The futuristic MPV concept car has seating for up to six and a range of high-tech features, including a diesel-electric hybrid powertrain, ‘half-scissor’ doors and spoilers that automatically deploy at higher speeds.
At 4.95 metres long, the HX1 is 13.5cm longer than a Ford Galaxy, yet it’s 3cm lower than a Mini. There are four ‘reverse-opening’ side doors, that open upwards.
The HX1 includes active aerodynamic features – the ‘spokes’ in each wheel open at speed to create a flat surface. A spoiler and two side skirts at the top of the tailgate are deployed above 62mph.
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Although many of the HX1’s styling elements aren’t suitable for production, the front end shows the latest evolution of Peugeot’s new family look, with a front grille that appears ‘detached’ from the bodywork.
The interior has seating in three rows of two, with the middle pair pulling out when needed. There’s also a minibar and a coffee machine, while materials such as stitched leather and brushed metal create a luxurious ambience.
Power comes from a 295bhp version of the Hybrid4 system that’s used for the 3008 Hybrid4 and 508 RXH. In this case, a 2.2-litre diesel engine powers the front wheels, while a 94bhp electric motor drives the rear pair.
A production version of the HX1 is unlikely, but you can expect it to influence the technology of future Peugeot models, especially the replacement for the 5008 MPV.