The 2018 Peugeot 308 R Hybrid is still a concept car that has not yet made to mass productions but with the optimism that I has generated, then this hybrid car will hit production level pretty soon. The twin electric motors together with the gas engine are capable of generating a whopping 500 HP and has much power than the once hyped 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS. It is imperative to note that Peugeot had dominated the European auto market in the 1990’s with cars like the 106 Rallye and 205 GTi, then were the days the company produced fantastic cars before the company decided otherwise. But with the 2018 Peugeot 308 R Hybrid arousing so much interest in the Auto scene, then it might be a couple of years for the Auto maker to regain the lost glory.
2018 Peugeot 308 R Hybrid Exterior
The amazing 19” wheels augment its aggressive physique and have been maintained from the previous concepts. At the front, the concept gets what Peugeot describes as white ceramic looking material which is larger and has stylish air intakes. There is also an iconic badge on the grille that bears the logo ‘308 R’. At the back towards the centre has been painted matte black and is definitely where you will find the new hind fascia that reflects the front, with a little hind diffuser as well as a single exhaust on the right. It is a definitely attracting and good looking family car that has five doors that arguably competes against the 208 in terms of hatchback performance.
2018 Peugeot 308 R Hybrid Interior
Inside the 2018 Peugeot 308 R Hybrid, the most striking part is the bolstered sport seats which Peugeot undeniably says are impeccably fawn colored patinated leather finished. The designers at Peugeot also claim the dashboard panels are covered with what they call a ‘digital weaving technique’ which reduces weight by eliminating the need for foam and can be used to fashion more complex parts. The steering wheel is also is perforated with leather and is compact with twin paddles mounted on the 6 speed gearbox.
Engine for 2018 Peugeot 308 R Hybrid
Things are much prettier when it comes to the 2018 Peugeot 308 R Hybrid. The basic power source comes from the 1.6L turbo charged 4 cylinder that produces 270 HP. An electric motor makes a mount on the axles with each having a capability to produce 115HP. The rear motor directly sends its power to the axle while both the combustion engine and the front electric motor drive the wheels at the front. It is likely that the car might be heavier since the engineers at Peugeot made a move of the fuel tank to the trunk area above the motor located at the rear.
Despite the setback that might be there in terms of the weight, the 2018 Peugeot 308 R Hybrid concept will still manage to have a top speed of about z62mph in under four seconds. The power is capped to 155mph. Four power modes will be made available with the highest rated being the Hot Lap mode which makes a complete use of the entire drivetrain to make a whopping 500HP and 539 pounds of torque.
2018 Peugeot 308 R Hybrid price and release date
If at all Peugeot surprisingly made the concept a reality, which off course is, then the 2018 Peugeot 308 R Hybrid would be estimated at around 60,000 dollars or thrice the price of the 308’s.