The seven 'spokes' in each wheel are fashioned like a turbine blade and open to create a flat disc surface, whilst a spoiler and side skirts located at the top of the tailgate are deployed at speeds of 62.1mph
The Peugeot HX1 Concept Car was designed with a brief to produce a vehicle for up to six people offering strong styling, is sporty and efficient and provides a unique driving sensation.
A prospective concept, the Peugeot HX1 helps illustrate future solutions in the following fields: architecture, aerodynamics, modularity, equipment, interior materials, the environment and powerplants. The result is a vehicle which can adapt itself to its environment, situations and driving conditions at any time.
The Peugeot HX1, designed with an MPV architecture has a height of 1.373m and 1.990m wide with an overall length of 4.954m.
The doors are reverse-opening 'half-scissor', which can be opened wide allowing easy access into the passenger compartment.
The Peugeot HX1 concept has a Cd of 0.28 thanks to each surface having been sculpted with previsions and intricately crafted complete with moving parts to optimise air flow and environmental performance.
The seven 'spokes' in each wheel are fashioned like a turbine blade and open to create a flat disc surface, whilst a spoiler and side skirts located at the top of the tailgate are deployed at speeds of 62.1mph and more, meaning the Peugeot HX1 "physically" adapts itself to the environment.
The dashboard and seats are futuristic in their design as are the materials used, including natural oak with inlaid fibre optic, brushed metal and leather. Equipment includes LED spotlights and a centre console including a minibar and coffee machine.
The Peugeot HX1 is powered by the HYbrid4 'plug-in' power plant delivering 204bhp with an automatic 6-speed gearbox as found in the Peugeot 508 GT. This is joined by a 70kW (95bhp) electric motor giving a combined output of 220kW (299 bhp).
The 'plug-in' functionality comes courtesy of lithium-ion batteries which can be charged through a standard 240V mains electric socket. The batteries offer a range of up to 18.6 miles in all-electric drive mode. As a result, the Peugeot HX1 concept offers a combined fuel consumption of 88.2mpg and CO2 emissions of 83g/km.
When creating the Peugeot HX1 concept car, Peugeot teamed up with Pierre Hardy, luxury shoe creator to design an exclusive 'concept-shoe', aligned with appeal, modernity and a unique ability for transformation.
Together, Peugeot Stylists and Pierre Hardy created a shoe using materials, technology and quality if manufacture which echoes the interior of the HX1 concept. As with the car's ability to adapt, the shoes will adapt themselves to the life of the wearer: a slipper for driving and a 'high heel' for a glamorous occasion.Published 29 August 2011