Category: Autos


producn version of the 308 R Hybrid. Very similar to the concept with the same name that was shown at the Shanghai Show in April, the hybrid has the signature of Peugeot Sport.Manufactured on the basis of the conventional 308 EMP2 platform, the hybrid features full-wheel drive and three engines. A gasoline engine of four cylinders 1.6 THP with 270 cv and 330 Nm, the same of the 308 GTI, appearing coupled to a manual transmission of six speeds and counting on the aid of two motors lithium-ion batteries with 3 kWh , with 115 hp each, one on each axle. The total power is 500 hp and 730 Nm of maximum torque.The power-to-weight ratio is 3.1 kg / hp. It has three modes of driving: ZEV (100% electric), Hybrid (which comes into action when the battery is not enough and in which the batteries need 15 km to recharge) and Hybrid Sport (which uses the maximum resources of all the engines). Sport mode is activated via a button on the steering wheel. In addition, it comes equipped with a ‘launch control’ function. The batteries charge in 30 minutes at a quick charging point.It comes equipped with 235/35 R19 tires and has 80 mm wider tracks. The weight distribution is on the order of 60/40. The set allows an acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in 4 seconds and reaches 1,000 meters in 22.5 seconds. Announces CO2 emissions of 70 g / km. The 308 R Hybrid has an electronically limited top speed of 250 km / h. In the interior, highlight bucket seats in brown leather, perforated leather steering wheel, anthracite coverings, red decorations and specific ‘R’ logos. The version has ventilated discs of 380 mm with forceps of four pistons in the front and 290 mm rear.

2016 – PEUGEOT 408

After updating the look of the 308, Peugeot renewed the style of the 408. Like the hatch, the sedan brings a new front, inspired by the latest models of the French brand marketed in Europe. The headlights with LED daytime running lights, the front grille and the bumper are new. At the rear, the lanterns gained a new array of LED lights, and few changes were made inside, just a new steering wheel and steering column with height and depth regulation.The 408 comes in Allure and Griffe versions. The Allure configuration features the 2.0 16V Flex engine of up to 151 hp at 6,000 rpm when fueled with ethanol and maximum torque of 215 Nm at 4,000 rpm coupled to a six-speed automatic transmission. The Griffe comes out of the factory with the 1.6 THP engine, producing up to 173 hp at 6,000 rpm and a maximum torque of 240 Nm at 1,400 rpm, coupled to a six-speed automatic transmission.The Allure automatic version will be sold for $ 75,990, and has six airbags, stability control (ESP), four-wheel disc brakes with brake distribution, rear parking sensor, fog lamps, power locks, electric-hydraulic steering, bizona digital air conditioning, rain and light sensors, autopilot, driver’s seat with height adjustment and leather and fabric trim, steering column with height and depth adjustment, power windows on four doors, multimedia center with a 7.0-inch touchscreen, 17-inch alloy wheels and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.

The 408 Griffe adds front parking sensor, aft camera, sunroof, leather seats and 17-inch wheels with diamond finish. Its suggested price is R $ 86,990. The sedan arrives at resales with a three-year warranty.2016 – PEUGEOT EXPERTThe new Peugeot EXPERT and Citroën JUMPY, presented by Carlos Tavares, World President of the PSA Group, at the Sevelnord plant in the Hauts-de-France region will enable the PSA Group to consolidate its leadership in the light commercial vehicle market (VUL) in Europe, where it registered a 19.5% share in 2015. They will also allow the acquisition of new markets in other regions, so as to give an international dimension to the Group’s technical and commercial know-how. The Peugeot EXPERT and Citroën JUMPY models will be marketed in Europe from June 2016.The new VUL line was developed to meet new customer expectations, especially those related to growing urbanization and the explosion of e-commerce activities.With its unprecedented compact version of 4,600 mm, which completes a standard range of 4,950 mm and a length of 5,300 mm, and its maximum height of 1,900 mm, the new Peugeot EXPERT and Citroën JUMPY are particularly adapted for urban use. The arrival of new features such as busy hands-on access, cabin modularity, high instrument panel, 3D-connected navigation with touchscreen tablet and voice control make life easier for users. They will also benefit from efficient powertrains to achieve best in class consumption levels.

These utilitarian versions complement the offer of the Private Vehicles segment, with the Peugeot TRAVELER and Citroën SPACETOURER models, presented at the Geneva Motor Show, which will enable PSA to increase its market share in the vans and minivans.To follow the Group’s ambitions in the VUL segment, PSA recently created a Business Unit dedicated to these activie presentation of the models, Carlos Tavares stated: “The new Peugeot EXPERT and Citroën JUMPY are vehicles of achievement that will contribute to the achievement of the objectives of our profitable growth plan to Push to Pass.”


