Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Peugeot HX1


Peugeot HX1 ....


   
In 1810, the brothers Jean-Pierre and " Jean-Frédéric Peugeot "transform foundry and rolling mill the old family by developing a process of cold rolling which will enable them to produce a high quality tool whose reputation will spread quickly. From 1881, " Peugeot "will start manufacturing bicycles and in 1889, the construction of Daimler which they had bought the rights. The first car " Peugeot "which was actually a quadricycle will come in 1890 ....


Nowadays, this venerable French brand more than a century continues to illustrate offering a great range of attractive cars. For its next flagship, the Lion brand is even considering breaking the codes of high-end. Peugeot even seems resolved to attempt a raid on the uplands occupied by Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz. The reason is simple. The category "premium" still holds great promise for growth and profits in Europe for export. To do this, the specifications of the new car on a mission to "create a vehicle that can accommodate up to six people, while offering a strong style, athletic, efficient, and providing unique driving sensations. Unveils Peugeot want to develop new "premium crossover" equipped with HYbrid4 engine plugin (rechargeable). Surprise French arrived at the last Frankfurt Motor Show, it is called Peugeot HX1 ....


The stunning Peugeot HX1 is designed to imagining future solutions in many areas of the car of the future such as architecture, aerodynamics, modularity, equipment, interior materials and the environment, and of course, the engine. It is built with a uni-body architecture with atypical proportions making it sporty and elegant. With lines inspired by the latest models Sochaux, it comes with an aerodynamic unconventional and rather slender. With a length of 4.93 meters to 1.99 meters wide and 1.37 meters high, the HX1 gets a Cx of 0.28. With its scissor doors, eternal fantasy designer, the beautiful is really the dream car even if it adopts the elegant silhouette of a big break uni-body carefully lowered. The brand emphasizes the role of aerodynamics in neat performance first order Peugeot HX1 which implements all the tricks to reduce the aerodynamic drag coefficient. Movable flaps are deployed according to the speed, as the top of the tailgate between the legs of its wheels. As for the mirrors, they disappear in favor of cameras, much less bulky ....


The unusual Peugeot HX1 offers the famous grille "floating" étrennée in series and the 508 fires boomerang so unmistakable sign the new style of the brand, but everything else is new. Air intakes magnified by the brushed metal and polished mobile rear spoiler. Obviously, the team of designers designer Gilles Vidal does not have any new route of exploration such as these small spoilers assets located on the rear that optimize the aerodynamics of the vehicle by opening once the 100 km / h exceeded. Or also those rims drawn shaped turbine that also give an effect of speed when the car is in motion. In the end, aesthetically, the car needed. At the front, the grille unique "floating" and LED projectors cats remind the emblem of the brand with the lion, proudly affixed the stamped cover. Visual signature is also found that the rear lights, the boomerang shape accompanies the movement of the stern. Four reverse-opening doors, semi-scissor, open wide to allow passengers easy access to the interior of the magnificent Peugeot HX1 ....


The Peugeot HX1 offers six places in extreme luxury. It uses high quality materials (flooring and cabinetry in natural oak inlaid fiber optics, brushed metal, leather ...) and modern (digital displays, touch screens ...). The designers have cleverly worked on brightness (LED spots, streaks back-lit by natural light on the roof ...). The steering column is electrically lie parallel to the seat adjustment, to facilitate accessibility. The steering wheel tightens automatically when the car goes into "cruising" for greater comfort. Finally, the central multifunctional display rotates, leaving only the essential information visible on its edge. At the rear, the center console includes a minibar and a coffee machine, discreet nod to the history of Peugeot. This console is adorned with white Carrara marble, handmade milled, which contributes to the exclusive and modern atmosphere. If necessary, two retractable seats can be configured on a central row, through a system of "seats nested". The interior is very carefully finished with materials like brushed metal, leather or fiber optics. The speakers fit in the headrest way business class. Touch screens abound and mood lighting mixes different light sources in fiber optic panels and door against gigantic translucent roof. How can we not see in these large-dishes of precious wood, in this Carrara marble and the square meters of hand-stitched leather expression of a legitimate ambition of making high-end with the Peugeot HX1 ....


The front cover of the Peugeot HX1 houses the now famous Hybrid4 system already seen on the 3008 and very soon available on the new 508 RXH. Motorization proposes 4-cylinder Diesel 2.2 HDI familiar 150 kW (204 hp), which is a welcome reinforcement in the person of an electric motor of 70 kW (95 hp) mounted between the rear wheels. The combined power of both engines reached about 220 kilowatts, or 299 horsepower. A new technology allows 4 wheel drive when the two engines work together equivalent to a full transmission type 4 x 4. It also helps to drive at low speeds, in "zero emissions" with the electric motor alone. Everything is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. The most interesting is that the average consumption of 3.2 l/100 km in the combined cycle for only 83 g / km of CO2 release. Autonomy in electric mode is obviously foreign to these good numbers. Peugeot goes further in efficiency and functionality offers "plug-in" lithium-ion batteries that can be recharged by plugging the vehicle on a socket 220 V standard. This allows it to have a mode "ZEV" widely spread, that is to say, it has the ability to travel up to 30 km in 100% electric propulsion without CO2 emissions ....



Specifications :
  • Engine: Hybrid4
  • Engine: 4 cylinder Diesel 2.2 HDI 150 kW (204 hp)
  • Electric motor: 70 kW (95 hp)
  • Total Power: 299 hp
  • Battery: lithium-ion
  • Cx: 0.28
  • Consumption: 3.2 l/100 km
  • Emissions: 83 g / km CO2



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