Peugeot embraces the ‘new’ in the world of the motor car drawing its strength from a rich heritage synonymous with different
forms of mobility, from 2-wheelers to 4-wheel drive, Peugeot is a key
player in global, sustainable mobility.
At this Frankfurt Motor Show, Peugeot
is demonstrating once again its desire and ability to combine driving
enjoyment and environmental efficiency with its vision to the mobility
Elegance, creativity, technological
performance and conceptual innovation: it is these characteristics that
best describe the 32 production models, concept cars and demonstrators
shown in an exhibition area of 2,900 m2.
Peugeot - environmental leadership
The new Frankfurt Motor Show gives Peugeot the opportunity to reaffirm
its responsible approach of placing high economy and low CO2
emissions vehicles at the heart of its product policy: to offer today an
attractive, competitive product range with a small carbon footprint, and
to prepare for the future with the introduction of radical new
Results today - Peugeot is the inventor and leader in the field of the Diesel Particle
Emissions Filter (DPFS / FAP): since the beginning of the decade, more
than 2.1 million of its HDi vehicles have since been equipped with it.
Today Peugeot is one of the leading
manufacturers in the UK and in Europe for low-emission and high economy
This performance is illustrated on the
stand at Frankfurt by production vehicles with particularly low
emissions in their category:
207 ‘99g’, 107 ‘106g’, 308 Hatchback
‘120g’, 3008 ‘130g’ and 407 ‘129g’.
for tomorrow it’s the turn of the HYbrid4
- As well as a new ‘all electric’ urban vehicle from the end of 2010 and
the rollout on production vehicles of the second-generation ‘Stop &
Start’ system in 2011, Peugeot is preparing a future which, in less than
two years, will combine greatly reduced fuel consumption and emissions
with renewed driving enjoyment.
innovative hybrid diesel technology - HYbrid4 - comes into its
own in a European car market where the popularity of diesel engines is
largest, capitalising firstly on the
group’s advanced knowledge in HDi engines, electric vehicles and the
perfection of existing components (i.e. the 6-speed
electronically controlled manual gearbox and Stop & Start systems).
It also relies on a
parallel architecture: alternating in operation between the HDi
diesel engine and the electric motor to ensure optimal efficiency
according to how the car is driven – in town or on the open road. When
used simultaneously, the two power units offer increased performance.
The result: a real breakthrough in terms of fuel consumption and CO2
emissions of around -35% in the combined cycle, compared to engines of
an equivalent power output.
With the HYbrid4 solution, the
innovative location of the electric motor at the rear of the vehicle
offers new benefits – four-wheel drive, without the drawback of
a mechanical connection – and
ensures technical and economic
viability thanks to the preservation of an engine compartment
at the front able to accommodate different conventional engines and
offering the benefit of adaptability.
Because progress means little unless it can be shared by the greatest
number, Peugeot intends eventually to
develop a range of HYbrid4 vehicles offering renewed driving
enjoyment and exceptional environmental credentials to enhance
performance and road holding, but also through the automatic and
unobtrusive operation of the combined power trains.
Two concept cars, unveiled for the
first time on the Peugeot stand at Frankfurt, illustrate this commitment:
The 3008 HYbrid4 (now CO2
of 99g/km) previews the production model scheduled to appear in the
Spring of 2011, while with the experimental
RCZ HYbrid4 (CO2 of
95g/km), the manufacturer proposes a synthesis of performance and
Drawing its strength from a rich heritage synonymous with different
forms of mobility, from the 2-wheeler to 4-wheel drive, Peugeot sees
itself as a key player in global, sustainable mobility.
Peugeot is working to demonstrate that creativity and responsibility,
far from being irreconcilable, actually allow pre-determined methods and
familiar territory to be changed around, to re-think mobility both for
today and the future, in fact to re-invent the car, in all of its
Peugeot RCZ Forum