Just as the SR1 was Peugeot’s concept that showcased the design of its future sedan or coupe models, the HR1 is the SUV/Crossover equivalent. Based on various body designs, the HR1 is created to appeal to young city dwellers, individuals and couples.
The HR1 is motivated by Peugeot’s Hybrid4 technology, which sees the use of a turbocharged three cylinder 110hp 1.2 litre engine that drives the front wheels, along with a 37hp electric motor, driving the rear. This gives a combined power out put of 147hp and a respectable 2.9/100km fuel consumption figure.
You can also expect to see the French company downsizing their engines to this three-cylinder engine in the future, in line with their environmental strategy. This model in particular gives a CO2 figure of just 80g/km.
Power is transferred to its four wheels via an electronically controlled 6-speed manual gearbox that has a full automatic or sequential option.
Design wise you can see a lot of the SR1 in the concept, especially in the headlights and single floating front grille. The HR1 gets full LED rear lights as does most new Peugeot models today. What will stand out is its electric scissor doors, which is said to come in useful in tight parking spaces, while roof design seems to have been inspired by the RCZ Coupe, with its double bubble shape.
Inside, apart from the slightly higher driving position, the interior gets Heads-up display and an intuitive “man-machine interface” in the form of a movement recognition system, that controls audio, satellite navigation and air conditioning systems.
Peugeot go on to say that in terms of space, the car has been designed primarily for young city dwellers without children. Thus you can keep all sorts in the back, which has a load space of 734 litre, apart from children.
Enjoy more of the concept after the jump.
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