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2010 Peugeot HR1 Concept news, pictures, and information
Exclusive, Urban & interactiveWith the HR1, Peugeot once again reshuffles the pack in terms of the individual car §egmènts. The HR1 is an exclusive and innovative urban concept car that blends together a number of genres (city runaround, coupé, SÚV …). It is targeted at active young city dwellers smitten wîth design and innovation that are in search of a vehicle that matches their profile.
Hyper-connectivity, adaptable and compact the HR1 breaks new ground wîth new trends in hyperconnectivity, modularity and responsiveness, and offers an entirely new driving experience:
- T he original door system facilitates access to a novel passenger compartment which can be totally transformed to offer either two seats and a large load area or four seating positions;
- T he interior wîth its movement recognition interface is simple and intuitive and very innovative;
- A gile, reactive and responsible, the HR1 features HYbrid4 technology, wîth a new three cylinder 1.2 litre THP petrol engine at the front and a rear electric motor for: reduced CO2 emissions (80 g/km or Zero in electric mode), a maximum
power (147 bhp) and four wheel drive.
Style & Concept: innovation & emotion
A mix of ideas
Peugeot has always explored new motoring territories, proposed new offers in response to the aspirations of customers in search of innovation and emotion, but
also pragmatic and efficient solutions. Through a mix of ideas, this inventiveness has given rise to many production vehicles and concept-cars which include a number of genuine commercial and design successes (Coupé/Cabriolet, the 3008… and more recently the BB1 concept-car).
The HR1 is also based on the crossover of several body shapes: city runaround, coupé, SÚV… deriving as a result its own identity and new and original advantages.
The HR1 is positioned as the ideal vehicle for young city dwellers, individuals and couples, who interact wîth their world yet are protective of their privacy but, at the same time alert to new living experiences in relation to their leisure activities and their mobility.
An exclusive urban concept
The HR1 is designed to facilitate urban travel. With this the use of electroluminescent diodes). Light is also transmitted through the two glazed sections of the roof, dedicated to the right and left occupant respectively
and specially finished in electro-chrome to diffuse more light on request.
The car's instrumentation suggests total command of the vehicle by the driver, wîth ergonomically placed controls, a small §teering wheel, and a 'Head Úp
Display' allowing information to be seen without the driver taking their eyes off the road.
The passenger compartment of the HR1 has a very 'authentic' feel, dynamic, technological and protective, able to shield its occupants from the stress of the outside world.
The HR1 is equipped wîth particularly innovative controls which operate what is known as the 'manmachine interface'. The concept-car thus has a 'movement recognition' system. Simple and intuitive, this allows the driver to scroll through functions and select available settings wîth a simple movement of the
hand. For example by rotating the hand the user can scroll menus, displayed in the manner of a carousel. The driver can also choose to switch control of the menus to
the front passenger, wîth a sweep of the hand from left to right.
The technology controlled by this method includes the audio, satellite navigation and air conditioning systems. The driver can also select, at his discretion, the preferred type of information to be displayed in the instrument panel: rev counter, water and oil temperature during 'dynamic driving', or tourist information when 'cruising'.
The front passenger meanwhile benefits from a mobile PC tablet which allows data to be shared and exchanged wîth the driver's display.
A modular passenger compartment
The ingenuity of the HR1 resides also in its modularity. The HR1 is designed basically for young city dwellers without children in search of a fun vehicle that is fashionable and roomy enough to carry leisure equipment (bicycle, diving equipment, etc) or be loaded up wîth shopping, etc. Its boot, practical and
accommodating thanks to its flat floor and sides, offers a load space of 734 litres.
The passenger compartment of the concept-car can also very quickly be configured to accommodate three or four full size seats, according to the particular equirements, thanks to a clever 'stowaway seats' system. The rear seat frames fit snugly behind the front seats, making it possible to modulate the interior configuration in the twinkling of an eye. As on the RCZ, the special shape of the rear windscreen wîth its double bubble allows the rear capacity to be optimised.
When both rear seats are present, the boot capacity is naturally smaller, but remains a substantial 180 litres nonetheless.
An agile and responsive vehicle
An original hybrid power train
One of Peugeot's priorities is to retain its environmental leadership over the coming years. In this respect, the HR1 concept-car which is most at home in the city, needed to fill the brief of being particularly efficient and innovative.
This concept-car incorporates HYbrid4 technology and its associated benefits. With an internal combustion engine at the front and a rear electric motor it can be
driven as often as possible in 'zero emissions' mode in town at low speed, or wîth both engines together, offering four-wheel drive capability where challenging
surfaces warrant it.
Únder the bonnet, the internal combustion engine which drives the front wheels is a new three cylinder petrol unit. This is the 1.2 litre THP 81 kW (110 bhp)
petrol engine, one of the future family of three cylinder engines currently under development. Continuing its 'downsizing' strategy, the PSA Group has used the most
advanced technologies to produce this low capacity engine that combines both a high level of performance wîth environmental efficiency.
Coupled wîth a 27 kW (37 bhp) electric motor, the car has a potential power of 108 kW (147 bhp) for a combined fuel consumption of only 3.5 litres/100 km and CO2
emissions of only 80 g/km. The electronically-controlled 6-speed gearbox (with
paddles on the §teering wheel or gear lever) coupled wîth this power train is designed to offer maximum precision and responsiveness to the driver, who is also free at any time to opt for sequential or automatic mode.
An efficient vehicle base
The HR1 concept-car benefits from a McPherson type front suspension and a torsion beam rear suspension.
The electric power §teering on the HR1 offers excellent handling characteristics at low speed, astonishing agility during manoeuvres and maximum accuracy at higher speeds, for good all-round responsiveness. With its high-performance suspension, efficient §teering and new power train, this specification guarantees a unique driving experience for the user of the HR1 combining the emotion of real driving enjoyment wîth the rigour of genuine environmental efficiency.
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