Peugeot HX1 Concept

Concept Cars 30 Aug 2011
Peugeot HX1 Concept

The Peugeot HX1 Concept is a futuristic six-seater crossover with a bold design, a high-tech interior, a HYbrid4 powertrain and active aerodynamics.


Peugeot HX1 Concept Set to debut at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, the Peugeot HX1 Concept is a design study aimed at envisioning future solutions in several fields, including layout, aerodynamics, modularity, equipment, materials and environment.

The project is based on the theme “Metamorphosis”: the vehicle needs to adapt itself to its environment, to life conditions, driving conditions.

The HX1 has a MPV layout, width generous dimensions in length (4,954 m) and width (1,990 m) but with a relatively reduced height of 1,373 m.

Peugeot HX1 ConceptThe exterior features sleek, streamlined lines which allow to achieve an optimized Cd of 0.28, a remarkable value given the front section area and the dimensions of the vehicle.

Additional design elements include mirrors with integral rear view cameras, brushed aluminum window surrounds, minimal panel gaps and flush fittings.

The HX1 also incorporates a number of active aerodynamic elements.

When it is stationary or at low speeds the body appears as a sculpted, solid form.

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When traveling at higher speeds, the seven vanes in each wheel rim spike, fashioned like a turbine, open to create a flat disc surface and a spoiler and two side skirts located at the top of the tailgate are deployed.

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Access to the cabin is four reverse-opening ‘half-scissor’ doors, with kinematics researched in order to allow accessibility under all circumstances.

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The passenger compartment offers maximum comfort for the two passengers in the rear row and maximum sensation for the occupants of the first row. If necessary, two retractable seats – integrated behind the front seats – can be pulled out to form a third, center row.

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The system is similar to that used on the HR1 concept car (Paris Motor Show 2010), the additional seats are integrated behind the front seats.

Exterior Design

Peugeot HX1 Concept Design Sketch At the front, the HX1 bears and evolves the company’s current design identity, with the feline LED head lamps and the “floating” front grille, which appears detached from the bodywork, which has been designed to harmonize with the tapered volumes.

At the rear the visual signature is defined by the boomerang shape of the tail lights, that follows the lines of the rear design.

Interior Design

The interior has a futuristic design and adopts premium materials – including natural oak with inlaid fibre optics for the floor and fittings, brushed metal, leather, etc.

The front section of the cabin has been designed to provide the driver with maximum sensation. It features a high-tech look and uses brushed metal and digital components.

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The steering column can be moved backwards and forwards electrically in line with the seat adjustment for complete ease of access.

Peugeot HX1 Concept Interior Design RenderingThe steering wheel movement loads up automatically when the car is put into “cruising” mode for enhanced driver stability and comfort.

Additionally, the central multifunctional display can be adjusted, leaving only the essential information visible on its edge.

e, like the “heads-up displays” which present all of the information to the driver without them having to take their eyes off the road ahead.

Peugeot HX1 Concept Rear Seats At the rear, attention is dedicated to the passenger comfort. Peugeot designers have used bright and natural materials, a mixture of folded and stitched leather.

The two sculpted rear seats are reclinable, and a set of controls are grouped in the center armrest.

The center console includes a minibar and a coffee machine and is adorned with white Carrara marble, specially milled “by hand”.

Technical Features

The Peugeot HX1 Concept integrates the HYbrid4 technology, a modular architecture present on the production 3008 HYbrid4, the first diesel hybrid in the world. The same powertrain is adopted on the 508 RXH, also on display at the Frankfurt Show.

Peugeot HX1 Concept The HYbrid4 features an internal combustion diesel engine at the front (powering the front wheels) and an electric motor to the rear (powering the rear wheels), thus enabling all four wheels to be driven when the engine and motor work together.

It also enables the vehicle to be driven at low speeds powered just by the electric motor in “Zero Emissions Vehicle” mode.

In the HX1 the engine is a 150 kW (204 hp) 2.2 litre HDi diesel, linked to an automatic 6-speed gearbox.

The unit is coupled with a 70 kW (95 bhp) electric motor, for a combined output of 220 kW (299 bhp).

The hybrid system of the HX1 is also equipped with “plug-in” functionality: the lithium-ion batteries can be recharged by ‘plugging in’ the vehicle to a standard 240 V mains electric socket.

This allows to cover up to 30 km (18.6 miles) in all-electric drive mode. The HX1 has a combined fuel consumption of just 3.2 liter/100 km with CO2 emissions of 83 g/km.

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  1. Katarzyna Kandefer-Sendrowska
    30/8/2011

    LUBIĘ VERY MUCH

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  2. Richard Lee
    30/8/2011

    Wow. Now that’s good looking. Looks like A vector FWX had a dangerous liaison with a Honda Oddesy. -Not a bad result at all.

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