Peugeot Quartz crossover concept with a 500bhp HYbrid drivetrain revealed ahead of Paris debut

Paris Motor Show is going to be one of the biggest car shows for the remaining part of this year. French automakers are bringing out their best and latest together with all the major automakers from around the world.

Peugeot has revealed first details and images of a new Quartz concept, previewing a new vision for the Crossover segment.

Th Quartz rides on the same EMP2 platform that underpins the new 308, featuring a sleek and powerful design with a coupe like profile.

The concept is 4.5metres long, 2.06metres wide and rides on huge 23-inch wheels.

Thanks to composite structure and bonded panels, the car is exceptionally stiff, which enabled engineers to remove the central B pillar and create scissor doors.

The interior shows futuristic i-Cockpit design with big centre console, four individual bucket seats, compact steering wheel with built-in controls for shifting gears and configurable head-up display with a central 45-degree polycarbonate strip.

According to Peugeot their latest concept is also the first-ever vehicle to employ digitally woven textile, which allows the creation of large and complex components that can be used as soon as they come off the machine, with no cutting required.

The plug-in hybrid drive train combines a petrol engine supplemented by two electric motors for a total output of 500bhp.

The petrol unit is a 1.6-litre THP 270 linked to a six-speed automatic transmission with a torque of 330Nm, while the front axle is also driven by an 85kW electric motor with direct drive and the rear axle is driven by an 85kW electric motor for propulsion and battery charging.

In purely EV mode the range is up to 31 miles. the road mode uses the combustion engine and front electric motor, while the
race mode also adds the power of the electric motor at the rear axle.

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