The Peugeot SR1 Concept that was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show held in March last year had attracted the attention of many a car lover. And there is some more good news on it that will appeal to those who had liked the SR1 – the new GTI sport hatchback that the French manufacturer is preparing would be built on the same lines as the SR1 Concept.
This was revealed by none other than the design boss of Peugeot Gilles Vidal who has said the new GTI sport hatchback will have style cues borrowed from the SR1 Concept, specifically the front end design of the new GTI. The SR1 concept used Hybrid4 technology which essentially means the car derived its power from a 1.6 liter THP petrol engine as well as an electric motor that is mounted on the rear axel. The petrol engine developed 160 kw or 218 bhp and the electric motor was good enough for 70 kw or 95 bhp. When being driven in the electric mode the vehicle emits zero CO2 that is it termed as ZEV or a Zero Emission Vehicle. The car’s combined cycle fuel consumption stood at a measly 4.9 liter/100 km while damage done to the environment is 119 g/km of CO2.