Peugeot 308 R Hybrid – Auto Shanghai Live

Posted on: Apr 22, 2015 - 6:56pm IST

French car maker Peugeot has unveiled the 308 R Hybrid at Auto Shanghai 2015. According to the company, it is the “ultimate 308” and a high performance hatchback with a hybrid heart. Design wise, the 308 R HYbrid features quite a few elements that are common to the current Peugeot range. This being an ‘R’ version it sports wider fenders, large air intakes a dual-tone paint job and massive 19-inch alloy wheels.

Peugeot 308 R Hybrid front at Auto Shanghai 2015

The Peugeot 308 R Hybrid derives its power from a four-cylinder petrol engine coupled with two electric motors. The 1.6-liter THP engine is boosted by electric motors generating 115 PS each.

Peugeot 308 R Hybrid front three quarter at Auto Shanghai 2015

According to Peugeot, the 308 R Hybrid is a family hatchback with a combined output of 500 PS and 730 Nm of torque. That is supercar levels of performance thanks to a clever and potent plug-in hybrid powertrain.

Peugeot 308 R Hybrid side at Auto Shanghai 2015

The super-hatch can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in just 4.0 sec while¬†top speed peaks out at 250 km/h and in the process emits just 70 g/km of CO2. Furthermore, the car comes with four driving modes including a “Hot Lap” mode which shuffles the power between the front and rear axles to provide optimum grip at all times.

Peugeot 308 R Hybrid rear three quarter at Auto Shanghai 2015

You can read more about the hot hatch in the press release below the gallery.

Peugeot 308 R Hybrid at Auto Shanghai 2015 – Image Gallery

Peugeot 308 R Hybrid – Press Release

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