Regardless of body style and engine fit, the Peugeot 308 is renowned for its high performance, boosted by the versatility of its EMP2 platform. Peugeot Sport has now developed a new plugin petrol hybrid powertrain on this same base.
The Peugeot 308 R HYbrid Concept has the perfect proportions for its quest for pure performance. It is incredibly compact with wheels in each of its four corners offering perfect balance, attained by seating the 308 hatchback on the EMP2 platform. The elegant style and sporting prowess of the 308 are perfectly recognisable, borrowing the design codes explored on the Quartz concept car and expressing them in its own radical manner.
The doors open to reveal an impressive interior structured by the PEUGEOT i-Cockpit®, a stretched-out central console and bucket seats. The selected materials and colours clearly state the aim of Peugeot 308 R HYbrid: pure performance.
Development of the Peugeot 308 R HYbrid Concept was entrusted to Peugeot Sport. They were challenged to develop an efficient petrol hybrid plug-in powertrain, integrating it into the EMP2 platform and setting new limits in terms of performance.
It is perfectly balanced, with 60% of its weight to the front and 40% to the rear. The Peugeot 308 R HYbrid has a fiery spirit but an incredible weight/power ratio, barely reaching 3.1 kg/hp.
Peugeot 308 R HYbrid is awe-inspiring proof of the engineers' and designers' talent and of the overall excellence of the Peugeot 308. This Peugeot embodies motion and emotion with it's grace, athleticism and it's four unique driving modes.
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