Peugeot 308R Hybrid hits the Shanghai Auto Show in China

Peugeot 308R Hybrid hits the Shanghai Auto Show in China

The Peugeot 308R Hybrid concept car has been launched on the Shanghai Auto Show in China, looking mighty fast in heavenly blue and black. The 308R Hybrid previews a possible future racy hybrid variant of the Peugeot 308. Whether it will see production is yet undecided.

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The 308R Hybrid concept comes with a blue-gray color scheme, an aggressive body kit, an racy 20 inch wheels with matte black alloys. It is a continuation of the 2013 Peugeot 308R concept, with a 266hp 1.6 turbo petrol engine, which sadly never made it to production.

The 308R Hybrid is using the same engine and two electric motors, good for a total output of 500hp and 730nm, sending power to all-four wheels via a six-speed manual. Top speed is 250 kilometer per hour and 0-100 in four seconds.

Impressive numbers, but the BYD Tang has 505hp and 820nm, and will launch on the Chinese car market later this month.

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Enormous air vents in the bumper to let out all that hot hybrid air. The window wing is quite modest compared to the rest of the vehicle. Alloys double as ninja stars.

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LED strip on headlights really hip. Grille a tad too busy and the Peugeot name is almost invisible.

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There they did it better with that name.

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Almost looks like a Subaru STi Hatch/VW GTI mash up.