Peugeot will be bringing to next month’s Paris Motor Show the interesting Quartz concept, a very powerful hybrid crossover. It adopts an angular exterior design reminiscent of a Lamborghini but with short overhangs while the body is 4.5 meters long and 2.06 meters wide. The vehicle has been equipped with huge 23-inch alloy wheels while the body panels are manufactured from composites. As you can see, the Quartz doesn’t have B-pillars and has received scissor doors together with full LED headlights & taillights.
Its heart and soul is a HYbrid powertrain featuring a 1.6-liter four-cylinder THP engine developing 270 HP (198 kW) and a maximum torque of 243 lb-ft (330 Nm). The concept’s front axle is also motivated by a 115 HP (85 kW) electric motor responsible for recharging the 400V battery while the Quartz is decelerating and it also assists the regular engine during gear changes. There’s another 115 HP electric motor at the rear axle for battery charging and propulsion.
The Peugeot Quartz concept can be driven in ZEV mode offering a pure electric range of maximum 31 miles (50 km). The Road mode uses the combustion engine and front electric motor to provide propulsion while the Race mode it uses both electric motors and the gasoline engine to offer a combined output of 500 HP.