New design language and grille for the Peugeot SR1 hybrid roadster

New design language and grille for the Peugeot SR1 hybrid roadster

Peugeot wants to change their current strategy and adopt a new design language for their future models. The French automaker has realized that it is time for them to revolutionize their future plans and model range for the years to come. Thus, they have revealed the Peugeot SR1.

The Peugeot SR1 is a hybrid roadster concept that has a 2+1 seat display. The Peugeot SR1 is considered extremely important, and not just some other futuristic concept that will never be seen in real life, because it shows the styling strategy that the French automaker will adopt for its future models. The Peugeot SR1 hybrid roadster will make its world debut at the 2010 Geneva Salon that will take place in March.

The futuristic creation of the French automaker allows us to see more elegant and sharper design lines and the abandoning of the chunky shapes and the much criticized gaping mouth grille. The Peugeot SR1 is a proposal for a low stance roadster model with a hybrid powertrain. Still, we have to admit that by looking at the Peugeot SR1 our mind tends to compare it to the Aston Martin Vantage V8, but it is extremely hard nowadays to make a car that does not resemble other models.

The Peugeot SR1 gets four wheel steering with the turning angle of the rear wheels controlled as a function of the vehicle speed, via motorized links on the rear wishbones. According to the French automaker, the Peugeot SR1 is a Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) in the electric only mode.

The hybrid roadster concept gets the new Peugeot HYbrid4 technology, which will also be available on the Peugeot 3008 crossover starting next year. The Peugeot SR1 gets its power from a rear electric motor that has an output of 95 horsepower and a front mounted 1.6 liter turbocharged petrol engine that has an output of 218 horsepower, for a combined total output of 313 horsepower. The drivetrain is completed by a four wheel drive system. The Peugeot SR1 in hybrid mode has a level of 119 grams per kilometer of carbon dioxide emissions and an average fuel consumption of 4.9 liters per 100 kilometers.

The inside of the Peugeot SR1 is quite futuristic, being obvious that the car is just a concept. More precisely, the hybrid roadster concept can seat up to three people in a 2+1 layout with the rear seat mounted centrally. Still, we get to see the driver orientated center console that will most likely be available on future Peugeot models.