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Peugeot showcases Hybrid 208

Peugeot and Total are set to showcase the HybridFE edition of their popular 208 model at next week's Frankfurt motor show.

The 208 Hybrid FE is a full petrol hybrid without a Plug-in energy source, aimed at a performance market. The Research and Development teams of the two partners rose to the challenge by establishing a remarkable level of performance, based on a production PEUGEOT 208 hatchback: 0 to 62mph in 8.0 seconds and CO2 of just 49g/km over the official NEDC European Drive Cycle (Combined Cycle figures).

The objective of the 208 HYbrid FE was to combine driving pleasure with low CO2 emissions. The firm's intention is to halve the CO2 emissions of the PEUGEOT 208, equipped with the 1.0-litre VTi 68bhp and to provide it with acceleration comparable to a performance hatchback.

“The goal of 49g and acceleration from rest in 8.0 seconds is as difficult to achieve as victory on the other side of the world. The small team consisting of the best experts in each of the areas brought all of its creativity and enthusiasm into play, and we did it!”, said Bruno Famin, director at PeugeotSport.

The vehicle is a technical demonstrator project from the two firms, and no details on if it will be put on sale have been announced.

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