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Peugeot Prologue concept - Paris motor show news - 2008

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What the good lord of Peugeot design
giveth with one hand - in the shape of the stunning RC Hybrid - he taketh with
the other.

This is the Peugeot Prologue HyMotion and,
well, don’t you feel like you’ve seen it all before?

Looking like a 308 morphed into a more MPV-ish
shape, the Prologue is another take on the four-wheel drive hybrid formula, and
one that we just can’t get excited about.

The front wheel are powered by a two-litre,
163bhp HDi diesel, and the rear wheels get a dinky 36bhp electric motor. Which
means 0-62mph in 8.8 seconds in hybrid mode, but a range of just three miles in
all-electric mode.

You can guess the rest. It’s got some
seats and decent ground clearance and is ideal for the sort of people who go
yachting at the weekend.

Peugeot is
still describing the Prologue as a concept, but it looks depressingly ready for
production. Save the effort, guys. Build the RC instead. Did we mention that

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