FE aren't available so far, but the French automaker says the car will make its appearance with a "much lower co-efficient of drag" body, a set of unique alloy wheels, and several weight-saving components which will make it 200 kg (441 lbs) easier than the standard 208.
Under the hood, the concept will carry a 1.0-liter three-cylinder gasoline engine attached to a EGC gearbox, as well as an electric motor, that's, according to Peugeot, sourced "directly from the endurance program".
This sounds really good so far and the HYbrid HE promises to be the actual "Fun and Efficient" car Peugeot is bragging about. We'll find out in less than three weeks.