Peugeot has revealed its vision for a 2020 MPV at the unveil of this unconventional new six-seat concept at the Frankfurt motor show.
Called HX1, the low-slung diesel-electric plug-in hybrid comes with the most advanced version so far of Peugeot’s all-wheel-drive diesel-electric Hybrid4 drivetrain. A 204bhp 2.2-litre HDi engine with six-speed auto gearbox powers the front wheels and a 95bhp electric motor, fed by a lithium-ion battery pack with plug-in capability (a Peugeot first), drives the rears.
An electric-only range of 18.6 miles is possible, while combined economy is claimed to be 88.2mpg with CO2 emissions of just 83g/km. The most frugal 5008 — an 112bhp 1.6 HDI — is rated at 55.4mpg and 134g/km.
The HX1 concept is conceived as a reference point for Peugeot’s future activities in the fields of aerodynamics, architecture, modularity, powerplants and interior materials and the environment.
Based on a ‘Metamorphosis’ theme, the HX1 can adapt to its driving and interior environments with active aerodynamics and flexible, modular 4+2 seating.