Peugeot will display their new plug-in hybrid crossover concept vehicle, the Quartz, at the Paris Motor Show next month (4th -19th October)
The Quartz plug-in hybrid concept mixes elements of a crossover vehicle and a saloon, to bring a new take on the SUV segment.
Matthias Hossann, Peugeot Quartz Design Manager, said: “The Peugeot Quartz Concept is the marriage in a single form that embraces the lower aspects of an SUV with the upper features of a saloon. The styling reflects the function of each part. The Quartz’s sculpted body and innovative materials pack a punch while ensuring dynamic efficiency.”
The Peugeot Quartz uses a plug-in hybrid drive train comprising of a 1.6-litre petrol engine supplemented by two 85kW electric motors, driving each axle.
Notably, the plug-in hybrid drive train allows the concept car to be utilised in three modes:
ZEV mode uses the electric motor only and is designed for short, urban commutes. ZEV can cover up to 31 miles on a single battery charge using the plug-in battery.
Road mode uses the combustion engine and front electric motor to enhance the driving experience and maximise battery charging during deceleration.
Race mode harnesses the power of the engine and both electric motors to maximise the vehicles performance.
The Quartz will stand alongside the Exalt concept as the flagship vehicles for Peugeot at the Paris Motor Show. To find out more about the show visit www.mondial-automobile.com/