When Peugeot announced the withdrawal last year of the Le Mans Series , its engineers set an unusual condition – the production of hybrids based on a small model 208.
The engineers did not let themselves get confused , and in addition to its supermini dimensions of 208 had a positive characteristic to their advantage. In fact , it is the best selling car in the French market , and in the rest of Europe are equally struggling with the Ford Fiesta and Volkswagen Paul for the title of best-selling car in its class. The result is a car that came speeding up to 100 km / h in eight seconds with an average fuel consumption of just two liters per 100 kilometers and CO2 emissions of just 49 g / km. The success is even greater when you consider that Peugeot has achieved success without specified plug-in technology. Although still a concept , a 2014 Peugeot 208 hybrid has a real chance for mass production , and the production model should debut next year . The hybrid is based on the serial 208 with a 1.0L gasoline engine with 68 hp, which takes 14 seconds to accelerate to 100 km / h and average consumption is 4.3 liters per 100 kilometers .
This was followed by a “diet ” and the clutter in the car ejected and inserted the lighter materials and new tires. While this may not notice at first glance, the 2014 Peugeot 208 Hybrid is 25% more aerodynamic compared to the standard model , while at the same interior space and trunk damage. The 2014 Peugeot 208 Hybrid is also wider by 20 mm and 20 % lighter with a maximum weight of only 975 kg . This especially applies to the automobile body , which, thanks to lighter materials gained weight reduction of 295 kg to 227 kg, and a major role in reducing the severity of a lack of air conditioning .
French carmaker has not released interior pictures , but says that the changes are equally significant. In any case, the Peugeot is a successful model needed to correct poor financial picture of the company, a hybrid that is significantly more efficient than the competition could be just such a model . Production model of 2014 Peugeot 208 Hybrid is expected next year on a larger saloon cars in Europe with sales start later .