If hybrids entice you with their environmental assets but don’t get your lead foot excited, Peugeot may one day have a hybrid that fits your needs.
The French car makers recently unveiled the HX-1 concept car, which the company claims to be the world’s first diesel hybrid. The designers at Peugeot got creative with this plug-in hot rod as a 2.4L turbocharged diesel engine powers the front wheels with 204hp while an electric motor powers the rear wheels. Peugeot claims the innovative design cranks out an impressive 299 horsepower while still allowing for an equivalent 88.1 miles per gallon.
The HX-1 is still in the concept phase so keep an eye out for further info and keep your Prius pedal off the metal in the meantime.
and to top it off, it's kind of sexy.
I took some lessons in June with a Prius, it made me laugh and screwed me up when all I had to do was press a button to turn the car on.
A few years ago when I went to Montreal with JS, we had a Prius. We called it The Space Car because it looked and sounded like one especially being that at home JS had a Land Rover LR3 (I loved Larry the LR3). I'll never forget... I remember we had parked it in Old Montreal and either it was the fact that it was parked on the side walk or because it was a Prius and looked like a space craft, people stopped and stared. Maybe it was just Quebec.