The Peugeot QUARTZ Concept will unveil Peugeot’s new vision for the Crossover segment at the 2014 Paris Motor Show. This SUV blends new design with innovative materials and a powerful HYbrid drivetrain to create a family car experience.
The strong, powerful and sporty style of the Peugeot QUARTZ combines the body of an SUV with the cabin of a saloon. Sleek lines convey a dynamic feel that’s further accentuated by short over- hangs and the 23-inch wheels sitting inside generously rounded wheel arches. At 4.5m long and 2.06m wide, the QUARTZ has an athletic stance on the road that’s further emphasised by its long bonnet and louvres that help improve airflow to the engine. As with all new Peugeots, the lion badge stands in the centre of the grille
The Peugeot i-Cockpit keeps everything at the driver’s fingertips. The compact steering wheel is inspired by competition models with controls embedded in it. This allows the driver to use the indicators, change driving modes and shift gears without taking their hands off the wheel.
The Peugeot QUARTZ uses a plug-in hybrid drive train comprising a petrol engine supplemented by two electric motors. The bonnet houses the 1.6-litre THP 270 power plant developed by Peugeot Sport. Mated to a six-speed automatic transmission, the four-cylinder engine delivers torque of 330Nm, with a specific output of nearly 170hp per litre. The front axle is also driven by an 85kW electric motor with direct drive. This charges the 400V battery during deceleration and assists the combustion engine with gear changes. The rear axle also features an 85kW electric motor for propulsion and battery charging.