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Peugeot SR1 news - Yes, it’s a Peugeot - 2010

Clearly feeling a bit left out of all this
coverage from Detroit, Peugeot has released early details of its Geneva show
star, the SR1.

Pretty, isn’t it? Mainly because it doesn’t
really look like a Peugeot, which means it isn’t trying to be deliberately
controversial or sport a large, gormless plastic grin.

Instead we’ve got a sharp looking petrol-hybrid
(Peugeot calls it HYbrid4 technology), mating an electric motor in the back and turbo’d 1.6-litre up front to give a combined 313bhp (95bhp from the electric
kit and 218 from the petrol).

It’ll run in electric-only mode so you can
frighten the crap out of unsuspecting pedestrians, and Peugeot reckons it’ll
deliver 57.7mpg on the combined cycle and 119g/km of CO2.

Inside, there’s a three-seat layout with a
single passenger seat placed behind the front pair, while a futuristic
crystal-tube display wrestles with old school touches like wood and leather

The hybrid all-wheel-drive system will
debut next year on the 3008 crossover model, but it looks unlikely the SR1 will
make production - a ‘new styling direction’ is all, we’re afraid.

And, talking of new direction, you might
also have noticed Peugeot’s redesigned ‘lion’ badge on the bonnet. No? Neither
did we.

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