Rather than stress their mind grapes in an attempt to create a new design direction, Peugeot instead chose to merge two popular designs from previous auto shows into the Peugeot RC HYmotion4. This mid-sized sports sedan is essentially a hybrid of the Peugeot 308 RC Z coupe concept and the full-sized 908 RC concept, but this time powered by the HYmotion drivetrain that features a small gas engine in the trunk and an electric motor under the hood. Though we're not sure of production plans for this sedan, the designers managed to expertly capture the "four-door coupe" proportions. Let's hope that doesn't go to waste. Press release below the jump.
RC HYmotion4: magic in the making. Elegant, powerful and sporty, the RC HYmotion4 is a concept car born of the passion and experience of Peugeot engineers and designers. This ‘Touring Car’ coupé, the missing link between the RC and RC • concept cars of 2002 and the 908 RC (one of the stars of the last Paris Motor Show) is a veritable laboratory on wheels bringing together numerous stylistic, engineering and technological ideas in preparation for the future. With four doors, four seats and four wheel drive powered by the highly innovative HYmotion4 hybrid architecture, this concept car offers the perfect blend of driving pleasure and environmental friendliness. It features a 1.6-litre THP petrol engine with a power output of 160kW (218bhp) located at the rear of the vehicle, combined with a 70kW (95bhp) electric motor under the bonnet. Together they provide a maximum power output of 230kW (313bhp) with low CO2 emissions in the combined cycle of just 109 g/km, or zero in electric only mode. Heralding a future new vehicle in the range, Peugeot raises eyebrows by presenting the PROLOGUE HYmotion4.