Peugeot says it's responding to "radical changes in the market for large, luxury saloons" with the diesel-electric hybrid "5 by Peugeot" concept which will hit the show floor in Geneva next month. Sitting at the opposite end of the scale to the diminutive BB1 which caught our eye in Frankfurt, the 16-foot long HYbrid4technology concept combines a front mounted, 120 kW, 2.0-liter HDi diesel engine with a 27 kW electric motor at the rear and uses an electric-only mode at low speeds.
With an emphasis smooth lines and flush-fitting surfaces, the 5 by Peugeot sports Twin LED arrays at the front, distinctive rear lights made up of three raised red clusters, brushed-aluminum window surrounds and door handles and sculpted 19” wheel trims.
Four-wheel drive is available "on demand" and fuel consumption and emissions figures for the diesel-electric system are quoted at 3.8 liters/100 km and 99 g/km of CO2 (or 0 in electric-only mode).
The 5 will appear in Geneva alongside the company's SR1concept car. HYbrid4technology will be launched in Europe on the 3008 production model from 2011.
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