PEUGEOT 2008 Hybrid Air is a hybrid that unites in an innovative way a gasoline engine with a compressed air propulsion system, which can reach up to 34 km / l of fuel. Thanks to a smart control center, the 2008 Hybrid Air meets the driver’s commands in three different modes:• Air: active up to 70 km / h (only the energy contained in the air cylinder makes the vehicle move forward);

• Petrol (PureTech 1.2l three-cylinder engine, 82 hp);

• Combined: when the mechanism with compressed air contributes as boost in accelerations and resumes.The consumption of 34 km / l corresponds to a reduction of 45% of the fuel consumption in the city of a compact car compared to an equivalent gasoline engine. Emissions, in turn, are about 30% lower than those of a gasoline-like model. Depending on the topography and driving style of the driver, approximately 60% to 80% of the trip in urban routes can be driven in “Air” mode.ybrid Air technology is the Brand’s response to the need to meet global challenges in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and pollutants. In relation to other hybrid systems, the Hybrid Air’s main differential lies in the energy storage unit in the form of compressed air. Brakes and decelerations are used to recover energy and benefit from the “Air” mode.The advantages do not stop there: the vehicle does not need additional battery, like the conventional hybrids. This preserves the vehicle’s internal space (both for occupants and luggage) and contributes to reducing the emission of pollutants into the environment. Because it is essentially mechanical, the system has easier and more economical maintenance. Its components are made from recyclable materials and have small dimensions.The energy cylinder containing compressed air is arranged under the body in the central tunnel. Another low pressure reservoir is located at the height of the rear suspension cross member and serves as an expansion vessel. Finally, the hydraulic group consisting of an engine and a pump is installed under the hood in the transmission. The latter is composed of an automated epicyclic train to manage the distribution between the two energies. It replaces the mechanical gearbox and offers the possibility of automating the gearshift.

The combustion engine is a three-cylinder gasoline of last generation. It has the most modern technologies: optimization of weight and compactness through the greater possible integration of the components, reduction of the internal frictions through the use of a special coating, thermal management for a faster temperature increase, among others. OPERATING PRINCIPLEThe computer manages the two power sources – gasoline engine and compressed air reservoir – to achieve the best possible performance depending on driving conditions. The passage between the three modes available – “Air”, “Gasoline” and “Combined” – occurs completely independently of the driver.In “Air” mode, only the energy contained in the compressed air cylinder causes the vehicle to move forward. As it expands, the air occupies an increasing space in the energy reservoir and displaces a corresponding volume of oil. The oil is an energy vector that feeds the hydraulic motor coupled to the epicyclic train. With the engine running off, the vehicle travels without consuming gasoline or emitting CO2. This mode has its best expression in urban circulation.

In “Gasoline” mode, only the PureTech 1.2l three-cylinder petrol engine (82 hp) powers the vehicle. This propeller benefits from the latest technologies to obtain, compared to the previous generation, a reduced weight of 21 kg, friction reduced by 30% and with an evolved thermal management to achieve the optimum operating temperature more quickly. This mode is particularly adapted for roads, with speed stabilized.In the “Combined” mode, the petrol and hydraulic engines work together to move the vehicle, in adjusted proportions depending on the situation, in order to achieve optimal consumption. Flexible, the Hybrid Air can power the hydraulic motor from two sources. As long as the amount of energy contained in the compressed air tank is sufficient to meet the driver’s demand, the hydraulic motor runs from that source. Then, if necessary, it can be fed directly by the hydraulic pump. This mode is especially intended for transient phases in the city and on the road (uprooting and acceleration).The power supply can be recharged in two ways. In decelerations (when braking or taking off the accelerator foot), the reduction of speed is not obtained by applying the pads on the brake discs, but by the compressive resistance of the air in that accumulator.

The alternative is to recharge through the reconnection of the thermal engine – in this situation, a part of the energy produced by the gasoline is used to compress the air. In both cases, the maximum energy capacity of the accumulator under pressure is reached quickly, in just ten seconds.It is a world-class technology that is accessible to all and which already has important awards in Europe thanks to its low consumption and low environmental impact. From simple concept, this technology becomes very attractive for all the markets of the planet.2016 – PEUGEOT TRAVELER i-LABPeugeot will present at the Geneva Motor Show the new Traveler, its nevan. Accompanying the novelty will be an i-Lab version, which proposes an insight into the future of business travel. The version is essentially characterized by connectivity services. The four individual seats, arranged face to face, are positioned around a 32-inch touch screen. It is also equipped with a Wi-Fi hotspot, cloud access, Bluetooth, induction charging sources and a virtual reality helmet. The version also has specific decorations, especially leather seats and Alcantara. The engine is a 2.0 hp BlueHDI with 180 hp, coupled to a six-speed automatic transmission.