Peugeot announces line-up for the Geneva Motor Show
Peugeot has announced they will be showcasing their latest production vehicles and concept cars at this year's Geneva Motor Show, including the world premiere of the Peugeot 2008 urban crossover; the ground-breaking 2008 HYbrid Air Concept; the powerful RCZ R Concept; the 208 T16 Rally car; the award-winning Onyx Concept; the eagerly anticipated 208 GTi and the chic and stylish 208 XY.
Peugeot 2008 Crossover
Taking centre stage on this year’s Geneva Motor Show stand will be the all-new Peugeot 2008, an urban crossover like no other. Featuring a contemporary design, this practical and versatile vehicle has a characterful on-the-road presence, intended for young city-dwellers who love the urban environment but also enjoy escaping from it at every opportunity.
The 2008 also brings together the expertise and experience of two acclaimed Peugeot vehicles; as a compact crossover, it blends the success and design of the award-winning 3008 with all the features, performance and state-of-the-art engines of the new 208 supermini.
The new Peugeot 2008 Crossover will officially go on sale in Summer 2013.
Peugeot 2008 HYbrid Air Concept
The goal was simple: substantial reduction of fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by means of affordable technology which can be applied to passenger cars and light commercial vehicles. The result is HYbrid Air, and the most obvious way to demonstrate it is in the all-new Peugeot 2008.
It combines tried and tested systems from the new generation of three-cylinder petrol engines with innovation in the form of compressed air technology. More than 80 patents testify to the fact that Peugeot has again established itself as a true automotive pioneer.
Peugeot 208 HYbrid FE Concept
Developed as a concept car to illustrate the direction Peugeot believes engine technology can take, the 208 HYbrid FE Concept will be making its world debut in Geneva.
The supermini benefits from a number of technical enhancements including a petrol/electric hybrid powertrain, optimised aerodynamics, a 200kg weight reduction and low rolling resistance wheels and tyres.
Peugeot 208 XY and 208 GTi
While the 208 GTi brings an iconic badge back to life, the Peugeot 208 XY is an exclusive and urban chic vehicle, both are displayed in Geneva as the ‘jewels’ in a now-complete 208 range.
Designed to promote the Brand’s strategy to move more upmarket, both feature three-door body styles, strong exterior identities, distinctive headlight signatures on their front faces, exclusive 17-inch alloy wheels and a sophisticated reworking of the cabin materials and colours. Both are also sculpted, athletic and elegant, revealing how Peugeot style has a genuine ability to turn heads.
Peugeot 208 T16
A new chapter begins at Geneva 2013 with the world debut of a 208 complying with the latest R5 regulations. Glimpsed at the Paris Motor Show last Autumn, the sporting genes of the Brand can now also be seen in its name: 208 T16. Intended to succeed the 207 Super 2000, the 208 T16 is currently building up test miles with the aim of establishing itself as a strong force for winning national and international titles.
Peugeot RCZ R Concept
The stunning RCZ R Concept gives the strongest clues yet about the RCZ R production model, which will be unveiled later this year. Promising an intense dynamic experience, the Sports Coupé will benefit from bespoke suspension and wheels, plus a Torsen limited slip differential. That it echoes the colours of the Peugeot Onyx Concept car is completely intentional.
Peugeot Onyx Concept
In the great tradition of Peugeot supercars, the Onyx will take the breath away of visitors to the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. Under its radical and sculpted silhouette hides the heart of an athlete: built on a carbon shell, the 3.7-litre 600bhp V8 HDi hybrid engine is mounted in a rear central position and mated to a six-speed sequential gearbox.
Framed by aluminium arches, the ‘double-bubble’ glass roof reveals the carbon structure and an innovative passenger compartment.
With the Onyx, Peugeot continues its consideration of new and innovative materials for the future of automotive manufacturing. The car features ‘newspaper wood’, produced from compressed used newspapers and used to shape the dashboard and centre console.
These latest innovations on the Peugeot stand in Geneva serve to demonstrate how it plans to move the brand more upmarket, with modern designs, clever technology and features that enhance desirability. Peugeot places great importance on remaining at the forefront for low CO2 emission vehicles, which it presently leads with an average of just 121.6g/km.